H2O Innovation Inc., a Canadian company specializing exclusively in water technology, has won a bid launched by Petro-Canada Oil Sands Inc. on behalf of Fort Hills Energy L.P. to build six water filtration units with a combined treatment capacity of 3960 cubic meters per day. Using clean technology, the membrane water filtration units will be installed at the Fort Hills Mine currently being built in northern Alberta. Amounting to $9.4 million, this contract is the biggest in H2O Innovation’s history.
The contract calls for the first two water filtration units to be delivered in April 2009, the next two in summer 2009, and the last two in fall 2009.
The water filtration facilities at the Fort Hills Mine have a projected lifespan of forty years. The H2O Innovation water filtration units will provide drinking water to more than 6,000 workers at the site during the construction and operation phases.