VANCOUVER, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Fairfax Capital Inc. (TSXV: FFX) is pleased to
announce that a Letter of Intent has been executed with Saskatchewan Wheat
Pool Inc. (dba Viterra) to proceed with installation of its patented Ocean
Water Heat Exchanger at Viterra's Cascadia grain handling facility in
Vancouver, B.C. The proposed installation will be carried out by the Company's
wholly owned subsidiary, Free Energy Solutions Inc., subject to engineering
review by Viterra and final agreement. Free Energy is excited to work with
Viterra and both parties are looking forward to installation of this
innovative technology and the development of its full potential.
The proprietary Free Energy Ocean Water Heat Exchanger model OWHX360 has
been designed by the Free Energy engineering group to work reliably in working
environments with high levels of particulates in the air, giving it a
significant advantage over conventional commercial HVAC equipment. The system
is planned to replace existing HVAC equipment located at Viterra's Cascadia
grain handling facility located in Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC.
The OWHX360 heat exchanger uses the Free Energy super conducting
technology to transfer heat from the HVAC system used to cool the critical
areas in the mechanical plant into the nearby Pacific Ocean without having to
pump ocean water. The OWHX solves the issue of particulate ambient air supply
(in this case grain dust) around the HVAC equipment and also the issues
associated with pumping ocean water for space conditioning. The Free Energy
OWHX360 has the capacity to transfer heat at a rate 360,000 BTU per hour into
the ocean allowing for efficient and trouble free operation of the HVAC
equipment while providing both heating and cooling.
The OWHX Free Energy heat exchanger will also be protected from the harsh
ocean environment with our proprietary cathotic protection system to allow
trouble-free ocean installation for 25 years and more.
Viterra is Canada's premier agribusiness built on the foundation of
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc. and Agricore United. The new company has
extensive operations and distribution capabilities across Canada and in the
United States and Japan. Viterra is connected to customers at each stage of an
integrated supply pipeline that starts with farmers and extends to destination
customers around the world.
Well-positioned geographically and with business segment diversity,
Viterra serves its customers with a wide range of proprietary seed varieties,
fertilizer, equipment, a full line of crop protection products, extensive
agronomic and financial services and the largest network of grain handling and
marketing facilities in Canada.
Additional information about Viterra and their ventures can be found at
About Free Energy Solutions Inc.
Free Energy is a British Columbia corporation in the renewable energy
sector. Free Energy is a 100% subsidiary of Fairfax Capital Inc. Its principal
business is developing innovative technologies for the heating and cooling
industry based on a new class of thermal superconductors now becoming
available on the world market. Its head office and principal place of business
is located in Richmond, British Columbia.
Free Energy is in the process of developing a high efficiency condenser
that can be used in commercial refrigeration applications, a seawater heat
exchanger for large commercial air conditioning systems, and a simple heat
exchanger that can be installed in the ground to act as a heat source or heat
sink for conventional residential heating and air conditioning systems.
Prototypes of its geoheating and geocooling units have already been developed.
Information on the technology can be viewed at the Free Energy website at
About Fairfax Capital Inc.
Fairfax is a British Columbia corporation with its head office in
Vancouver, British Columbia. Fairfax is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange as
a Tier 2 company. Fairfax has a total of 12,657,453 common shares issued and
outstanding, of which 7,140,000 shares are subject to escrow arrangements.
Additional information on Free Energy and Fairfax may be found in the
Information Circular for the 2007 annual and special general meeting of
Fairfax shareholders, which is posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF FAIRFAX CAPITAL INC.
Alf Sanderson, President
The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
or accuracy of this release. The statements made in this release may
contain forward-looking statements or statements relating to matters that
involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results
could differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections.
For further information:
For further information: please contact the Company by phone at (604)
657-5638 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org