GLV's Pulp and Paper Group awarded large-scale contracts worth close to $34 M to provide various technological solutions for producers in Asia, Europe, South America and North America



    MONTREAL, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - (All amounts are in Canadian dollars
unless otherwise indicated.) The Pulp and Paper Group of GLV Inc. ("GLV" or
"the Company"; LVG.A, LVG.B / TSX) continues to record significant activity on
the international scene. During the first three weeks of January 2008, it has
notably been awarded six large-scale contracts worth a total of approximately
$34 M.
    Between the end of September 2008 and March 2009, this group will deliver
22 disc filter units valued close to $16 M to various pulp mills owned by a
major Asian producer.
    In addition, the Pulp and Paper Group has been awarded three contracts
totalling approximately $12 M for various pieces of equipment related to the
chemical pulp preparation technologies acquired in December 2006. In February
2009, the group will supply a Compact Press(TM) pressure washing system worth
$5 M to a Brazilian producer, as part of a facility optimization project aimed
at improving the customer's production quality and costs. At the beginning of
calendar year 2009, it will also finalize a contract totalling more than $5 M
to provide a new pulp mill in Portugal with a comprehensive system including
one Compact Press(TM) pressure washing unit, one disc filter, two thickeners,
five screens, as well as ancillary installation, start up and training
services. The third contract consists in the July 2008 delivery of a
SuperBatch(TM) cooking system to an Asian pulp producer.
    Furthermore, the Pulp and Paper Group will participate in rebuilding and
upgrading a two-ply paper machine for a major linerboard producer in the
United States by providing, in the fall of 2008, two BTF(TM) headboxes with
automatic dilution control, totalling over $4 M. In September 2008, finally,
the group will deliver a $2 M disc filter to a producer in Sweden.
    "In addition to the size of these contracts, it is interesting to note
that they come from four different geographic markets and relate to three
distinct technologies for pulp preparation and paper finishing," indicated
Richard Verreault, President and Chief Operating Officer of GLV. "This clearly
illustrates the strategic turn effected by the Pulp and Paper Group in recent
years, in order to enhance its presence in emerging pulp and paper producing
regions while consolidating its leadership in equipment rebuilds in North
America, and to enhance its technological portfolio in response to the
evolving needs of the global pulp and paper industry. For instance, the Pulp
and Paper Group currently ranks among the world's leading providers of disc
filters and pulp washing and bleaching systems. In this last particular market
niche, the new technology centre set up in Karlstad following our December
2006 acquisition is now fully operational and strongly contributing to the
Pulp and Paper Group's international visibility. Furthermore, since we
acquired the BTF(TM) technology in 2000, we have delivered more than 70 units
of this equipment which ensures superior-quality paper production at an
economic cost."

    About GLV Inc.

    GLV Inc. is a leading global provider of technological solutions used in
water treatment and in pulp and paper production. The Water Treatment Group
specializes in the design and marketing of solutions for the treatment of
municipal and industrial wastewater and water used in various industrial
processes, and also offers water intake screening solutions for power stations
and desalination plants. The Pulp and Paper Group specializes in the design
and marketing of equipment used in various stages of pulp and paper
production, notably chemical pulping, pulp preparation and sheet formation,
and is a recognized leader in rebuilding, upgrading and optimization services
for existing equipment, as well as the sale of spare parts. GLV is present in
some 30 countries and has approximately 1,500 employees.




For further information:

For further information: Marc Barbeau, CA, Executive Vice-President and
Chief Financial Officer, (514) 284-2224, www.glv.com

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