Hydroxyl Awarded BC Ferries Contract for Supply of CleanSea Technology



    VICTORIA, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - Hydroxyl Systems Inc. announced today that a
contract was awarded to it by BC Ferry Services Inc. for the supply of three
Hydroxyl CleanSea Oxidation(R) advanced wastewater purification systems
onboard BC Ferries vessels.
    Under this contract, Hydroxyl Systems will deliver three vessels with
CleanSea Oxidation(R) systems by mid-March 2008. CleanSea Oxidation(R)
shipboard water process technology will effectively process and treat black
and grey water generated by the 2100-passenger Spirit of British Columbia,
1340-passenger Queen of New Westminster, and the 600-passenger Northern
Adventure vessels. Implementation of Hydroxyl Systems' CleanSea Oxidation(R)
technology will significantly reduce the environmental impact of effluent
discharge in and around the Strait of Georgia.
    "Hydroxyl Systems is pleased to be a part of BC Ferries' continuing
commitment to reducing its environmental footprint in British Columbia. It's
exciting to see two British Columbia companies working together to keep
environmental impact to a minimum in waterways along the British Columbia
coastline," said Carolyn Rogers, Hydroxyl's CEO. "Hydroxyl has demonstrated
that it has the people and technology to provide BC Ferries with a reliable
and robust solution for its wastewater treatment."
    The announcement continues BC Ferries commitment to environmentally
responsible operations. The new CleanSea(R) systems are in addition to several
other CleanSea Oxidation(R) wastewater systems already in operation in the BC
Ferries fleet. These new BC Ferries installations join the growing list of
Hydroxyl clients including such leaders in the marine industry as Royal
Caribbean Cruise Lines and Aker Yards.
    "By choosing Hydroxyl, BC Ferries is confident we have a partner with a
world-leading technology as well as deep understanding of the local
environment in which we operate," said Jeff Smith, Director of Fleet Planning
& Ship Modifications for BC Ferries. "This decision is another important step
in our continuing focus on the environment."

    About Hydroxyl Systems, Inc.

    Hydroxyl Systems, Inc. is an integrated systems provider of environmental
technology for wastewater treatment. The company is recognized internationally
for the development and marketing of ActiveCell(TM) biofilm carrier wastewater
treatment systems and CleanSea(R) shipboard wastewater treatment systems.
Hydroxyl has over ten years of experience providing specialized processes for
industrial wastewater treatment, shipboard wastewater treatment, municipal
wastewater upgrades and expansions, decentralized wastewater treatment and the
destruction of biorefractory contaminants from process wastewater and
groundwater streams. Hydroxyl Systems Inc. is a privately held company founded
in 1993 with headquarters in Victoria BC, Canada.

    About BC Ferries

    British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. operates as an independent,
regulated, self-financing company providing passenger and vehicle ferry
service to 46 ports of call throughout coastal British Columbia. The 2003
Coastal Ferry Act transformed BC Ferries into a customer-focused and
financially stable marine transportation system.
    Its 36 vessels operate year round on 25 routes carrying residents,
visitors, business travellers, bus and commercial vehicle operators. BC
Ferries is their vital sea link between the British Columbia mainland,
Vancouver Island and the smaller islands dotted along the coast of Canada's
most westerly province.
    BC Ferries' fleet ranges in size up to the "S" class vessels, which have
a rated capacity of 470 cars and 2,100 passengers. BC Ferries carries more
than 22 million passengers and 8 million vehicles annually and employs more
than 3,000 British Columbians.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contact, Carolyn Rogers, (250) 381-8850,
info@hydroxyl.com

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