CALGARY, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - Pure Technologies Ltd., ("Pure") (TSX-V: PUR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the business of the Inspection Division of Specialized Technical Services Est., an Abu Dhabi-based company involved in inspection and monitoring of water, wastewater and oil & gas pipelines (www.stsuae.com) for up to AED 8.83 million (CAD $2.38 million).  The transaction is expected to close within the next month.

Under the terms of the transaction, Pure will acquire ownership of all of the equipment and work in progress of the business, which will be incorporated into the recently-established Abu Dhabi branch office of Pure Technologies.  Mr. Frank Mueller, formerly Technical Director of STS, will join Pure as Director of Business Development, Middle East, with specific responsibility for the development of the oil and gas pipeline sector.  STS has been active in the pipeline inspection business in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for over twenty years.  Assets include a range of inspection and monitoring equipment, including a fleet of premium CCTV units.  The business generated approximately AED 6 million in revenue in 2010. 

Commenting on the transaction, Jack Elliott, Pure's President, said: 

"This is an important step in the development of our business in the GCC region.  We have been working with STS over the past two years introducing our products and services to the GCC region.  Mr. Mueller has extensive experience in robotics and in-line inspection and is highly respected by the client base in the region.  The availability of experienced and skilled STS technical staff will allow us to exploit opportunities for our combined technologies and services in the market without placing excessive demands on our existing operational resources."

About Pure Technologies Ltd.

Pure Technologies Ltd. is an international asset management technology and services company which has developed patented technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of critical infrastructure around the world.  Pure's business model incorporates four distinct but complementary business streams:

  • Sales of proprietary monitoring technologies for pipelines, bridges and structures (SoundPrint®, SoundPrint® AFO);

  • Recurring revenue from data analysis and site maintenance for these technologies, and from technology licensing;

  • Premium technical services including inspection, leak detection and condition assessment (P-Wave®, SmartBall®, Sahara®, PipeDiver™, PureRobotics™);

  • Specialized engineering services in areas related to asset management, primarily in the area of pipeline condition assessment for water and wastewater infrastructure (Openaka Corp., Price Brothers UK Ltd, and Jason Consultants).

Forward-Looking Statements

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For further information:

To find out more about Pure Technologies Ltd. (TSX-V: PUR), visit our website at www.puretechnologiesltd.com.  Or contact James E. Paulson, Chairman or Karen Keebler, Chief Financial Officer at (403) 266-6794 or e-mail to info@puretechnologiesltd.com.


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