DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - CVTech Group Inc.
("CVTech" or the "Corporation") (TSX: CVT) today announced that its
Energy segment subsidiaries have won contracts with a total value in
excess of $38.0 million.
First, the subsidiary Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. ("Riggs Distler")
has won a US$9.5-million contract for the installation of two
rapid-start coal-fired boilers at Veolia Energy North America's Grays
Ferry power plant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The project is
scheduled to start shortly and conclude in July 2012. It will employ up
to 80 workers on site.
Second, Riggs Distler was awarded a US$8.0-million engineering
procurement and construction contract by a US-based electricity
provider with regards to the installation of a five megawatt utility
grade photovoltaic solar ground mounted system in southern New Jersey.
Work is expected to begin shortly and will be spread out over a
three-month period. Up to 80 employees will be assigned to the project.
Third, Public Service Electric and Gas Company ("PSE&G"), one of the 10
largest combined electric and gas companies in the United States,
awarded Riggs Distler a contract valued at up to US$4.0 million to
design and install as many as 800 electricity distribution poles in New
Jersey. Work will be carried out in the first six months of 2012 and
should require approximately 25 employees.
Meanwhile, the subsidiary Thirau ltée ("Thirau") has won a new contract
from Hydro-Québec worth approximately $6.8 million for the construction
of a 37-kilometre 120-kV transmission line connecting a wind farm at
Saint-Robert-Bellarmin, in the Mégantic region, to the Bolduc
substation at Saint-Martin, in the Beauce region. The work is scheduled
to begin in January 2012 and should be completed four months later.
Approximately 85 employees will be assigned to this contract.
Finally, the subsidiary J.J.L. Déboisement inc. ("J.J.L.") has been
awarded two new Hydro-Québec contracts for the control of vegetation on
rights-of-way of distribution lines. The contracts cover territories
comprising Montreal-West, Montréal-East and the l'Assomption region and
their total value is approximately $10.0 million. Work is expected to
begin in January 2012 and to continue for two years. Each contract
provides two options for two-year renewals at the customer's
discretion. Approximately 30 people will be employed in the work.
"These contracts highlight the expertise of our subsidiaries and their
strong relationships with the main players in their target markets,"
said André Laramée, CVTech President and Chief Executive Officer. "We
are very proud of the contract with Veolia Energy North America, which
demonstrates the success of Riggs Distler's efforts to reposition and
diversify its mechanical operations. Meanwhile, Thirau's new contract
for the construction of a transmission line attests to growing demand
for the connection of renewable energy sources to the power grid.
Finally, J.J.L. has once again confirmed its leadership in a
specialized market segment."
OVERVIEW OF THE CORPORATION
CVTech is a management company operating in two major sectors. Through
Thirau ltée and its subsidiary Thirau LLC, the Corporation provides
services to the electric power industry for the maintenance of
transmission and distribution lines, primarily in Quebec and the
eastern United States. Another Thirau ltée subsidiary, J.J.L.
Déboisement inc., specializes in control of vegetation surrounding
power lines and in clearing rights of way. Thirau LLC's wholly owned
subsidiary Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. is a leading provider of
maintenance and construction services to the utility and heavy
industrial markets. In the CVT systems and related products segment,
the Corporation, through CVTech-IBC Inc., designs, manufactures and
sells continuously variable power transmission systems, or CVT systems.
CVTech-AAB inc. specializes in rebuilding crankshafts and cylinders and
in distributing engine parts.
This document may contain forward-looking statements that reflect
management's current expectations regarding future events.
Forward-looking statements are based on a number of factors and include
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from forecast
results. Management has no obligation beyond what is required under the
law to update or revise forward-looking statements pursuant to new
information or future events.
Further information regarding CVTech is available in the SEDAR database
(www.sedar.com) and on the Corporation's website at www.cvtech.ca.
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