Roctest wins prestigious contract for Jinping 2 dam in China

    ST-LAMBERT, QC, July 3 /CNW/ - Roctest Ltd. (TSX:RTT) ("Roctest Group" or
"the Company") and its Chinese agent, Earth Products China Ltd, have been
awarded a major contract for the deliveries of numerous instruments for the
second highest dam in the world, Jinping 2 HPP, located on the Yalong River in
China. The project started in February 2007 and is scheduled to be completed
by 2014. Roctest is the main supplier of geotechnical instrumentation for the
project, which is part of a network of five dams along the Yalong River,
including the Ertan Dam, which was also instrumented by the Roctest Group
between 1995 and 2000.
    "We are very proud to have won another prestigious contract in such a
highly competitive market. This not only demonstrates our ability to meet
stringent requirements but also to offer a complete solution to a very complex
engineering structure," said Francois Cordeau, President & Chief Executive
Officer of Roctest. "Roctest is the only instrumentation company offering a
complete toolbox of solutions, providing world-class traditional
vibrating-wire instruments, leading edge fiber optic sensors, the unique
SensCore concrete corrosion monitoring system and the application software to
monitor complex structures," added Mr. Cordeau.
    With a height of 305 meters, this concrete dam will be the second highest
in the world, after the Rogun Dam, in Tajikistan at 335 meters high. The total
capacity of Jinping 2 will be 4800 MW, with its eight generators at 600 MW
    This project will require thousands of sensors, a magnitude rarely seen
in the industry, and will measure different parameters such as pore pressure
in the foundation of the dam, settlement, strain and other types of movement
during construction and all along the lifespan of the structure.

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future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions
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exchange fluctuations, evolution in customer demand for the Company's products
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trends, economic and geopolitical changes. As a result, readers are advised
that actual results may differ from expected results. The Company is not
required to update or revise publicly its forward-looking statements, except
as may be required under applicable law.

    About Roctest

    Roctest designs, manufactures and markets sensors and high-precision
measuring instruments for the civil engineering, energy, healthcare and
industrial control markets. The Company is recognized for its leading-edge
technology, the quality of its technical expertise and its product development
capabilities for challenging and demanding environments. Its products are
mainly sold internationally. The shares of the Company are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol RTT.

For further information:

For further information: François Cordeau, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Roctest Ltd., Tel.: (450) 465-1113,,

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