Rutter Hinz Awarded $1.6 Million Contract for Harrison Lake Power Project

    VANCOUVER, March 26 /CNW/ - Rutter Inc. (TSX: RUT) is pleased to announce
that Rutter Hinz Inc., its controls and automation division, has been awarded
a $1.6 million contract by Peter Kiewit Sons to supply electrical engineering
services as well as protection and control systems technology for the Harrison
Hydro LP Power Project, a run of river, clean power project, located at
Harrison Lake in British Columbia, Canada.
    The project will consist of 6 remote powerhouses connected to a central
interconnection substation which will allow the 138kV project feed to connect
to the existing BC Hydro 360 kV transmission line. Rutter Hinz will be
responsible for the complete design of the main interconnect substation and
design/supply of the control/protection system, as well as providing
electrical engineering coordination with Peter Kiewit Sons, British Columbia
Transmission Corp, and all third party electrical engineers.
    "We are very pleased that the engineering for the project is underway.
Commissioning of the 138kV to 360 kV substation is scheduled for the spring of
2009," said Ryan Hinz, Chief Executive Officer of Rutter Hinz. "This project
is with the same design partners as the project we announced last month with
peter Kiewit Sons at Toba Inlet. We are extremely pleased to be working with
the Peter Kiewit Sons project team and look forward to the opportunity to
continue to develop and expand our working relationship". He concluded.
    "Rutter Hinz's involvement in the project also includes the design of the
central control facility and overall site communication system," stated
Darrell Hinz, Regional Manager for the Rutter Hinz Vancouver office. "Rutter
Hinz will also design and supply the video monitoring system used for remote
monitoring of the generation facilities," he noted.

    About Rutter - Rutter Inc. is a global enterprise providing innovative
electronics and automation solutions. Rutter Hinz is primarily an automation
enterprise providing control system and electrical engineering to oil and gas,
forestry, mining, utilities, food and beverage and other commercial and
industrial sectors since 1971. Rutter Hinz has offices coast to coast in
Canada as well as operations in the United States and Brazil. For more
information go to

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Inc. cannot assure that forward-looking statements that may be contained in
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For further information:

For further information: Dan Herder, Corporate Secretary, Rutter Inc.,
(709) 368-3174; Darrell Hinz, Regional Manager, Rutter Hinz, (604) 521-2233

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