Rutter Hinz awarded $2.9 million contract for BC clean power project

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 21 /CNW/ - Rutter Inc. (TSX: RUT) is pleased to announce
that Rutter Hinz Inc., its controls and automation division, has been awarded
a $2.9 million contract by Peter Kiewit Sons Co. to supply electrical
engineering services as well as protection and control systems technology for
Phase One of the Toba Montrose General Partnership's project at the head
waters of the Toba Inlet in British Columbia, Canada.
    The projects are run-of-river clean power facilities comprised of two
sites; East Toba powerhouse and the Montrose powerhouse rated at 123MW and
73MW respectively. Included in this phase is the installation of a new 230 kV
transmission line to deliver the power to the provincial electrical grid
through the point of interconnection at Saltery Bay.
    "We are very pleased that the engineering for the project is underway.
Commissioning of the first powerhouse (East Toba) is scheduled for the spring
of 2009 with the powerhouse at Montrose to follow shortly thereafter," said
Ryan Hinz, Chief Executive Officer of Rutter Hinz. "This is another example of
our depth of experience at Rutter Hinz enabling us to provide the kind of
value our strategic partners and the customer require. This is business we
know well and we look forward to doing our part in commissioning the
substation and the powerhouse systems to come on line as scheduled," he
    "Rutter Hinz's involvement in the project includes the design of the
electrical systems in the powerhouse, the design/supply of the
control/protection system, as well as electrical engineering coordination with
Peter Kiewit Sons Co., and others," stated Darrell Hinz, Regional Manager for
the Rutter Hinz Vancouver office. "Rutter Hinz will also design the
communication system for both projects facilitating remote control of the
generating units. This will include process networks, protection
communications, an intranet network for a Management Information System, and
video feeds," 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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but not limited to, change in technology and general market conditions. Due to
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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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