TORR Canada Appoints New General Manager for European & Middle-Eastern Operations

    Company continues implementation of operating efficiencies and cost

    MONTREAL, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - TORR Canada Inc. (TSX: TOR) ("TCI" or the
"Company"), dedicated to providing process solutions to the Oil and Gas
industry, today announced the appointment of Mr. Petter Hovland, P.Eng. as
President of ProPure AS and General Manager of this new business unit that
will combine European and Middle-Eastern markets, formerly ProPure AS Norway
and TORR Middle-East operations. Mr. Hovland will assume his duties starting
at the end of April 2008. The Company also announced today that as part of its
cost reduction plan, it has closed its office in Stavanger (Norway),
concentrating all European activities as well as all global research and
development operations in its Bergen (Norway) office.
    "This new organizational structure will enable us to capitalize on our
unique technical expertise while we leverage existing relationships with major
Oil and Gas producers," said Jacques L. Drouin, President and CEO of
TORR Canada. "Petter is the perfect candidate to oversee this new business
unit. His extensive experience and knowledge of the Oil and Gas industry will
be of great value to TCI as we work to increase sales, critical mass and
profitability. Petter brings extensive experience in managing sales and sales
organizations as well as mastering execution and delivery of projects."
    Mr. Hovland holds an engineering degree and has worked in the Oil and Gas
industry for over 15 years. He has held various senior positions from sales
and marketing, project management and general manager for Bennex Valves &
Automation, a Norwegian based supplier of products and services to the Subsea
Oil and Gas industry. Most recently, Mr. Hovland was Global Sales and
Marketing Director for Bennex's Sub-Sea Oil and Gas equipment division.

    About TORR Canada Inc.

    TCI is dedicated to providing process solutions to the Oil and Gas
industry. TCI designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes technologies
to separate oil, water and gas generated by Oil and Gas production. TCI
recently acquired Pure Group AS of Norway. For more information, please visit

    Caution concerning forward-looking statements
    This press release contains forward-looking statements. Such statements
inherently involve numerous risks and uncertainties. Actual future results may
differ from the anticipated results expressed in the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release and TCI does not undertake to
update this information. Investors are cautioned against placing undue
importance on forward-looking information contained herein and should consult
the final short form prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference
therein, which contain a more exhaustive analysis of risks and uncertainties
connected to TCI's business.

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For further information:

For further information: TORR Canada Inc., Jacques L. Drouin, President
& CEO, (514) 522-5550, ext. 226,; The Equicom Group
Inc., Danielle Ste-Marie, (514) 844-6064,

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