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Waterstillar CGG announces deploying its solar based drinking water solution at Expo Centre Sharjah

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, May 12 - 2010 @ 14:00

Waterstillar is a solar driven multiple effect distillation device that turns any water source (seawater, grey-water etc.) into perfectly clean, fresh drinking water, re-mineralized to UAE and WHO standards, using only the SUN as energy source.

First launched in the GCC markets at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi 2010 and already in use by customers such as SAS Radisson Hotels in Egypt, Waterstillar is a radical new way of solving the serious issue of providing fresh drinking water for the population in the UAE.

“The current way of producing drinking water in the UAE via the massive use of desalination facilities is an issue for our environment and not sustainable in the long term,”

says Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, Director General Expo Centre Sharjah.

Mr. Al Midfa added, “In line with the wishes of his highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates we have decided to take this step to protect the environment. By implementing Waterstillar at the Expo Centre we will eliminate the use of fossil fuel, filters and chemicals in providing clean drinking water for our staff and our guests.”

Mr Tom Andersen, CEO of Waterstillar globally, added, “We hope this deployment of Waterstillar at the Expo Centre will be a first step toward using the sun for producing endless amounts of clean drinking water across the GCC. In this regard Waterstillar GCC intends to open it own manufacturing facility in the UAE later this year.”

Facts:

UAE drinking water issues – More than 3 litre of water and the equivalent of ¼ of litre of Oil are used to produce a single 1 litre bottle of drinking water today.

Around the Arabian Gulf, 120 seawater desalination facilities produces more than 12 million cubic meter of desalinated water daily. In the process, they release 64.9 tons of antiscales and 23.7 tons of chlorine chemicals into the environment daily and are at the same time one of the main contributors of CO2 emissions across the GCC.

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