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Cadagua, S.A. Selects Energy Recovery Inc for Desalination Plant in the United Arab Emirates

Best-in-Class PX Energy Recovery Devices to Offer Maximum Availability

SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Oct 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ:ERII), a leader in the design and development of energy recovery devices for desalination and other industrial processes, today announced that the company's industry-leading PX Pressure Exchanger(TM) (PX(TM)) devices have been selected by the consortium formed by Spanish water treatment company Cadagua, S.A. and UAE civil contractor ESSA Engineering & Marine Services LLC for a large-scale seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) project in the Emirate of Ajman. The project, which was contracted by the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) is designed for maximum availability by virtually eliminating costly unplanned downtime.

The market-leading ERI PX devices were selected by Cadagua based on FEWA's approval and ERI's proven ability to provide high availability operations for reliable water production by using best-in-class technologies. FEWA uses PX devices for some of its SWRO projects, benefiting from the unmatched performance, efficiency and durability of ERI's technology. The Al Zawrah project alone will provide about 45,000 cubic meters per day, or 10 million imperial gallons per day of clean drinking water.

"Cadagua has long known of ERI's reputation for offering leading energy recovery devices, and we are looking forward to utilizing the PX technology to assist us in providing clean, affordable water to the people of the Emirate of Ajman," said Antonio Casado, managing director, Cadagua. "Our selection was based in large part on FEWA's satisfaction with the ERI technology. We want to ensure that our plant operations do not experience unscheduled and expensive breakdowns from maintenance shut downs, and ERI is the company that can guarantee high efficiencies and maximum availability of plant operations."

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"Cadagua and ESSA Engineering are pleased to work with FEWA in providing durable technologies that allow for the reliable production and delivery of drinking water to Ajman residents. ERI looks forward to providing Cadagua with a proven energy recovery technology that eliminates the hidden costs associated with downtime," said Imad Al Sharif, vice president of sales of OEM group at ERI. "With a guaranteed uptime of 99.8% and a design life of 25 years, ERI PX devices have contributed greatly to the success of desalination facilities in the UAE as well as in Cadagua's home country of Spain, and we are proud that the quality and credibility of our PX devices allows us to play a vital role in making desalination an energy efficient solution to both of these countries' fresh water needs."

About Energy Recovery Inc

Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ:ERII) designs and develops energy recovery devices that significantly reduce energy consumption for desalination and other industrial processes. Energy Recovery's prominence in the desalination market includes notable technologies such as the PX Pressure Exchanger(TM) (PX(TM)) devices, the ERI(TM) TurboCharger hydraulic turbine energy recovery devices and the ERI(TM) AquaBold(TM) and ERI(TM) AquaSpire(TM) high- pressure pumps. In total, Energy Recovery has more than 12,000 devices installed worldwide, helping to save more than 9.5 billion kilowatt hours of energy per year. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in key centers worldwide, including Madrid, Shanghai, and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about Energy Recovery Inc, please visit

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