Xylem Inc. wins contract for advanced oxidation process (AOP) technology to treat drinking water in South Korea

  Xylem Inc. wins contract for advanced oxidation process (AOP) technology to
  treat drinking water in South Korea

           Technology selected is first of its kind in the country

Business Wire

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- November 30, 2012

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on
addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, today announced that it
has won a significant contract to treat municipal drinking water for a new
high-tech industrial zone in South Korea. The contract will involve using
ultraviolet (UV) advanced oxidation process (AOP) technology for the first
time in a municipal drinking water system in the country.

The water treatment facility will treat more than 26 million gallons per day,
and will be the first step in the development of the new $3 billion Sihwa
Multi-Tech Valley project, a government-backed regional industrial development
initiative being implemented by the K-Water municipality. The new hub for the
enterprise is due to be completed by 2016, and aims to attract high-tech
industries across the IT, chemicals and R&D sectors.

“This award demonstrates Xylem’s dedication to innovation, advanced technology
and our focus on helping our customers solve global water challenges by
investing in the right solutions,” said Gretchen McClain, president and CEO of

“This is a very prestigious contract to win and a very exciting initiative. We
look forward to working with K-Water and bringing the benefits of our
extensive experience and advanced water treatment solutions to this project in
Korea,” said Kwang-Yeul Chung, managing director of Xylem in Korea.

Xylem’s WEDECO® UV K-reactors and WEDECO Advanced Oxidation Process technology
will be used in the existing plant, Siheung wastewater treatment plant, which
will become the first UV AOP application for a municipal drinking water system
in South Korea. Xylem’s solution incorporates oxidation and UV disinfection to
remove micro-pollutants, resulting in high-quality drinking water.


With the experience of more than 250,000 systems installed worldwide and
technical expertise in the field of ultraviolet and ozone technology since
1975, WEDECO is one of the most progressive brands in the area of water
purification. Interdisciplinary research groups made up of engineers,
biologists, doctors and physicists work to continuously develop and optimize
the WEDECO systems. As a result, around the world, WEDECO water treatment
systems are playing a critical role in ensuring the availability of water that
is safe for humans and the environment. For more information about WEDECO
products, visit www.wedeco.com.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers
to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility,
residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural
settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a
number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad
applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the
world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from
the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is
headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and
12,500 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and
solutions worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that
transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our
water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all
-- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at


Louise Cassidy for Xylem
Tel +353.1.678.9333
Cell +353.86.383.5727
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