Xylem announces expansion plans for the Middle East region and showcases innovative water technologies at International Water

  Xylem announces expansion plans for the Middle East region and showcases
  innovative water technologies at International Water Summit, Abu Dhabi

International Water Summit

Business Wire

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- January 15, 2013

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on
addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has announced that it
will expand its presence in the Middle East region with the opening of a new
office in Saudi Arabia in the coming months, as well as up to three additional
offices in other key regional markets later this year. The company already has
a presence in the UAE and Lebanon. This expansion is to support the company’s
growth in the Middle East resulting from the development of its water and
wastewater treatment offering to address pressing reuse and desalination
challenges. The company is also expanding its dewatering capabilities in the

The company will present a broad portfolio of water transport, treatment and
testing technologies and dewatering solutions at the International Water
Summit (booth #3250) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from January 13-15,

“In the last year, we increased our capabilities in the Middle East so that we
can provide what we call integrated treatment solutions,” said Mike
Kuchenbrod, president of Xylem’s Water Solutions business. “What this means is
that we can help customers achieve optimum wastewater treatment system
performance by combining our extensive process knowledge and controls
capability with the world-class, biological treatment, filtration and
disinfection technologies in our portfolio.”

In addition, as part of its global dewatering expansion, Xylem will present
its enhanced offering for the Middle East region during the International
Water Summit. “We have expanded our dewatering or water removal capabilities
in the region, and now offer a rental fleet that includes the two leading
drainage pump brands in the world – Flygt and Godwin – together with Xylem
services to provide complete dewatering solutions in the Middle East,” said
Kuchenbrod. Xylem boasts the world’s largest global dewatering rental fleet of
20,000 products, including diesel-driven, self-priming Godwin pumps and Flygt
submersible electric pumps.

Other featured highlights of Xylem’s presence at the International Water
Summit include:

  *Xylem will launch its award-winning wastewater pumping solution, Flygt
    Experior, for customers in the Middle East. This new wastewater pumping
    solution is a break-through technology that offers up to 50 percent in
    energy savings compared to conventional wastewater pumps. This significant
    reduction in energy consumption has been demonstrated at a number of pump
    stations around the world where the system has been installed. The Flygt
    Experior wastewater pumping system combines state-of-the-art hydraulics,
    premium efficiency motors and intelligent controls in a unique concept
    that the company believes sets a new standard for premium wastewater
  *Making its debut in the Middle East market is Xylem’s new open channel
    ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system, called WEDECO Duron. The WEDECO
    Duron UV disinfection system delivers clean, safe treated wastewater of
    the highest standard using a minimum of energy and eliminates the need for
    chemical-based disinfection. A key benefit of the WEDECO Duron system is
    its small footprint and ease of maintenance. An innovative 45 degree
    vertical incline design, combined with Xylem’s expertise in vertical lamp
    arrangement, means that the Duron system requires less space than other UV
  *Xylem’s analytical instrumentation portfolio, marketed under the WTW, YSI
    and Aanderaa brands, is used across the Gulf region for water testing and
    analysis applications. Xylem will present to customers new products,
    including YSI’s EXO multi-parameter water quality testing product and
    Xylem’s custom-built coastal monitoring platforms. These products are used
    to address challenges and provide solutions to customers’ environmental
    application needs.

Xylem’s commitment to the Middle East region extends to its corporate
citizenship and social investment activities as well. Xylem’s signature
citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, was created to provide and protect safe
water resources in communities around the world. Xylem works with leading
international non-profit organizations to provide water through
community-based and emergency response projects, and to protect water
resources through disaster risk reduction efforts.

Xylem and Mercy Corps, the disaster relief organization and Xylem Watermark
partner, have been working in partnership in Jordan to secure a sustainable
water supply for Syrian refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp. Through
Watermark, Xylem has provided funding and technical expertise to facilitate
the construction of a deep well capable of providing a daily supply of clean
water for up to 130,000 people in the camp.

This Xylem Watermark program will be presented in the Sustainable Solutions
Village during the International Water Summit.

Note to Editors:

Xylem’s Mike Kuchenbrod will take part in a high-profile panel discussion at
the International Water Summit that will explore water and energy as catalysts
to economic growth. Other panelists taking part in the January 16 discussion
include Joppe Cramwinckel, Water Director, World Business Council on
Sustainable Development; Thani Al Zayoudi, Head of Directorate of Energy and
Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Karl Rose, Director of Policy
and Scenarios, World Energy Council.

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. 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

Xylem, Aanderaa, Duron, EXO, Flygt, Experior, Godwin, WEDECO, WTW, and YSI are
registered trademarks of Xylem Inc. or one its subsidiaries.


Louise Cassidy for Xylem
Tel: +353 (0) 1 678 9333
Cell: +353 (0) 86 383 5727
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