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Singapore contract for Ulster firm

By Emily Moulton

Published 22/08/2007

A Newry-based waste water management company has won a contract worth around £100,000 to supply an east Asian airport with new machinery.

FM Environmental will supply Changi International Airport in Singapore with 22 of its Grease Guardian machines, which helps to eliminate grease pollution.

The devices, which will be used to separate and manage fat and grease from water in catering operations, will be fitted into the kitchens at the airport.

The deal to supply the equipment was made following the recent Invest NI trade mission to the Far East.

FM Environmental chairman Eamonn Fitzpatrick said securing the deal was a major breakthrough for the company.

"While we have sold a number of Grease Guardians to restaurants there over the years, the contract with Changi International Airport is easily our most prestigious and important," he said.

"It gives us a high-profile reference site for our equipment in Singapore that will be of enormous benefit in negotiations with other potential customers.

"Changi Airport is one of the biggest and most impressive buildings under construction in the Asia Pacific region.

It has been designed to handle 22m passengers and will have 30 restaurants and other food outlets."

Alan Hingston, Invest NI's director of trade, said it was encouraging to see how FM had developed into a global company with an impressive portfolio of clients including the world's leading fast food firms, international hotels and airports such as Heathrow, Barcelona, Oslo and Schiphol in Amsterdam.

Belfast Telegraph

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