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Environmental Clean Technologies Limited (ASX:ESI) - Victoria Coldry Project Update

Victoria Coldry Project Update
 
Monday, 15 November 2010:
 
Environmental Clean Technologies Ltd (ASX:ESI) provides the following update on its
headline project for the Coldry process in Victoria's Latrobe Valley with Vietnamese
partner TinCom:


Key points:
 
Preliminary Engineering Studies commenced in June 2010
 
Internal project and engineering assessments completed by TinCom
 
Project Cost to date borne directly by TinCom
 
Progressing toward commencement of detailed engineering design and construction
tendering


Project feasibility and localisation studies commenced following the signing of the License Agreement on 25thJune and have received significant direct investment and resourcing from TinCom.

The structuring of the project and refinement of scope for detailed design and engineering have progressed significantly, with TinCom now moving toward appointment of external engineering support, at which point operational responsibilities will transfer from TinCom to the joint venture company Victoria Coldry Pty Ltd (VCPL).

TinCom project director, Mr Linh Vu Dac added, "We are very confident of the technical and economic feasibility of the Coldry process. We are fully engaged with this project and are satisfied all appropriate commercial and engineering considerations are falling into place,"

"Our internal engineering work has refined the parameters of the project, our execution planning, and continued progress is being made toward the commencement of formal external engineering works."

TinCom Chairman, Mr. Luong added, "TinCom is very excited about the Coldry project and we look forward to continued progress and imminent commencement of external engineering works."

ECT Chief Executive Kos Galtos noted the fundamental drivers for the project are strong and strengthening, "The need for high quality thermal coal to supply the energy needs of emerging nations continues to grow. This can readily be seen in the robust pricing in the market of late. Coldry Black Coal Equivalent offers our partners a degree of insulation from thermal coal market prices and security of energy supply."

"Just recently we joined TinCom in hosting a delegation of major coal buyers from China and Vietnam who are very impressed with the Coldry technology and keen to advance negotiations for additional off-take arrangements."

Reflective of the large initial capital investment required for this project, the significance of bringing a first-of-kind technology to market and the nuances of international collaboration, the project continues to evolve to meet the challenges and requirements around successful commercialisation.
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