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Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited Reported An Exclusive Sales Distribution And OEM Partnership Agreement Covering Ballast Water Treatment Systems ("BWTS") Has Been Signed Between PACT And ERMA FIRST



Apr 15, 2024, 07:00 ET

HONG KONGApril 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro Tech Holdings Company
Limited (Nasdaq: CLWT) reported that the Company has recently formed a
new synergistic "White Label" BWTS business partnership in Greece.
The Company's majority-owned subsidiary, Yixing PACT Environmental
Technology Co., Ltd., ("PACT") has signed an exclusive sales distribution
and OEM partnership agreement with ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering
Solutions S.A. ("ERMA FIRST").

This partnership has created a synergy effect for both companies as PACT
is a UV-based BWTS technology company and complements ERMA FIRST's 
electrolysis technology. Sales distribution will be focused on 20 countries in 
Europe, and the Company believes this will allow it to achieve quicker
penetration in the European market over the coming months.

About BWTS

BWTS are an imminent requirement by the International Maritime Organization
("IMO") to prevent the biological imbalance caused by the estimated 12 billion
tons of ballast water transported across the seas every year by ocean-going
vessels when their ballast water tanks are emptied or refilled. In 2012, the
Ballast Water Discharge Standard became a law in the US, initially applying
to any vessel constructed in December 2013 or later when entering US waters,
and to existing vessels shortly after. The IMO's Ballast Water Management
Convention entered into force for new-built vessels on September 8, 2017,
after ratification by 52 states, representing 35.1441% of global merchant
shipping tonnage. In July 2017, the IMO decided that the phase-in period
for ballast water system retrofits would begin on 8 September 2019.

PACT obtained type approval from China Classification Society for its 200,
300, 500, 750, 1200 and 1250 cubic meters per hour BWTS in 2016.

The IMO convention stipulates that type approval for revised G8 requirements
must be obtained for all BWTS installed on or after October 28, 2020. PACT's
systems are fully compliant with these requirements.

Its ballast water port solution, HarborBallast, is a system installed in port to
offer ballast water treatment services for ocean-going ships without their own
BWTS and for those with damaged BWTS.


ERMA FIRST - From saving the oceans to safeguarding the planet

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in GreeceERMA FIRST is a leading
manufacturer and provider of future-proof sustainable maritime solutions.
The company's robust systems and solutions ensure worldwide compliance,
provide operational simplicity and reduce operational expenditure while
minimising the impact of ship operations on the environment.

ERMA FIRST's customer-centric approach offers flexible and convenient
servicing through a trusted network of certified engineers worldwide. 
ERMA FIRST provides sales, maintenance and training to clients via offices
in 46 countries.

ERMA FIRST offers a complete range of solutions, including ballast water
treatment (BWTS), alternative maritime power (AMP), energy-saving
devices (ESDs) and carbon capture and storage (CCS).

ERMA FIRST has won the Lloyd's List Technical Achievement Award (2013
and 2023), the GREEN4SEA Technology Award (2016) and the GREEN4SEA
Sustainability Award (2023).


Certain statements in this news release regarding the Company's expectations,
estimates, present view of circumstances or events, and statements containing
words such as estimates, anticipates, intends, or expects, or words of similar
import, constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements indicate uncertainty
and the Company can give no assurance with regard to actual outcomes.
Specific risk factors may include, without limitation, having the Company's
offices and operations situated in Hong Kong and China, doing business in 
China, competing with Chinese manufactured products, competing with the
Company's own suppliers, dependence on vendors, and lack of long term
written agreements with suppliers and customers, development of new
products, entering new markets, possible downturns in business conditions,
increased competition, loss of significant customers, availability of qualified
personnel, negotiating definitive agreements, new marketing efforts and the
timely development of resources. See the "Risk Factor" discussions in the
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including
its Annual Report on Form 20-F for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2022.


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