Victoria, BC - September 10, 2003 - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX VE: CMH) is pleased to announce that it has a contract to supply the Kirkuk USAF Base in Iraq with a significant order of taxiway edge lights.
Scheduled for permanent installation in October 2003, the air base has secured 400 units of the Carmanah Model 601 solar-powered LED taxiway light. These units will provide increased safety and effective visual guidance at a fraction of the cost of a conventional hardwired lighting system.
With access to reliable power almost impossible under the current conditions, the base has selected Carmanah's solar-powered lighting solution as the logical alternative. Carmanah's self-contained lights offer excellent performance and reliability with no scheduled maintenance for up to 5 years. They can be installed quickly with no trenching or cabling.
In recent months, Carmanah has supplied more than 1000 units to various USAF bases in Iraq for applications including taxiway edge, runway edge, threshold, runway end, obstruction, apron edge and helipad lighting.
For more information, please contact contact Allister Wilmott, the Business Development Manager for Carmanah's Aviation Division.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described under the caption "Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements" and "Key Information - Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Carmanah's Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2003, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and which are incorporated herein by reference. These risks and uncertainties are also described under the caption "Risk Factors" in Carmanah's Annual Information Form dated December 31, 2003, as filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission and which are incorporated herein by reference. Carmanah does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.