VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (June 4, 2013) Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH), through marine distributor Go Deep International Inc., has been awarded a National Standing Offer to supply marine aids-to-navigation (AtoN) and service to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The initial two-year offer is valued at a total $632,000 with optional extension to a third year. The award represents an opportunity to supply up to 900 units of the newly launched Carmanah M800 series lanterns and Carmanah M650H (high-efficiency) lanterns starting immediately.
For Carmanah and Go Deep, the award demonstrates the trust that Canadian Coast Guard places in both companies who have held National Standing Offers with the CCG during each of the last fifteen years.
This latest award is also a testament to Carmanah’s ongoing development and support of successive product improvements. The introduction of the M800 series and enhancements to the popular M650 series lantern allowed Go Deep to submit winning bids for lanterns capable of covering ranges from 1.5 to 5 nautical miles. The self-contained solar LED lanterns will be used year-round on Canadian waterways at locations as far North as Prince Rupert, BC and St. Anthonys, Newfoundland.
“The Canadian Coast Guard has rigorous standards for selecting aids-to-navigation. The renewal of this standing offer and the selection of the new M800 series validates our position as a leader in marine lantern technology,” said Carmanah CEO Bruce Cousins. “We are honoured to continue providing solutions to the Canadian Coast Guard through our longtime and valued partners at Go Deep.”
Carmanah developed the very first solar LED lantern with the help of the Coast Guard and Go Deep over 15 years ago. Since then, Carmanah lanterns have benefited the Canadian Coast Guard and customers around the world at over 500,000 installations.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
As one of the most trusted names in solar technology, Carmanah has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world’s harshest environments, Carmanah solar LED lights and solar power systems provide a durable, dependable and cost effective energy alternative. Carmanah pursues its business strategy within six distinctive product offerings: outdoor lighting, marine signal, aviation signals, traffic signals, grid-tie and mobile. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CMH”. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
Roland Sartorius, Chief Financial Officer
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