Commencement of the Demonstration Project for “RemixWater”, Seawater Desalination and Water Reuse Integrated System in the Republic of South Africa

Tokyo, November 18, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that it has been selected as a contractor for the Seawater Desalination and Water Reuse Integrated System implemented under the framework of the International Energy Consumption Efficiency Technology and System Demonstration Project initiated by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (“NEDO”). Going forward, Hitachi will conclude a consignment agreement with NEDO and commence a demonstration project in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, known as City of Durban, the Republic of South Africa, for the first time outside of Japan. For this operation, Hitachi will design, construct and operate “RemixWater”, seawater desalination and water reuse integrated system featuring energy conservation and low environmental impact, based on the feasibility study conducted from February 2015 to March 2016. The project period is four years, from November 2016 until November 2020.