Nitrex Metal Canada, St. Laurent, Quebec City, entered into a license agreement with Aswan International Engineering of Dubai in the Persian Gulf region providing reconditioning and maintenance services of mechanical components. Under the contract, Aswan will be supplied with a NX-1030 system running on the Nitreg(r) technology for fully-automated, computer-aided nitriding treatments. Installation of the system is scheduled to begin in November 2003.