Alter NRG Signs $21 Million Agreement with Air Products

Alter NRG Signs $21 Million Agreement with Air Products

Westinghouse Plasma Gasification system to be installed in Northeast England.

December 13, 2013
REW Staff

Alter NRG Corp., Calgary, Alberta, has signed an agreement with Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pa., to provide a Westinghouse Plasma Gasification solution for $21 million. Air Products confirmed its intention to proceed with a second plasma gasification facility during its recent fourth quarter earnings call Oct. 29, 2013. The facility will be located adjacent to Air Products’ first project, the Tees Valley 1 Renewable Energy Facility in Northeast England.

Alter NRG began its relationship with Air Products in January 2009 when it signed a Joint Development Agreement that provided to Air Products five site licenses and access to the Westinghouse Plasma Technology. Subsequently, Air Products developed the Tees Valley Renewable Energy Facility that is expected to convert 950 metric tons per day of household waste into 50 megawatts of renewable electricity.

Alter NRG says it received the purchase order for the first project in December 2011 and has delivered all of the plasma gasification equipment. The first Tees Valley project is in late stages of construction, and Air Products has begun the procurement phase on the second Tees Valley Project, which is about the same size and configuration.

Air Products says total spending on the two projects is more than $800 million. Alter NRG and its wholly owned subsidiary Westinghouse Plasma Corp. will provide gasifier equipment, related control, instrumentation and engineering services for about $21 million.

Alter NRG says it expects to realize the majority of the revenue within 15 months. Walter Howard, Alter NRG’s CEO says that “having an industry-leading company like Air Products commencing construction of a second facility utilizing our Model G65 gasifier solution is a significant commercial milestone. This illustrates Air Products’ confidence with and commitment to the Westinghouse Plasma Technology and is encouraging to our other customers worldwide. We look forward to supporting Air Products as they continue to expand their plasma gasification energy from waste business.”