Santa Maria, CA, January 20, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Strengthening its position in the renewable energy market, Atlas Copco Gas and Process has received a multi-million dollar order for expander generators to be used in Waste Heat Recovery. The machines, which are set for delivery in
November 2011, will help produce electricity in Canada’s Alberta province.
The company will supply a 2 MW Binary Cycle Waste Heat Recovery package for Genalta Power Inc. Genalta Power Inc. is a Canadian-based private company specialized on waste heat to power generation within the oil and gas sector. The project is located outside Swan Hills in Alberta, Canada and will recover energy from the flue gas of gas turbines.
Depending on the number of modules used, the waste heat power generation system is capable of recovering 1, 2 or 4 MW of waste heat.
Among renewable energy sources, Waste Heat to Power (WHP) has one of the lowest electricity generation costs. It is a true base load capacity and helps reduce green house gas emissions and overall dependence on fossil fuels.
The Swan Hills order fits into a growing line of Atlas Copco projects in the realm of renewable energy and, specifically, Waste Heat Recovery. For decades now, Atlas Copco has helped customers around the world to unlock the vast potential of sustainable energy sources. In 2009, the company was recognized for the fourth time as part of the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations.
In addition, Atlas Copco is a member of the FTSE4Good Index. The FTSE index measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Atlas Copco is ISO 9001 certified and ISO 14001 compliant.
To learn more about Atlas Copco Gas and Process please visit: www.atlascopco-gap.com.
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.
Gas and Process is a division within Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets large, customized gas and process compressors and turbo expanders, and their respective aftermarket products. Its products are used primarily by the oil and gas, chemical/petrochemical process and power industries worldwide, and also by industries that specialize in gas production through air separation. The divisional headquarters and main production center is located in Cologne, Germany. Learn more at www.atlascopco-gap.com.