Green Gas joins consortium to develop one of world's largest wastewater treatment projects
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Jan. 18, 2010 -- Green Gas International has joined a consortium together with companies IDEAL, ACCIONA, Atlatec, ICA and DYCUS which has concluded a 25 year agreement for the construction and operation of one of the world's largest wastewater treatment plants with National Water Commission of Mexico...
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Jan. 18, 2010 -- Green Gas International B.V. (Green Gas), the international clean energy company, is pleased to announce that it has joined a consortium together with companies IDEAL, ACCIONA, Atlatec, ICA and DYCUS which has concluded a 25 year agreement for the construction and operation of one of the world's largest wastewater treatment plants with National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAUGA).
As part of the consortium, Green Gas will provide expertise for the construction and operation of the planned combined heat and power (CHP) plants. The project will have a positive impact on the environment, irrigating more than 80,000 hecates of the Tula Valley and improving the living conditions of more than 300,000 inhabitants in the surrounding area.
The construction of the US$710 Million wastewater plant is scheduled to start by the end of Q1 2010. The project will be located in the town of Atotonilco in Hidalgo State, 60 km north of Mexico City. Currently in this area only 11.6% of wastewater is treated per day. The new plant will have the capacity to treat 3.6 million tons of water per day which equates to 60% of the area's wastewater.
Green Gas will provide engineering services and operation and maintenance supervision in relation to the CHP component of the project. The CHP plants will convert the greenhouse gas, methane, that is produced from the wastewater treatment utilization process into electricity and heat. The CHP plants will potentially have 33 Megawatts of capacity and capability to reduce emissions in excess of 1 million tons CO2 equivalent per year.
Chris Norval, CEO of Green Gas International, said: "Green Gas is pleased to be playing a role in such a prestigious project and with partners of such high standing. This project adds to our expanding business in the Americas, which includes the Pioneer Landfill Gas project in Pennsylvania, USA and the Curva de Rodas and La Pradera CDM projects in Colombia."
About Green Gas International
Green Gas International B.V. (Green Gas) is a clean energy company that converts methane emissions from coalmines and landfills and biomass into clean energy and valuable carbon credits, as provided for under the Kyoto Protocol and international regulatory authorities. The company currently has operations covering around 50 projects in nine countries. It has an installed capacity of over 120MW (680 GWh per annum electrical output) and a gas pipeline distributing over 100 million m³ methane per annum for generation of clean energy and sale to industrial customers. Green Gas International B.V. is registered in the Netherlands, with subsidiaries in London (UK), US, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, and Ukraine. Its technical centers are located in the Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland. Further information is available at www.greengas.net.