"These units are a significant advance in remote power generation with extremely long reliability and zero carbon emissions," stated Miles Molstad, Director for Calgary-based GSM Energy Solutions, "These products provide significant cost savings and solve multiple issues for remote oil field power generation."
The contract, valued at over $1m Canadian over 2 years, is the first Canadian contract received by Nitro-Turbodyne for its revolutionary turbine-powered electrical generator. The unit leverages patented Micro Flash-Expansion Turbine (MFET) technology to produce clean, renewable and maintenance-free power in any environment and any weather.
"We successfully demonstrated the RIPGU to over 80 companies at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary this past June," stated Ed De Reyes, the Chief Technology Officer for Nitro-Turbodyne. "We are very pleased to be working with GSM to introduce our units to the Canadian oil industry. GSM Energy Solutions is the perfect partner to provide this technology throughout the region."
De Reyes went on to explain that that gas and oil well operators were searching for alternatives to solar and wind power production - especially in harsh Arctic environments - where the extremes of weather prevent the widespread use of those technologies. Several well operators had turned to thermoelectric generators ("TEGs"); however because TEGs use combustible gas and open flames to produce electricity, they tended to be unreliable and dangerous should a gas well develop a leak.
The RIPGU's are designed to solve several problems for oil well operators including reliability, costs and safety. With only 1 moving part the unit's are designed to run continuously for 20 years. Additionally, the units work without combustion providing safety for uses near oil production facilities. Since December, Nitro-Turbodyne has booked over $2 million in orders for the years 2013 and 2014.