A Montreal firm has won a contract for the decommissioning of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) base in Europe.
According to PyroGenesis Canada Inc., it was awarded the “small contract” to carry out basic engineering for one of its mobile plasma-based waste destruction systems at the base.
Awarded by an undisclosed European environmental services contractor, the contract is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2014. PyroGenesis said it is expected that four more systems would be immediately required, including two military and two non-military, worth upwards of $10 million.
“Our credentials with the US Department of Defense in providing and successfully deploying plasma waste destruction systems on time and on budget has directly led to this current mandate, and paves the way for other opportunities within the European Defence market segment,” said P. Peter Pascali, president and CEO of PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
The base’s location or financial details of the deal were not provided by PyroGenesis.
“With the announcement of this second mandate in Europe in just the past four months, we can safely say that our strategic focus on Europe, whose environmental regulatory requirements are much more stringent than those in North America, is beginning to bear fruit and we fully expect such to continue,” Pascali added.