Global Geothermal contracts Johnson Controls for 2 Kalina Cycle Power Plants
Wasabi Energy's subsidiary Global Geothermal Limited has signed a manufacturing contract with Johnson Controls, Inc. to produce two packaged geothermal power plants for Japanese Geothermal Energy Research & Development (GERD) for 50kw units to be placed at geothermal hot springs.
In a release by Wasabi Energy, the directors of Global Geothermal Limited and its subsidiary Recurrent Engineering “announce that they have signed a manufacturing contract with Johnson Controls, Inc. to produce two packaged geothermal power plants for Global’s Japanese customer, Geothermal Energy Research & Development (GERD).
GERD received funding for its project from NEDO, Japan’s department of energy. Both of the geothermal fluid powered, Kalina Cycle technology units are sized for 50 KW of continuous electrical output, and will be deployed at Japanese hot springs resorts to offset power purchased from the local utility.
Johnson Controls provides solutions for operating buildings with increased energy efficiency and performance. Johnson Controls’ products and services include HVAC and control systems for industrial and commercial refrigeration and cooling as well as fire and security systems.
Global Geothermal and subsidiary Recurrent Engineering own the Kalina Cycle Technology, a highly efficient heat recovery and power conversion cycle using a patented ammonia and water mixture as its working fluid. Global maintains over 200 worldwide patents for its Kalina Cycle Technology and its primary business is international licensing and technology deployment.
“We are very pleased to work with Johnson Controls for the integration and supply of these innovative power plants,” said Bruce Levy, a director of Global Geothermal. “Johnson’s long experience in manufacturing advanced systems for heating, cooling and energy generation assures a high quality, high reliability product for this important project.”
Source: Company release via The Sydney Morning Herald