Montreal July 7, 2015 - PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a TSX Venture 50® clean-tech company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, announced today that it has shipped its second commercial Marine Plasma Waste Destruction System for the US Navy (the "System") to the shipyard in charge of ship construction. The System is to be installed on the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
As previously announced, PyroGenesis' client, Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, visited PyroGenesis three (3) times this past fall. The purpose of these visits was not only to perform quality inspections of the System before accepting delivery, but also to discuss future onboard support services with PyroGenesis.
"We are very proud of this accomplishment" said Pierre Carabin, Director of Engineering of PyroGenesis. "We are looking forward to continuing to support our customer for the operation and maintenance of this System and future systems."
"It is indeed an honor to supply our high-tech, products to such a prestigious client as the US Navy. It speaks to our credibility as an innovator with proven capability of introducing plasma processes to high value niche markets who, until now, have not had the benefit of such innovation," said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. "Our success to date, as exemplified by our relationship with the US Navy, is testimony to the fact that PyroGenesis is at the cutting edge of taking plasma out of the lab and finding commercial applications for its use. Thanks to PyroGeness, plasma is no longer a process looking for an application."