CUI Global, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Orbital Gas Systems Ltd., the leader in innovative gas measurement solutions, has been awarded a contract by a major UK energy provider to design, produce and commission its first-ever biomethane-to-grid plants for the UK water industry.

The contract calls for the provision of an initial biomethane Grid Entry Unit (GEU) followed by a second unit, both to be delivered in 2020. Each unit is valued at approximately $550,000.

The client audited and assessed Orbital’s technical, innovation and support capabilities to create a long-term partnership in providing biomethane solutions. The client awarded these contracts on the strength of Orbital’s 100% success rate in achieving ‘gas-to-grid’ deadlines and its world-class design, manufacturing and technical support facilities.

This award follows on the heels of Orbital’s acquisition of:

  • A biomethane GEU upgrade project with an existing customer;
  • A comprehensive service contract to cover 9 GEUs (including servicing GEUs built by other OEMs), based on our “best-in-class” service team; and,
  • A standalone propane enrichment system for a biomethane GEU in France – our first biomethane project in Western Europe.

In addition, Orbital is completing upgrade works on the Poundbury Renewable Energy Plant – Commissioned in December 2012, Poundbury is the UKs first full-scale Anaerobic Digester and Biomethane-to-Grid Plant, providing renewable gas direct to the local community. The plant provides enough renewable gas for 56,000 new-build homes in the summer and 4,000 in the winter and was the first plant in the UK to inject renewable gas directly into the local distribution network on a full-scale basis. Orbital’s GEU and proprietary technology have been continuously operating in Poundbury since its commissioning in 2012.