TurboSonic Technologies Inc, a leading provider of clean air technologies, announced the receipt of a US$2m contract for the design and supply of SO2 abatement equipment for Essroc Italcementi’s Martinsburg, West Virginia plant. This is the second contract awarded to TurboSonic this fiscal year by Italcementi for this plant, the first of which was for a SoniCool™ Evaporative Cooling System, announced in July 2008. Italcementi is one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of cement, with operations in twenty-two countries worldwide.
This latest contract is for TurboSonic’s TurboSorb Semi-Dry Absorption (SDA) technology for the reduction of SO2 emissions - a major concern worldwide because of the hazardous health effects (respiratory illness) and negative environmental impact, such as acid rain, which occurs when SO2 is emitted to the atmosphere. TurboSorb SDA technology uses TurboSonic’s patented Turbotak spray atomization technology for effective control of acid gas emissions, which has been employed in the waste incineration and power generation industries. Equipment is scheduled for delivery this calendar year.
Edward Spink, TurboSonic CEO, stated, “This is another contract won through the collaboration of our North American and European offices and yet another repeat order from a large, multi-national corporation, consistent with our strategy of focusing on building long-term loyalty and growth through customer satisfaction. With its 63 plants worldwide, Italcementi certainly fits into our vision for growth.”