HOUSTON, TX–ENGlobal Corporation (NASDAQ:ENG), a leading provider of engineered modular solutions, today issued a progress report on the company’s contract, signed in November 2019, to engineer and fabricate a complete modular hydrogen production facility.
This facility, the first of its kind constructed in the U.S., will utilize a hydrogen reforming technology developed by our collaboration partner that consumes 20 percent less feed and fuel gas than that of conventional hydrogen plants, thereby substantially lowering operating costs and the related carbon footprint. In this application the carbon intensity of the hydrogen plant is further lowered by recycling gasses produced by the adjoining renewal diesel unit.
The project, valued at approximately $25 million, remains on schedule and within the company’s estimated cost budget, said ENGlobal. To date, the company has completed the engineering and design phase of the facility and is currently involved in the fabrication phase of its 24 process modules and supporting structure. Thus far, all major components necessary for the module completion have been received and are being installed. Following this step, the modules are expected be tested and shipped to the customer in stages between now and June 1, 2021.
CEO William A. Coskey, P.E. said he believes that, due to the number and diversity of end products produced via hydrogen reformer technology, there exists significantly increased market demand for the company’s modular plant project delivery. These end products include fuel grade hydrogen for use in fuel cells; hydrogen for use in the hydrotreating process that produces renewable fuels; and hydrogen to generate products including ammonia and methanol, which have common applications around the globe.
ENGlobal is currently pursuing projects with typical scopes of work ranging between $20 and $120 million with a variety of applications and end uses.
In addition, said the CEO, “the company has the ability to provide carbon capture equipment that will remove a significant percentage of the carbon dioxide from the steam methane reforming process – thus further reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon capture applied in this manner results in what the industry has defined as ‘blue’ hydrogen”.
“We are extremely proud of our work in the hydrogen and renewable fuels sector,” said Mr. Coskey. “In a world facing increasingly urgent environmental and climate change challenges, I can think of no more vital role for ENGlobal than to develop and implement these groundbreaking green energy technologies.”
The company will continue to release further details on the status of its green energy projects as events develop.
ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) is a provider of engineering and automation services primarily to the energy sector throughout the United States and internationally. ENGlobal operates through two business segments: Automation and Engineering. ENGlobal’s Automation segment provides services related to the design, fabrication and implementation of distributed control, instrumentation and process analytical systems. The Engineering segment provides consulting services for the development, management and execution of projects requiring professional engineering, construction management, and related support services. Within ENGlobal’s Automation segment, ENGlobal Government Services, Inc. provides engineering, design, installation, operations, and maintenance of various government, public sector, and international facilities, specializing in turnkey automation and instrumentation systems for the U.S. Defense industry worldwide. Further information about the Company and its businesses is available at www.ENGlobal.com.