Nexterra receives order from MWH for biomass gasification system to anchor 10 MW renewable energy power plant in Birmingham, UK

Nexterra receives order from MWH for biomass gasification system to anchor 10 
MW renewable energy power plant in Birmingham, UK 
VANCOUVER and BIRMINGHAM, UK, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Nexterra Systems Corp. 
(, a global leader in energy-from-waste gasification 
systems, announced today that it has signed a contract with MWH to supply a 
biomass gasification system for the Birmingham Bio Power Ltd. (BBPL) renewable 
energy power plant in Tyseley, UK. 
Developed by Carbonarius, the plant will be capable of producing over 10 MW of 
renewable electricity for sale to the grid. The project will create more than 
100 engineering, project management and construction jobs and 19 full time 
jobs on site once operational. 
The Nexterra gasification system is a cornerstone of the £47.8 million 
project that will use 67,000 tonnes/year of locally-sourced class A - C 
recovered wood diverted from landfills to produce steam that will be converted 
into electricity through a steam turbine and generator system. The plant will 
supply enough electricity to power 17,000 homes and is expected to reduce 
greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) by 107,000 tonnes per annum. 
Nexterra will design and supply the complete biomass gasification-to-steam 
generation system from feedstock handling to emission controls, including four 
gasifiers, a high pressure boiler, and a flue gas treatment system. The 
Nexterra system qualifies as an Advanced Conversion Technology (ACT) under UK 
legislation, meaning that the power generated by the project will receive the 
highest band of Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs). 
MWH, a global environmental, engineering and construction services company, 
will be responsible for construction and installation of the system as well as 
the balance of the plant, including the steam turbine and associated equipment 
used to produce the power. 
The project is funded by an investment consortium which includes UK Green 
Investment Bank ("GIB"), Balfour Beatty plc, Eternity Capital Management 
Limited, Foresight Group's UK Waste Resources and Energy Investments (UKWREI) 
fund in which GIB is a cornerstone investor, and GCP Infrastructure Fund with 
the developer, Carbonarius. 
This is Nexterra's first project in the UK after successfully delivering seven 
commercial plants in Canada and the United States. Export Development Canada 
(EDC), Canada's export credit agency, has provided support for this first UK 
Mike Scott, Nexterra President and CEO, commented: 
"We are very pleased to be selected by MWH, Carbonarius and the investor 
consortium for our first project in the UK. We believe that this is an 
attractive market for our gasification solutions and look forward to 
establishing our energy-from-renewable-waste systems across the UK. Nexterra 
was first introduced to these UK market opportunities by BAE Systems in 2011 
as part of its commitment to Canadian industry, so it is rewarding to have 
signed this contract today." 
Ian Brooking of Carbonarius commented: 
"Nexterra has demonstrated that they have a proven, robust gasification 
platform that will handle the wood waste feedstock available in the UK while 
still meeting the stringent UK emission regulations. We look forward to 
working with them on this and other projects in the UK." 
Ian Miller of MWH commented: 
"To execute this project we needed a gasification technology that was proven, 
reliable and bankable. After looking at different technologies we determined 
that Nexterra's technology and track record was the best fit for the project. 
We look forward to working with them on this project." 
John Rossall, BAE Systems' Industrial Participation Director, commented: 
"BAE Systems' support of Nexterra's entry into the UK renewable energy market 
is part of a long-term commitment we have to Canadian industry. Nexterra has a 
fantastic technology and we are delighted it has secured its first project 
here. We hope this is just the beginning for Nexterra in the UK and we look 
forward to continuing our support to its growth in this market." 
Shaun Kingsbury, Chief Executive of UK Green Investment Bank, said: 
"As the UK works towards its targets to generate more power from green 
sources, it's important that we bring on new technologies. I'm pleased the 
Green Investment Bank has been able to support the first gasification plant of 
its kind in the UK and hope it offers a positive demonstration effect that 
others will follow. 
"The project also highlights the wider economic benefits of investing in new 
green technologies with a hundred new jobs to construct the plant, 19 good 
quality new jobs in its ongoing operation and a long term contract for a local 
small business." 
A PDF of the BBPL Project Brochure is available at: Profile_BBPL20131209.pdf 
A PDF of the Foresight Group / UK Investors press release is available at: Bio Power Ltd 12.12.2013.pdf 
About Nexterra Systems Corp.
Nexterra Systems Corp. is a global leader in plant-scale, energy-from-waste 
gasification systems for the production of clean, renewable heat and power. 
The company offers a proven gasification technology with over 150,000 hours of 
commercial operation and uptime of over 90%. Nexterra's gasification 
technology delivers lower costs, higher reliability, lower emissions and 
greater fuel flexibility compared to conventional biomass energy systems. 
Nexterra has completed seven commercial projects in Canada and the US, and has 
completed the sale of its first project in the United Kingdom. 
MWH Peter Harvey
Business Development Director
Tel: +44121 746 5777
Carbonarius  David Pike
Managing Director, O-Gen UK Ltd
Tel: +44 1782 284 898
Foresight Group / UK Investors Ben Thompson
Group Marketing Director
Foresight Group
Tel: +44 01732 471855
UK Green Investment Bank Ronit Wolfson
Media Manager
UK Green Investment Bank plc
Tel: +44 220 1232134
BAE Systems, plc John Rossall
Industrial Participation Director
Tel: +44 7702 537898

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