ATLANTA (January 24, 2012) – PIC Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a full care, custody and control Operations and Maintenance agreement with Oneida Energy for a new biomass gasification project located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Currently being constructed, the waste-to-energy power plant will convert municipal solid waste into electricity using a pyrolysis gasification process. Once completed, the plant is projected to consume 150 tons of household waste per day and to deliver five megawatts of electricity per hour. The electricity will be sold to Wisconsin Public Service and will power 3,000 to 4,000 homes.
“While pyrolysis gasification is new to the U.S. power industry, PIC is able to translate its current biomass and diesel engine expertise to this project. Direct experience with this new process will expand PIC’s portfolio and open us up to similar opportunities in the future,” explained Joe Bono, PIC’s Director of Business Development for O&M Services.
PIC will begin mobilization in early 2012, with an expected Commercial Operation date set for the end of the year. PIC has signed an exclusive seven year agreement with Oneida Energy to provide O&M services for Oneida Energy’s future biomass gasification projects that will utilize the same technology as the Green Bay facility.
Oneida Seven Generations Corporation is a tribally and state-chartered corporation organized under the laws of the State of Wisconsin and authorized by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. OSGC has organized an autonomous tribal enterprise to develop, build and operate an energy recovery facility that will generate electricity from waste. The organization’s primary goals are to establish a state-of-the-art energy recovery facility that will serve as a joint development between the tribe, county and local communities as well as to demonstrate the benefits of using waste and other residual materials as fuel in an environmentally friendly manner.
PIC Group, Inc., headquartered in Marietta, Georgia and established in 1988, is a global provider of service solutions to the power generation industry. PIC’s comprehensive portfolio of services supports all aspects of power project development including start-up and commissioning, installation, operations and maintenance, outage, documentation and training, and project support. PIC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Group, a publicly listed company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with revenues of $41.1 billion during 2010.