HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CUI Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUI) announced today that its wholly-owned Energy subsidiary, Orbital Gas Systems ("Orbital" or the "Company"), has received the third of three purchase orders from a major European industrial company for the production of BioMethane-to-grid terminals. The contract, awarded in May 2018 and valued at approximately $1.7 million, calls for the production of three BioMethane-to-grid terminals that will each include the Company's GasPT® analyzer. The contract was secured as a direct result of the May 2018 passage of the U.K. Government's Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive ("RHI") Scheme to encourage uptake of renewable heat and contribute towards the Government's 2020 renewable energy target. Following the passage of that RHI scheme the U.K. has seen a dramatic increase in the number of planned BioMethane-to-grid facilities. The Company currently reports having 27 active, outstanding bids for such projects across the U.K.
Orbital U.K. President Paul D. White stated, "Our ability to offer the unique GasPT Technology and a turnkey solution that engineers our Energy products into our integration solutions is a substantial competitive advantage in the marketplace, and one that enables us to deliver significant value for the customer and the growing market for BioMethane."
The GasPT's recent certification from Ofgem was followed closely by approval from the U.K. Environmental Protection Agency under the European Union Emissions Trading System ("EU ETS"), also known as the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, the first large greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme in the world. EU ETS certification means that the GasPT device is now certified for fiscal monitoring throughout the U.K. and Western Europe.
CUI Global President & CEO William Clough said, "This most recent award and additional BioMethane projects anticipated as a result of the U.K.'s RHI incentives underscores the changing regulatory and CAPEX environments in the U.K. that serves as a tailwind for our Energy business and a roadmap for future demand across Western Europe. With the significant number of bids we have outstanding for proposed BioMethane-to-grid projects in the U.K., the recent certifications of our GasPT by Ofgem and the EU ETS and Orbital's world-class engineering capabilities, we are on the path to greater Energy revenues."
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CUI Global, Inc. is a publicly traded company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value through the acquisition and development of innovative companies, products and technologies. From Orbital Gas Systems' advanced GasPT platform targeting the energy sector, to CUI Inc.'s advanced power platform serving the networking and telecom space, CUI Global and its subsidiaries have built a diversified portfolio of industry leading technologies that touch many markets. As a publicly traded company, shareholders are able to participate in the opportunities, revenues, and profits generated by the products, technologies, and market channels of CUI Global and its subsidiaries. But most importantly, a commitment to conduct business with a high level of integrity, respect, and philanthropic dedication allows the organization to make a difference in the lives of their customers, employees, investors and global community.
About Orbital Gas Systems Orbital Gas Systems, (Orbital) has offices in the United Kingdom and Houston, Texas. For over 30 years, Orbital has developed its portfolio of products, services and resources to offer a diverse range of personalized gas engineering solutions to the gas utilities, power generation, emissions, manufacturing and automotive industries. Orbital's internationally recognized expertise in the natural gas industry, including bringing together the patented VE Technology® with the ground-breaking GasPT device, offers natural gas operators and users a comprehensive engineering array for the next generation of energy metering systems. Orbital is a wholly owned subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc.
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