Andrea Rossi has been posting recently about a contract Leonardo Corporation has made with a customer (unidentified) for a 40 MW E-Cat installation.
Rossi states that the plant is already under construction, although he says that they have not yet decided whether it will be using SK or QX reactors. He says they are still testing the SK 10 kW version and will have to make a decision in the near future whether it is ready for production.
According to Rossi, the SK and QX reactors are the same size, so presumably they can start building the plants before they make the final decision of which type to go with. However, if they go with the QX reactors (1 kW each), they will need 10 times the number compared to the SK. When asked about the size of this plant he replied:
August 9, 2018 at 6:28 AM
Assuming we use the SK 10,
Reactors plus heat exchanger 4 cubic meters, plus the control systems and the steam circuits.
So if the QX is used, then it will be 40 cubic meters in size which will be considerably larger, so I am sure that Rossi hopes that the SK is ready.
I asked Rossi a few more questions about this installation and got some replies.
August 9, 2018 at 5:49 AM
1. Is the customer you are building the 40 MW E-Cat plant for in the United States?
2. Is this the largest installation you currently have?
3. Is this customer in the food processing industry (you have mentioned this previously).
4. Are you on site at this customer’s facility to supervise the construction?
August 9, 2018 at 10:23 AM
1- the location of our Client is for now confidential. I can say the Client is one of the biggest entities of the world in its field, if not the biggest.
2- this is the largest installation we will have to make for the time being
3- I cannot answer this question in positive or in negative
4- not yet, at the moment we are deciding which modules to use ( SK or QX series ), hoping they will be SK, and we are starting with a certified engineer of the State where the Client is the procedures for the authorizations, in collaboration with the Client. I will be in the Customer facility surely in September to define the details for the installation of the plant. Eventually the production of the modules will be started, at this point I definitely would say within the year 2018.