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Message: PyroGenesis Announces U.S. Congress Support for the Purchase of Two Aircraft Carriers
MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2018 -- PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR), a TSX Venture 50® high-tech company, (the "Company", the “Corporation” or "PyroGenesis") a Company that designs, develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, is pleased to announce today that the U.S. Congress has supported the U.S. Navy’s strategy for a two-ship (aircraft carrier) buy.
This bill is now being sent to the President of the United States for his signature. The U.S. Navy will still need approval from the Secretary of Defense. This endorsement by Congress appears to be the last legislative hurdle for the purchase to clear.
The proposed dual buy stands to save the U.S. Government between US $1 billion and US $2.5 billion, according to U.S. Navy estimates1.
“This is in line with the President’s platform to “buy more for less”, and is great news for PyroGenesis as we are a proud supplier of a plasma based waste destruction system to the U.S. Navy, having delivered two systems to date,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “The original schedule envisioned ordering one aircraft carrier in 2018. Amending this schedule for a two-ship buy required various approvals which caused some minor delays. This can now move very quickly, but realistically we expect this order, if it materializes, in early 2019.”
About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a TSX Venture 50® high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. PyroGenesis provides technical and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, additive manufacturing (3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Its core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and technical services to the global marketplace. Its operations are ISO 9001:2015 certified, and have been ISO certified since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace (Ticker Symbol: PYRNF). For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.
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1 According to Inside Defense’s article “Spending bill cuts $329 million from Navy's 'accelerated acquisitions'”, September 17, 2018 https://insidedefense.com/inside-navy/spending-bill-cuts-329-million-navys-accelerated-acquisitions
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