|NAWT through partnerships and joint ventures with leading-industry companies has worked on
the following projects:
- Urea transactions;
- Telecommunication PBX systems;
- Industrial equipment;
- Industrial gas turbine parts;
- Romanian Drywall Plant;
- Landfill/Electricity Generation--Feasibility Study;
- LPG/LNG projects;
- Electrical Co-Generation; and
- S.C. Woodmaster S.A.--Solid Wood Element Factory
Romanian companies ROMGAZ R.A, RENEL R.A, and ROMPETROL S.A. as well as U.S. companies UGI Enterprises Inc., Energy Transportation Group Inc., and NAWT signed the largest Romanian-American energy deal to build a LPG Terminal facility on the Black Sea port of Constanta with a capacity of 600,000 tonnes. The investment represents the largest Romanian-American joint venture in the energy sector.
The LPG project is a precursor to the LNG Project. By importing LPG in large vessels and discharging cargo at a deep water berth in Constanta, the enterprises involved in the joint venture hope to provide the most economical and reliable way to transport LPG into Romania and the region.
Romanian LPG Project: A Reliable, Essential Energy Supply for Central Europe
Historically, Romania has been dependent on one source of fuel and has been unable to meet demand during peak winter periods, thus creating an immediate need for imported LPG in the country and the Danube Basin area of Southeast Europe.
The project introduces propane-air-natural gas blending
technology, while assisting in meeting fuel
demand. The cryogenic LPG import terminal and propane-air mixing stations (which will be located on the outer ring of Bucharestís main gas grid) will provide a valuable source of supplemental fuel. Additionally, the project will aid in more traditional LPG markets for domestic bottled gas, petrochemical industry feedstock, and other commercial uses. Since per capita LPG consumption is relatively low in Romania the potential for high growth use is tremendous.
The Port of Constanta as a deep water port is very well suited for the development of a safe, environmentally sound, and geographically strategic terminal. The port provides direct access to the Danube River and serves neighbors: Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and other surrounding areas. The port is located on the western coast of the Black Sea, at about 182 nautical miles from the Bosphorus and at about 85 nautical miles from the mouth of the Sulina Branch, through which the Danube flows into the sea. The currents are usual and do not influence shifting and port activity.
The benefits of a Romanian LPG project include: establishing a reliable energy supply; providing entry into a high-growth market through emerging economies in the region; and is strategically located in Central Europe and can service surrounding countries.
Romanian Drywall Plant
NAWT introduced and assisted BMH Americas, a Division of Babcock International, to establish a relationship and accomplish with SC Arcom S.A., a Romanian company, to build the first Romanian Drywall Plant in the country.
Landfill Gas Project: Electricity Generation
NAWT, Power Management Corp., and Maguire Group Inc. in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was awarded a grant to conduct a Feasibility Study for a Landfill Gas/Electricity Generation in Romania.
For the Landfill Gas Project, NAWT was successful in obtaining the first grant from USAID ever approved for Romania. The project is a waste-to-energy environmental project, in which methane gas is to be removed from a Bucharest landfill, and then burned to generate electricity.
Romania Border Posts EUROSTOP Project
NAWT formed a consortium "Eurostop" with GLJ International INC., Denslow, Shaffer & Co., Dixie Inc., and Renner Architects in order to cooperate with Government agency as Romanian Minister of Transportation and Custom Administration. The Romanian partner in the Feasibility Study was AMOCO Romania Co. and Romanian engineering company S.C. IPTANA S.A., together the consortium performed the study for a modern, full-service travel centers for cars, buses, and trucks at the five most traveled border crossings in Romania. The Feasibility Study was sponsored by the Trade Development Agency (TDA).
EUROSTOP would eliminate congestion problems, capture business from vehicles waiting to be processed, integrate the travel center parking area into a modern, efficient, and computerized customs processing system. The consortium planned to develop a highway version of shopping centers found at international airports, contribute to an overall better image for Romania as a welcoming transit company with the capability to capture the major share of the trans-European traffic of passenger car, tourist buses, and merchandise trucks for the longer term.
EUROSTOP would provide the same service available in some of the top U.S. stop and travel centers, including:
full-service diesel and gasoline pumps;
truck, bus, and automobile repairs, as well as tire replacements;
motel and/or hotel services;
24-hour road service;
laundry room service;
fast-food franchise and Romanian fare restaurants;
paved, lighted parking lot for 250-500 trucks, buses, and cars;
convenience and travel stores;
24-hour business center that provides fax, telephone, copy machine, and e-mail services;
picnic area, both covered and uncovered;
banking and foreign currency exchange service;
bus stop; and
a shopping arcade.
NAWT introduced Solar Turbines to different Romanian potential customers in the electrical cogeneration field, and prepared a study report, including several projects to be evaluated by CAT Power Venture for future consideration.
NAWT has worked with Energy Transportation Group and German fertilizer trading company HELM HmB in urea transactions from Romania to a local import fertilizer company in China.
NAWT together with EXECUTONE Information System Inc. sold telecommunication PBX systems to Electromagnetica and other Romanian counterparts.
NAWT together with Myers & Aplex Industrial Pump Division sold U.S. industrial equipment to S.C. CONDMAG S.A. and FlowTex Service Romania.
NAWT assisted Romanian companies Comoti S.A. and Transgaz along with Switzerland's TumaTurboMach S.A. with procurement parts for industrial gas turbine parts.