In anticipation of solid growth and increased demand for advanced thermodynamically output-optimized cogeneration CHP (combined heat and power) modules, 2G-Cenergy announced on March 28 that St. Augustine will be the home of the company's first U.S. manufacturing plant.
"The U.S. market is an important part of our group strategy and we are now very resolutely accessing that market," said Michael Turwitt, CEO of 2G-Cenergy, which is owend by 2G Energy AG of Germany. "The 2G Group will be extremely active here, and this new plant represents a milestone in 2G's history. We are already very successfully selling our advanced CHP systems all over the U.S., and this new production site will play a key role. This, along with our growth strategy, is a prerequisite for our continuous economic success in the dollar region, he added.
The new plant will add about 125 direct jobs to the area, and will add a significant number of jobs in related sectors, the company said.
"The St. Augustine site was selected from among dozens of locations considered due to its proximity to major ports, a strong regional base of potential suppliers, a positive and pro-active business climate and a good pool of potential employees with manufacturing experience," Turwitt said.
Besides being more efficient, 2G cogeneration systems are designed and manufactured "connection ready," the company explained. All plants are fully factory tested and come as complete modules. These smart and advanced turn-key technologies have not yet been manufactured in the Americas.