Imperial Helium is pushing ahead with its helium plant plans for Steveville, Canada, which, once constructed, will produce 99.999% pure helium.

Unveiling such news on Wednesday (14th Oct), the company said it has entered into an agreement with ON2 Solutions and Uniper Trading Canada for  construction and delivery.

Once complete, the plant will be able to accept a broad range of gas compositions and produce pure helium, and will be capable to creating synthetic gas composition resembling the dry gas composition in a particular field or discovery.

Imperial Helium expects the protoype to be completed by 31st December 2021 at a cost of $400,000.

On the news, David Johnson, Director and CEO of Imperial Helium, said, “The prototype plant provides Imperial Helium with the ability to accelerate the path to monetising the Steveille asset and reduce the risk associated with plan design and fabrication before committing to installation for any asset.”

“In the first quarter of 2022, we expect to demonstrate Imperial Helium’s ability to produce 99.999% pure helium from the prototype plant, utilising a gas sample from the Steveville asset.”

“We remain on schedule for first production of helium from the Steveville asset in the second half of 2022.”