The one-megawatt E-Cat plant was tested on Friday, October 28, as promised, and as promised it did produce thermal power to the satisfaction of the undisclosed customer of Andrea Rossi.
Three days later, on October 31, the Italian father of the ECat technology revealed that at least two more plants had already been sold and the second customer of his would be receiving his E-Cat plant in 3 months.
Rossi had stated before that the commercialization stage would be launched on the heels of the successful 1 MW E-Cat plant launch. The plant was approved by the customer and is transported to the customer’s premises for further work and development. On the same day of the 31st of October also stated that the manufactoring of 1 MW plants has been started.
With one E-Catalyzer plant already sold and at least two more in the assembly process, it is clear that the manufactoring has indeed begun. And for that to happen, personnel is needed and a working factory needs to be in operation as well that can be perform the assembly of all parts needed for the ECats. Judging by the three-month window given before the customer will be able to assess his one-megawatt plant, it is obvious that the work involved in the process of assembly is rather rigorous.
The 1 MW plant that was tested consisted of 107 ECats, and the similar plant that Defkalion was planning to unveil in Greece (before the break-up with Rossi) was supposed to have consisted of 125 ECats. This issue alone means that there is a lot of manufacturing work that needs to be done, where the production of each part is supervised and measured. A great functional production team needs to work on this process that is fit only for a well-oiled factory unit.
It had been previously assumed that Rossi is running a one-man show (well, maybe together with his scientific consultant, Sergio Focardi), since he has consistently been the only one in the spotlight of his ECat technology.
But the inventor revealed that as many as one hundred specialists work with and for him on the development of his ECat invention. That means that although there has been no word concerning any factories busy with the production of ECat parts for one-megawatt plants, one such factory may be running, with more ECat factories to be open in the near future.
Of course, this is only a theory as some of these things are nothing more but speculations, but as statements are made and as data is published, it is easier to make judgments that are actually substantiated and grounded in trustworthy information and not just rumors and hearsays.
So far we do not officially know of any functioning ECat factories, but we do know, in words of Rossi, that they “have started the manufacturing of 1 MW plants.”