Following UPS’s recent announcement that it would invest approximately US$ 50 million to build 13 liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling stations across the US, GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), who will design and construct the units, announced today that its Alternative Fuels business unit has signed the multimillion-dollar contract.
100 trucks p/d
GP Strategies is the engineering, equipment manufacturer, and turnkey general contractor on the projects, and will be working with UPS to customise the LNG fueling stations to suit the needs of their regional UPS fleets. Each station includes three or more 18 000 gallon LNG storage vessels and two or more LNG fuel dispensers that enable the stations to accommodate a fleet of more than 100 trucks daily. The design includes expansion capabilities to allow for additional LNG storage vessels and LNG dispensers to meet UPS's demand for its growing LNG fleet. UPS has over 1000 natural gas vehicles worldwide in use today.
Conversion to clean gas
Michael Mackey, Vice President of GP Strategies' Alternative Fuels business unit, said, "GP Strategies is excited to be working with UPS in support of their mission to convert their fleet to clean, domestic natural gas."
LNG fueling has expanded rapidly over the past few years as environmentally conscious companies such as UPS are choosing alternatives over petroleum-based fuels. The abundant supply and domestic availability of natural gas makes it a cost-effective option over other fuels.
The construction of US-based LNG stations strengthens the US economy by creating jobs in the manufacturing, energy, and transportation sectors. "It's rewarding to work on projects that support building America's alternative fuels infrastructure," added Mackey.
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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