Clean Energy said that it will construct new stations for Arlington Transit in Arlington County, Virginia, Nassau Inter-County Express in Long Island, NY and North Kansas City School District, which is set to become the largest school district in the U.S. to transition its school bus fleet to CNG.
NICE has awarded Clean Energy the contract to design, build and operate and maintain a new CNG station that will, upon completion, replace its existing Mitchel Field station, and operate and maintain the existing CNG stations.
The five-year contract valued at just over $13 million will support a fleet of over 200 CNG buses. Clean Energy currently supports another 100 CNG buses at an additional station and provides a total of 4.6 million GGEs of CNG annually for the NICE bus fleet. Completion of the new station is expected for summer 2017.
Clean Energy has been contracted by W.M. Schlosser to build a fast-fill CNG station at a new bus depot being constructed for ART, which will initially deploy 25 new CNG transit buses that are expected to consume 225,000 DGEs of CNG a year. ART has plans to grow the fleet to 75 CNG buses.
The North Kansas City School District will replace 124 school buses with new CNG buses with an option to purchase an additional 30 over the next 10 years. Clean Energy will construct a new station that includes fast-fill and time-fill fueling options using two Clean Energy Compression compressors as well as modifying a maintenance facility to facilitate CNG buses.
The 15-year contract will be funded through financing secured by the District and is a joint partnership between the North Kansas City School District, Clean Energy and Midwest Bus Sales, based in Bonner Springs, Kansas, which will supply the District’s new CNG school buses. This transition for the 20,000-student School District will begin for the 2016 school year when the Clean Energy station is scheduled to be operational.
Raven Transport has ordered an additional 20 LNG trucks to add to their fleet of 187 LNG trucks fueling with Clean Energy, while Off Spec Solutions will begin fueling 25 LNG trucks at several Clean Energy stations in the southwest United States.
Modern Transportation signed a new fuel agreement that will expand an existing partnership with over 20 CNG and LNG trucks which are being deployed in Florida, South Carolina, Texas and Colorado.
PG&E signed a bulk fuel sales contract to receive over 500,000 gallons of LNG from Clean Energy’s Boron plant in July and another 1,000,000 gallons of LNG in August for a pipeline integrity testing program.
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