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HHP Summit 2016: Two Weeks Away

September 23, 2016 in biomethane, CNG, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Electric Drive, Emissions, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, new products, Rail, Technology, Utility by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fifth Annual High Horsepower Natural Gas Event
Takes Place at McCormick Chicago October 11-13:
Mines See ‘Value Proposition Offered by Natural Gas’

The fifth edition of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit – the only conference and exhibition dedicated to the use of natural gas as a fuel for improving the economic and environmental performance of large engines across the major markets, takes place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The HHP Summit brings participants get detailed knowledge about natural gas as a fuel for equipment operators wishing to reduce their costs, improve their environmental performance, and comply with air quality regulations. The HHP Summit is the only gathering serving the common interests of the various HHP sectors.

Natural Gas for Mines

Organizer and HHP Insight publisher GNA/Gladstein, Neandross & Associates has just released the latest in a series of sector-specific articles, detailing the progress of natural gas fuel in the mining sector.

Cameron Brown of Western Copper & Gold, Brendan Marshall of the Canadian Mining Association, Steve Igoe of Caterpillar and Larry Davey of Teck Resources are to discuss the use of natural gas in mining at HHP Summit 2016 in Chicago.

Cameron Brown of Western Copper & Gold, Brendan Marshall of the Canadian Mining Association, Steve Igoe of Caterpillar and Larry Davey of Teck Resources are to discuss the use of natural gas in mining at HHP Summit 2016 in Chicago. Click image or here for the HHP Summit 2016 agenda.

Several new initiatives for liquefied natural gas for mine vehicles and onsite power generation were disclosed in recent weeks, “a clear sign of the value proposition offered by natural gas in this HHP segment.”

Among the recent examples,

  • Ferus Natural Gas Fuels (Ferus NGF) has signed an MOU with the Vancouver-based Casino Mining Corporation – which is owned by Western Copper and Gold – and Selwyn Chihong Mining group to supply LNG to mine projects in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. A new LNG production plant with 600,000 gallons per day of total capacity will be constructed in British Columbia to serve the mining operations. These LNG fueled mining projects will reduce a total of 255,000 tons of CO2 emissions compared to what would otherwise be diesel-fueled operations.
  • GFS Corp (“Gaseous Fuel Systems”)has extended its range of dual fuel kits, already available for certain Caterpillar and Komatsu mine haul trucks, to the Caterpillar 785 truck and model 9920 wheel loaders. GFS just announced a double-digit order, with deliveries to commence in January as the driver for the new kits.
  • Teck Resources is testing six dual fuel LNG haul trucks at its steelmaking coal operation in British Columbia, with fuel being sourced locally in BC.
  • Arch Coal and Alpha Coal West – two of the largest operators in the famed Powder River Basin in Wyoming – have both run LNG demonstration projects in their haul truck operations in the last several years.
  • Barrick Gold is converting the fuel supply at the power plant that provides electricity to its Pueblo Viejo Mine in the Dominican Republic. LNG is replacing heavy fuel oil there and is reducing operating costs with a minimal capital investment. The company additionally plans to convert the fuel supply at its lime kilns to LNG by 2017.
  • Wellgreen Platinum has deployed GE Jenbacher gas engines for a complete power generation and transmission network operating from a nickel-copper mining project in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Ferus supplies the LNG to power these generators, which will also allow Yukon communities to benefit from this lower-cost fuel.
  • Stornoway Diamond Corporation has procured LNG from Gaz Metro, which will truck the fuel to its Quebec mine. Natural gas will be used to fuel the gas generator sets at the Renard Diamond Project’s power plant.
  • Omya Industries has replaced fuel oil with LNG at its quarry in Vermont, with its massive LNG fuel storage facility provided by Chart Industries. The manufacturer of calcium carbonate will utilize LNG to produce heat for industrial processes, and has contracted with Casella to employ a fleet of LNG ore trucks to haul stones from the quarry.

“Progressive mining customers understand the long-term benefits of a natural gas pathway and are increasing moving to this low emission and low and stable cost energy source,” GNA says.

Deep Experience

“Since its inception, the HHP Summit has served as the official meeting place of high horsepower industry stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by natural gas in high-fuel use operations,” GNA says.

'Casino is poised to be the premier copper-gold mine in Canada and the flagship mine for the Yukon,' says Western Copper and Gold.

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels has signed agreements to supply LNG fuel to power two new mine projects in northwest Canada (HHP Insight, September 21).

The GNA team draws on insight gathered from more than 20 years of clean transportation and energy consulting experience. “We’ve worked side by side with high horsepower and natural gas innovators to pioneer North America’s largest and most forward-thinking clean fuel projects,” the company adds.

‘No Longer Conceptual’

“The past few years have shown us that this is an idea whose time has certainly come,” GNA says: “discussions are no longer conceptual, and what was once theory is now becoming practice.

“By collaborating to drive infrastructure development, technology and engine advancements, and the creation of up-to-date regulations and policies, all high horsepower sectors stand to benefit economically.”

HHP Sector Updates

In addition to the just published Unearthing Opportunities for Cost Savings & Emission Reductions on mining, GNA has prepared brief reports citing key examples of natural gas utilization in the high horsepower sector:

Rail: All Aboard: Gas Locomotive Projects Continue to Gain Steam

LNG Marine Fuel: A Real Hot Spot for a Cold Fuel

No Pipeline, No Problem: How Utilities are Reaching New Customers with Less Groundwork

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2017.

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2016.

The three-day HHP Summit conference will provide insight on:

  • Innovative supply chain solutions that are being developed and implemented from the northern Yukon territories to the Caribbean to support projects well beyond the reach of a traditional natural gas pipeline;
  • recently identified opportunities to deliver LNG to 23 power generation and 58 industrial customers in Canada’s North, projects that will result in $2.1 billion in cost savings and more than 11 million tonnes of CO2 emission reductions;
  • insight from end-users on the challenges, benefits, and considerations associated with the development of an off-pipeline natural gas remote power generation and industrial projects;
  • how ongoing environmental regulations, carbon programs, and sustainability initiatives will continue to drive investments in natural gas technologies across the marine, rail, mining, E&P, and off-pipeline industrial sectors;
  • an overview of the progressive and comprehensive training programs being implemented to ensure personnel safety and achieve operational success and maximum project results; and
  • efforts to supply lower carbon LNG to the HHP market via innovative LNG production plants powered by renewable energy and the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) sources.

HHP Summit 2016 value registration ends October 7.

View the HHP Summit 2016 Agenda

Download the HHP Summit 2016 Event Overview

HHP Summit info, Alexis Wiley, 310-573-8552 or 310-314-1934 (GNA main); or toll-free 888-993-0302; [email protected]

More HHP Summit 2016 contacts at GNA

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Source: GNA/Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with HHPi follow-up

HHP Summit 2016 Full Speaker Roster

September 14, 2016 in CHP/combined heat & power, CNG, Companies, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Rail, Technology, Utility by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Chicago Event Will ‘Showcase the Important Progress and
Continued Momentum Across the Range of HHP Segments’

Organizers of next month’s 2016 High Horsepower Summit have released the full speaker roster for the event taking place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The item was initially posted on September 9.
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Quantum Reports VP-650 CNG Permit

September 14, 2016 in CNG, Industrial, Milestones, new products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Special Permit from U.S. DoT for High Capacity CNG Trailer

Quantum Fuel Systems said today that it’s received a special permit from the U.S. Department of Transportation for its new VP-650 virtual pipeline trailer for transporting compressed natural gas to off-pipeline customers.
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Wärtsilä & Gasum Ink Pact for LNG Fuel

September 9, 2016 in biomethane, Companies, Industrial, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wärtsilä for Gas Supply, Gasum-Skangas for Sales & Distribution

Wärtsilä and Finland-based Gasum are publicizing “a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications.” updated September 14

The natural gas market development agreement was signed in Helsinki on August 29 by Gasum CEO and Skangas board chair Johanna Lamminen and Wärtsilä president and CEO Jaakko Eskola.

The natural gas market development agreement was signed in Helsinki on August 29 by Gasum CEO and Skangas board chair Johanna Lamminen and Wärtsilä president and CEO Jaakko Eskola.

Wärtsilä will provide natural gas value chain technology know-how, while Gasum is to handle distribution and sales of natural gas and biogas/biomethane.

The companies’ work for liquefied natural gas marine applications “will also utilize the expertise of Gasum subsidiary Skangas, the leading LNG player in the Nordic market,” states a release.

Biogas Emphasized

In addition to LNG and/or LBG (liquefied biogas) and natural gas as a marine fuel, the joint initiative will cover smart power generation, and operations and maintenance.

Skangas provided fuel for Polaris, the Finnish Transport Agency’s new LNG-powered icebreaker, at Helsinki’s Vuosaari Harbour facility last week.

Skangas provided fuel for the Wärtsilä-powered Polaris, the Finnish Transport Agency’s new LNG-powered icebreaker, at Helsinki’s Vuosaari Harbour this past June (HHP Insight, June 24).

Also according to the announcement, “The work will focus on increasing sales through business development cooperation, and building an LNG infrastructure in places where gas is currently not available.

‘Cost-Effective & Efficient Operations & Maintenance’

“The companies will share know-how, contacts, marketing, and business development activities. They will also work together to develop cost-effective and efficient operation and maintenance activities.

“By improving the availability of LNG,” the release continues, “the present and future needs of both the shipping sector and industrial clients currently outside the natural gas grids will be served. At the same time, LNG utilization also allows for the use of LBG without additional investment since the same infrastructure can be used for both.”

Skangas has LNG terminals in Øra, Norway, and Lysekil, Sweden.

Finland's first LNG import terminal, the Gasum facility at Pori, north of Turku, opened on Monday, and deliveries have commenced.

Finland’s first LNG import terminal, the Gasum facility at Pori, north of Turku, opened on September 12, and deliveries have commenced.

Finland’s first LNG import terminal at Pori, opened on September 12, Gasum said. “The terminal enables LNG deliveries also to industrial, maritime and heavy-duty road transport customers outside the gas pipeline network and diversifies the Finnish energy market,” states a release.

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Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, VP Timo Koponen, +44-1202-662600; [email protected]

Skangas (Finland), Tommy Mattila, +358-40-58-19247; [email protected]; www.skangas.com

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Source: Wärtsilä with HHP Insight follow-up

HHP Summit 2016: Scant Weeks Away

August 29, 2016 in biomethane, CNG, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Electric Drive, Emissions, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, new products, Rail, Technology, Utility by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fifth Annual High Horsepower Natural Gas Event
Takes Place at McCormick Chicago October 11-13:
‘What Was Once Theory Is Now Becoming Practice’

The fifth edition of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit – the only conference and exhibition dedicated to the use of natural gas as a fuel for improving the economic and environmental performance of large engines across the major markets, takes place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2017.

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2016.

The HHP Summit brings participants get detailed knowledge about natural gas as a fuel for equipment operators wishing to reduce their costs, improve their environmental performance, and comply with air quality regulations.

It is the only gathering serving the common interests of the various HHP sectors. Marine, rail, mining and energy E&P operators all need the latest information on engine and equipment technology and availability, on the markets for fuel and fuel delivery systems, the issue of compressed versus liquefied natural gas, and regulatory and policy issues.

Click image or here for the HHP Summit 2016 event overview (direct PDF link)

Click image or here for the HHP Summit 2016 event overview (direct PDF link). HHP Summit 2016 takes place October 11-13 in Chicago.

Deep Experience

“Since its inception, the HHP Summit has served as the official meeting place of high horsepower industry stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by natural gas in high-fuel use operations,” says organizer (and HHP Insight publisher) Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

The GNA team draws on insight gathered from more than 20 years of clean transportation and energy consulting experience. “We’ve worked side by side with high horsepower and natural gas innovators to pioneer North America’s largest and most forward-thinking clean fuel projects,” the company says.

‘No Longer Conceptual’

“The past few years have shown us that this is an idea whose time has certainly come,” GNA says: “discussions are no longer conceptual, and what was once theory is now becoming practice.

“Early adopters of natural gas technologies are realizing the tremendous synergies that exist across the marine, rail, mining, drilling, pressure pumping, and stationary power generation sectors,” GNA notes.

“By collaborating to drive infrastructure development, technology and engine advancements, and the creation of up-to-date regulations and policies, all high horsepower sectors stand to benefit economically.”

HHP Sector Updates

GNA has prepared brief reports citing key examples of natural gas utilization:

Rail: All Aboard: Gas Locomotive Projects Continue to Gain Steam

LNG Marine Fuel: A Real Hot Spot for a Cold Fuel

No Pipeline, No Problem: How Utilities are Reaching New Customers with Less Groundwork

The three-day HHP Summit conference will provide insight on:

  • Innovative supply chain solutions that are being developed and implemented from the northern Yukon territories to the Caribbean to support projects well beyond the reach of a traditional natural gas pipeline;
  • recently identified opportunities to deliver LNG to 23 power generation and 58 industrial customers in Canada’s North, projects that will result in $2.1 billion in cost savings and more than 11 million tonnes of CO2 emission reductions;
  • insight from end-users on the challenges, benefits, and considerations associated with the development of an off-pipeline natural gas remote power generation and industrial projects;
  • how ongoing environmental regulations, carbon programs, and sustainability initiatives will continue to drive investments in natural gas technologies across the marine, rail, mining, E&P, and off-pipeline industrial sectors;
  • an overview of the progressive and comprehensive training programs being implemented to ensure personnel safety and achieve operational success and maximum project results; and
  • efforts to supply lower carbon LNG to the HHP market via innovative LNG production plants powered by renewable energy and the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) sources.

HHP Summit 2016 value registration ends October 7.

View the HHP Summit 2016 Agenda

Download the HHP Summit 2016 Event Overview

HHP Summit info, Alexis Wiley, 310-573-8552 or 310-314-1934 (GNA main); or toll-free 888-993-0302; [email protected]

More HHP Summit 2016 contacts at GNA

Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.

Source: GNA/Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with HHPi follow-up

XNG for CNG in Washington State

August 24, 2016 in CNG, Industrial by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Port Townsend Paper Is Terminal’s Anchor Customer,
Broadwind Packages Safe North America Compressors 

Xpress Natural Gas has opened a new facility to produce compressed natural gas for industrial customers in Washington State. Port Townsend Paper is the anchor customer for XNG’s CNG facility at the Satsop Business Park in Elma, southwest of Seattle, approximately 30 minutes from Olympia and Interstate-5, in Grays Harbor County.
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Capstone Turbines for Slovenia, Uzbeks

July 22, 2016 in Industrial by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

C1000 Signature Units via Distributors Laibach & BPC Engineering

Capstone Turbine has logged additional international sales of its fuel-versatile microtubines, reporting the first sale of a megawatt C1000 Signature unit to a customer in Europe, and two C1000S units for flare-gas reduction in Uzbekistan – supporting the first two-megawatt Capstone project there.

BPC Engineering installation using Capstone turbines

BPC Engineering installation using Capstone turbines

Laibach d.o.o, Capstone’s distributor for Slovenia and Croatia, is handling the C1000S to upgrade a refractory material manufacturing facility in Slovenia, where it will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) application to produce primary power.

“The one-megawatt microturbine will operate in a grid connect configuration at over 90% system efficiency,” Capstone says, “which will limit the site’s grid reliance and reduce the facility’s impact on the environment.”

The Construction Material Market

“This will serve as Capstone’s third project of its size in Slovenia and one that supports the company’s growing market share in the construction material market,” said Capstone sales and marketing executive VP Jim Crouse said in a release.

Capstone reported yesterday that BPC Engineering, its largest distributor in Russia recently received payment for two C1000S microturbines for a flare gas project in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Flare-Gas Fueled in Uzbekistan

“The flare gas-fueled C1000 Signature Series microturbines will provide primary power to an oil and gas production facility as well as help to eliminate routine flaring onsite,” Capstone says. The two-megawatt installation will also power the facility’s water pump and cooling systems.

“This is another important step in BPC’s business recovery process,” Capstone president and CEO Darren Jamison said in the BPC- Uzbekistan announcement.

BPC Gets Square

“The pace of paying and taking delivery of Capstone products appears to be increasing and these product shipments play an important role in Capstone’s cash planning process,” he said. “BPC is required to pay prior to shipment for all product releases from backlog, and to pay an additional 15% of the total value for each shipment in order to lower their past-due accounts receivable balance.” (HHP Insight, March 9)

“These two megawatts will be the first Signature Series product shipments to BPC and should further improve performance and overall customer satisfaction,” Jamison added.

Capstone noted too yesterday that it has sales and/or service centers in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China and Singapore.

Capstone C1000S

Capstone C1000S

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Source: Capstone Turbine Corp with HHP Insight follow-up

HHP Summit 2016 Overview Released

July 20, 2016 in Companies, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Rail, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Speakers to Be Announced in Coming Weeks,
And You Can Still Propose a Presentation Too

Organizers of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2016 have released an excellent event overview for the conference and exposition taking place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago. A detailed roster of speakers is to be released in the next two weeks.

Click image or here to download the new HHP Summit 2016 preview and preliminary agenda.

Click image or here to download the new HHP Summit 2016 preview and preliminary agenda.

The HHP Summit is the only event to focus on natural gas for marine, rail, mining and energy E&P applications – all of which share engine and equipment development, supply chain, and regulatory concerns.

Discounted registrations are available until August 19, and you can still submit an abstract for a conference presentation.

Natural Gas Is Gaining

Summit organizer (and HHP Insight publisher) Gladstein, Neandross & Associates invites HHP professionals to come to Chicago to learn how natural gas continues to gain market share in marine, mining, rail, drilling & pressure pumping applications.

The key themes for this year’s HHP Summit include

  • increasing environmental drivers, including criteria pollutant reductions, carbon pricing, and sustainability;
  • the advantage of fuel price stability, predictability and risk mitigation as oil prices climb in the near term;
  • integrated customer solutions, improved supplier performance and strategic partnerships; and
  • significant investment and market momentum from the Caribbean to the northern Yukon..
Caterpillar, Chart, and Pivotal LNG are returning as Presenting Sponsors.

Caterpillar, Chart, and Pivotal LNG are returning as Presenting Sponsors.

GNA is accepting abstracts for conference presentations until July 29.

HHP Summit 2016 Agenda || HHP Summit 2016 Registration

HHP Summit 2016 Contacts || HHP Summit 2016 Call for Papers

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Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with HHP Insight follow-up

Hexagon Titan XL Approved, XNG Order

June 30, 2016 in Certifications, CNG, Industrial by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Order Is Worth Some $8 Million Plus a $16 Million Option
And Will Allow ‘Greater Reliability Through Volume Efficiencies,’
DoT Titan Permit Is Extended to Include Include Heavier XL Model

Hexagon Lincoln has reported a new order from Xpress Natural Gas for Hexagon’s Titan XL tube trailers for transporting compressed natural gas. The order is worth an estimated $8 million, Hexagon says, with deliveries to commence in the fourth quarter. Hexagon reported today that it’s received U.S. DoT approval of the high-capacity Titan XL model.

XNG Order News Was Initially Posted on June 27
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Fuelgarden Scotland: Heating & Bunkering

June 24, 2016 in Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First-Ever Such Multi-Purpose Facility for the UK

Bergen, Norway-based Fuelgarden Energy says it’s been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract on a multi-purpose liquefied natural gas facility to be built in the UK. The plant is to provide LNG fuel for heating at a new factory, as well as for the bunkering of LNG-fueled marine vessels.
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