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Crowley to provide LNG for Alaskan power plant

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Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that its LNG services group has won a contract to supply Alaska LNG from the Titan Pt. Mackenzie plant to Alaska Power & Telephone Co.’s (AP&T) Tok power plant.

The contract was signed through the company’s subsidiary, Crowley LNG Alaska, and includes both the product supply and technical services required to successfully leverage the benefits of LNG at the power plant. With support from Crowley, AP&T will boost its efforts towards environmental sustainability by developing the capability to use LNG to supplement diesel-based power generation.

Crowley will facilitate the transportation of LNG from Alaskan liquefaction facilities in tank trailers. Once the LNG arrives at the plant, it will be regasified and piped into a dual-fuel kit supplied by ECO/AFS for power consumption.

Matthew Sievert, Director, Crowley LNG business development, said: “Crowley is extremely pleased to be a vital fuel supplier to Alaska Power & Telephone.

“We have been working side by side with Alaska Power & Telephone for over a year now, assisting with the engineering and design to utilise natural gas and to carry out the logistics necessary to accommodate LNG delivery to the Tok plant. We want to thank Bob Grimm, president of Alaska Power & Telephone, and his staff for having confidence in our services as they develop an innovative fuels portfolio that includes LNG, a cost-effective, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly fuel.”

Grimm added: “AP&T is proud to be able to offer our customers in the Tok region access to LNG as a new, cleaner option to diesel-based generation.

“Long-term, LNG will combine with new wind, hydropower and transmission resources planned for the Tok region, and will provide a more affordable utility environment for families and businesses. Crowley’s partnership has been instrumental in making this concept a reality. We look forward to our companies’ continued partnership as we seek to expand the opportunities for customers to use LNG in rural Alaska, both inside and outside AP&T’s existing service areas.”

ECO/AFS will install its bi-fuel technology at the Tok facility in order support the usage of LNG in rural Alaska.

Jeff Anderson, Regional Manager, ECO Alternative Fuel Systems, said: “ECO/AFS is extremely excited about the rural community opportunities of bi-fuel technology happening in Alaska.

“We believe this project will help create a lot of interest in Alaska for this type of application as an option to reduce emissions using LNG supplied by Crowley. ECO/AFS has already received several other quote requests from rural communities as well.”

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