American Power Group Corp.’s subsidiary, American Power Group Inc. (APG), has received an order from Caribbean Power Group S.R.L to convert 38 heavy-duty trucks to operate on APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas® dual fuel system.
Deliveries are scheduled for approximately June/July 2014.
The end customer and the exact value of the order has not been disclosed for proprietary reasons. However, APG confirmed that the end customer is a global leader in the building materials industry with a presence in more than 50 countries and a strong commitment to integrating sustainability initiatives into their global business strategy.
The Dominican Today reported in April 2014 that Dominican Republic’s biggest power company, AES Dominicana, reached a milestone with the docking of the 100th LNG tanker. The LNG delivery from Trinidad and Tobago brings the total LNG received since 1997 to 12 million m3. In the keynote speech, the President of AES Dominicana reported the country has saved around US$ 1.8 billion with the use of natural gas since 2004, with natural gas positioning itself as a viable alternative fuel to diversify the national energy matrix due to its efficiency, environmental advantage and competitive price.
The LNG terminal, located in the AES Andres energy park in Boca Chica is the exclusive point of entry for natural gas into the country and can store up to 175 000 m3 of LNG. At the terminal, LNG can also be converted to CNG and transported by truck throughout the country. The current CPG order is for CNG conversions.
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation's Chief Executive Officer, said: “It is very encouraging to see government and industry come together in a country of 10 million people to promote the use of natural gas and become the 57th largest importer of LNG in the world according to the CIA World Factbook. APG is proud to have our dual fuel technology become another piece of the puzzle in the quest to maximise the use of natural gas to further reduce harmful emissions.”
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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