TruStar Energy to Build CNG Station in Arizona
TruStar Energy announced the award to refurbish the City of Tucson’s existing CNG fueling station. TruStar Energy, under contract from Arizona-based D.L. Withers Construction, will handle the construction of the station refurbishment, intended to give the existing 20-year-old station a complete facelift. This will modernize the current station’s 3,000 psi fueling system to the newer industry standard of 3,600 psi, as well as develop a 90-truck time-fill fueling area, allowing for more capacity and faster fueling.
“The existing plant is at the end of its useful life and city administrators felt it was time to upgrade, given our intention to continue our fleet migration to CNG,” said City of Tucson Senior Engineering Associate, Brian Conte. “We currently have 45 CNG transit buses fueling and have plans to expand our Refuse Collection fleet to 90 trucks—so the station upgrade is essential.”
The station’s existing fast-fueling dispensers, compressors and dryers will be replaced with new state-of-the art systems including Ariel compressors, ANGI-Gilbarco fast-fill dispensers and a PSB gas dryer. In addition, a time-fill parking area will be installed to allow for the fueling of the City’s expanding CNG-powered garbage trucks.
“We currently have automated side loaders that handle the residential routes, front loaders that cater to commercial customers, and rear loaders designed to pick up both commercial and residential trash,” said Conte, who added that CNG-powered trash trucks would replace older units when they retire from service.
The contract to refurbish Tucson’s station was awarded to D.L. Withers Construction, an Arizona-based General Contractor that builds commercial projects throughout Arizona. TruStar Energy was contracted through D.L. Withers to handle the CNG construction phase of the project.
The project is schedule to be completed the first quarter of 2016.