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Quantum Fuel Systems Receives $8.4 Million Order for Virtual Pipeline Trailers


Quantum Fuel Systems has received a purchase order from Xpress Natural Gas for 15 Q-VP650 virtual pipeline trailers with delivery dates expected to start in the second half of 2016. The order includes a customer option for 20 additional trailers and system upgrades which, if exercised, would have delivery dates starting in 2017. The trailers will be used to supply natural gas to customers throughout North America that lack access to or capacity on existing pipelines.

Quantum’s Q-VP650 is mounted in a 45 ft. hi-cube shipping container and has been designed for use on over-the-road trailer and sea applications. The trailers have been integrated with high capacity Q-Lite storage containers, delivering approximately 650,000 standard cu. ft. of storage when used at 5,000 psi system levels.

“The engineering design and high capacity storage of Quantum’s new virtual pipeline trailer will allow us to substantially improve our transportation efficiencies in delivering CNG to our customers,” said John Nahill, CEO of XNG.