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Hexagon Composites Receives Large Order for U.K. Mobile Pipeline


Hexagon Lincoln has received an order for its SMARTSTORE modules for the distribution of biomethane in the United Kingdom. The order is from a new customer and totals $3.8 million. The gas will be produced from residual waste in the food industry and distributed to fuel multiple manufacturing plants of a high-tech industry cluster.

“As the world increases its focus on reducing greenhouse gases, we expect the market for transportation of biomethane to grow substantially,” said Frank Haeberli, Vice President Mobile Pipeline.

Use of biomethane in the UK is growing, especially with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which provides financial rewards for buildings that generate heat with renewable sources. Since biomethane production isn’t generally located on the pipeline grid, Hexagon Composites’ Mobile Pipeline products help transport the fuel to customers.

While biomethane transport in the UK is a new market for the Mobile Pipeline division, SMARTSTORE has been used for this application in Scandinavia for many years, and in Southeast Asia since last year. The UK order will be delivered in the second half of 2016.