Releases Earnings Results & Outlines Recent New Business, Too
Clean Energy Fuels has been picked as a preferred vendor to provide natural gas upgrades for facilities in Cummins’s distribution business unit. Clean Energy FMS/Facility Modification Services will thus “assist Cummins with their continued support for natural gas vehicle implementations.”
Clean also said that its portable, scalable, flexible FMS offering, NGV Easy Bay, will be installed at a Ryder System facility in Jeffersonville, Ind. The code-compliant product “can accommodate a single bay isolation project, or be used to divide a large building into multiple bays. It is retractable for easy storage and can even be relocated to another facility,” Clean Energy says.
The FMS team is also providing design and build services for three McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing facilities, and anticipates beginning construction in early 2017, the company added.
Clean Energy meanwhile reported second quarter 2016 revenue of $108.0 million, a 24% increase from $86.9 million for the second quarter of 2015, said that it delivered 82.9 million equivalent gallons of natural gas transportation fuel in the second quarter, an 11% increase from 74.4 million gallons in the second quarter of 2015.
Clean Energy said that in the trucking sector,
- Midway Ford Truck Center celebrated the grand opening of a compressed natural gas fueling station in Kansas City. The station is adjacent to vehicle upfitters that will provide CNG conversions and vehicle equipment for Ford Commercial Trucks with CNG-ready gasoline engines, including Transit vans and F-150 pickup trucks manufactured at the nearby Ford assembly plant.
- Baldor Specialty Foods, “one of the largest distributors of fresh produce and specialty foods in the Northeast,” has begun making the transition to natural gas for its fleet after testing a Class 8 CNG truck provided by Clean Energy. Bronx-headquartered Baldor fuel at Clean Energy’s National Grid station in Everett, Mass.
- Clean Energy expanded its America’s Natural Gas Highway with a ribbon-cutting at a new fueling outlet in Conley, Ga. G&P Trucking is the anchor tenant. The public-access liquefied natural gas station is expected to dispense approximately 270,000 GGE/gasoline gallon equivalents per year.
- Clean Energy added Davenport Transport, a U.S. Postal Service carrier based in Blairsville, Ga. to its list of trucking customers.
- Bimbo Bakeries USA has added additional natural gas vehicles to its alternative-fuel fleet.
Clean Energy said that in the transit sector,
- The City of Santa Clarita, Calif. has extended a four-year agreement with Clean Energy for the operation and maintenance of the city’s CNG fueling stations, which represents approximately 1.3 million GGEs per year. The city has continued to expand its CNG fleet of more than 70 vehicles within the Transit Department, and has also expanded its CNG fleet in the pool and Public Works departments.
- Clean Energy has been awarded a construction agreement with the City of Culver City, Calif. to replace and install new CNG equipment for the city’s Transportation Department. “This project will enhance Culver City’s existing fueling facilities, and will support the continued success of their expanding CNG program of more than 100 CNG vehicles,” Clean Energy says.
- Atlas Refuel has contracted with Clean Energy to build, own and operate a natural gas fueling station at the San Jose International Airport. The public station will support airport and other fleets and is anticipated to dispense approximately 300,000 GGEs per year.
- The Sacramento County Airport System has contracted for a multi-year repair and maintenance agreement for its Sacramento International Airport station. Clean Energy will perform repairs and take over maintenance at the station which will fuel an anticipated 500,000 GGEs per year to airport and municipal vehicles.
- The Port of Oakland has extended Clean Energy’s ten-year operation and maintenance agreement for five years – with an additional five–year option – for the Oakland International Airport. The station provides fueling services to the port authority’s natural gas fleet, and to vehicles serving the airport.
- Clean Energy has been commissioned to construct a CNG station for the Kent School District in Kent, Wash. The station, which will also be maintained by Clean Energy, is expected to fuel 20 buses and distribute approximately 40,000 GGEs per year for the fourth largest school district in the state.
- Valley Metro, the regional public transportation agency for greater Phoenix, has extended a CNG station operations and maintenance agreement with Clean Energy for five years. Such agreement covers Valley Metro’s Mesa facility and represents approximately 1.4 million GGEs per year. Clean Energy also operates and maintains Valley Metro’s Tempe natural gas fueling facility.
- The Desert Sands Unified School District awarded Clean Energy a three-year maintenance contract for its station in La Quinta, Calif. The station will support the district’s 40 CNG buses, which represents as much as 90,000 GGEs per year.
Clean Energy said that in the refuse sector,
- Homewood Disposal, a refuse company servicing more than 12,500 commercial customers throughout Indiana and Illinois, held a ribbon cutting ceremony this month to unveil its new CNG fueling station in Homewood, Ill. Clean Energy built, and will provide operations and maintenance services for the station, which includes 40 time-fill posts and will begin offering fueling to the general public next month.
- The City of Scottsdale, Ariz. has renewed its operations and maintenance contract with Clean Energy for an additional year. The station, which supports the city’s natural gas refuse fleet, dispenses over 300,000 GGEs per year.
- Republic Services, one of the nation’s largest refuse companies, opened a new CNG station in Wilsonville, Oregon in June. The station, was built and will be operated and maintained by Clean Energy. (A new Clean Energy station for Republic was opened this past Friday as well; F&F, August 9).
In addition to these projects, Clean Energy Fuels said that it obtained $19.5 million in grant funding during the second quarter of 2016. The grants, awarded by multiple states, provide funding to Clean Energy and its customers for 369 natural gas vehicles and a station construction project. The awards include a $1.4 million grant by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for Ruan Transportation Management Systems to purchase 27 CNG Class 8 trucks.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up