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HHP Summit 2017: Jax in November

March 22, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Energy E&P, event, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Natural Gas for High Horsepower in Early November
In Home of World’s First LNG-Fueled Container Ships
Organizers Will Host the SEA\LNG Annual Meeting Too

Organizers of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit have announced that the six edition of the annual gathering will take place November 6-9, 2017 at the Prime Osborne Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville is the base for the world’s first liquefied natural gas-fueled container ships, operated by Tote Maritime, and is a pioneering center for commercial LNG bunkering and LNG-fueled rail operations as well.

Star of the Show? Tote Maritime’s Isla Bella passes the Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Isla Bella is the world’s first LNG-fueled container ship (F&F, February 17).

The HHP Summit is “North America’s largest and most comprehensive event focused on the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas for high horsepower applications,” says organizer (and Fleets & Fuels publisher) Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

“Since its inception,” says GNA, “the HHP Summit has served as the official meeting place of high horsepower industry stakeholders – including marine, mining, rail, E&P, and stationary power generation sectors – to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by natural gas in high-fuel use operations.

‘What Was Once Theory Is Now Becoming Practice’

“The event showcases the innovative and growing use of natural gas – in both its liquefied (LNG) and compressed (CNG) form – across a wide variety of energy-intensive downstream applications,” GNA says.

Markets covered include marine, rail, mining, remote power generation, and E&P/energy exploration and production: drilling and fracking/pressure pumping.

“The past few years have shown us that adoption of natural gas fuel and technologies for high fuel use applications is no longer conceptual, and what was once theory is now becoming practice,” says GNA CEO Erik Neandross.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates CEO Erik Neandross


“Nowhere is this more evident than in Jacksonville,” Neandross said in the HHP Summit 2017 announcement. The city “has become North America’s epicenter of natural gas HHP activity.”

GNA notes that in the month leading up to November’s HHP Summit, Jacksonville “will be home to more LNG-fueled ocean going vessels, locomotives and over-the-road trucks than any place in the world, as well as the launching point for the export of natural gas to remote power generation and industrial markets in the Caribbean and beyond.”

Beyond the Summit

Three new LNG production plants are under construction there, with two to come on line this year.

The 2017 HHP Summit program will feature off-site tours to a range of LNG facilities, as well as in-depth educational sessions and workshops, and co-located industry events, including the SEA\LNG annual meeting – a multi-sector industry event created to accelerate the widespread adoption of natural gas as a marine fuel.

100-Plus Exhibitors

The show floor will offer access to the industry’s largest display of natural gas engines, equipment and technology from more than 100 exhibitors. Attendees will get hands-on access to the latest technology and have the opportunity to talk to representatives about engine and equipment specifications before making an investment.

A detailed HHP Summit 2017 agenda, conference speakers, tours and other co-located events will be announced over the next several weeks. Early bird registration will open in May.

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HHP Summit 2017 info, Alexis Wiley, 310-573-8552; [email protected];

HHP Summit 2017 sponsoring and exhibiting, Tony Quist, 310-573-8564; mobile 310-756-9173; [email protected]

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Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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