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XNG for CNG in Washington State

August 25, 2016 in CNG, industrial, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Port Townsend Paper Is the Anchor Customer,
XNG Says It Can Support Off-Pipeline Fleets Too;
Meanwhile Orders Ten New CNG Tractors for East

Xpress Natural Gas has opened a new facility to produce compressed natural gas for industrial customers in Washington State. Port Townsend Paper is the anchor customer for XNG’s CNG facility at the Satsop Business Park in Elma, southwest of Seattle, approximately 30 minutes from Olympia and Interstate-5, in Grays Harbor County.

Broadwind Promotes Plug-and-Play CNG

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Distributes Safe North America Compressors

Broadway Energy showed a plug-and-play CNG skid powered by a Safe North America compressor at ACT Expo last week.

Broadwind Safe Refuse CNG Webinar

February 26, 2016 in CNG, NGVs, refuse, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Tackling the Challenges of CNG Adoption for the Waste Industry’
With Presenters from Hexagon Composites & Agility Fuel Systems

Broadwind Energy and its partner Safe North America, which offers compressed natural gas compressions systems, are staging a free webinar on CNG for the waste industry.

Broadwind-Safe’s CNG Mobile Fueler

July 14, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Self-Powered Unit Can Pump Up to 300 GGEs per Hour

Illinois-based Broadwind Energy is promoting a mobile fueling unit for compressed natural gas using a compressor from Safe North America. The portable fueler is designed to support natural gas vehicles in areas lacking a pipeline infrastructure.

Safe and Broadwind Launch ‘CNG Boost’

April 21, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hydraulic Compressor for ‘Instant’ Capacity Enhancement

Safe North America and distribution partner Broadwind Energy are promoting “CNG Boost” hydraulic compression technology as an easy way to effectively add capacity at compressed natural gas fueling installations.

Broadwind to Pack Safe Compressors

February 13, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

250-Horsepower SW Series Units to Be Assembled in Texas

Safe North America will see two of its 250-horsepower SW Series units packaged in league with Broadwind Energy in Texas this spring. The two units will be completed in June, and available for demonstration purposes or for sale, says Broadwind VP Joe Reisinger.

Broadwind Energy for Safe Compressors

October 28, 2014 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wind Energy Specialist Branches into Natural Gas Vehicle Sector

Safe North America has named Cicero, Ill.-based Broadwind Energy to package and distribute its Italy-manufactured natural gas natural gas compressors.

Italy’s Safe Comes to North America

April 22, 2014 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Is Bringing Compressors, Has Fill Line of Equipment for Fueling NGVs

Italy’s Safe SpA, a compressed natural gas fueling systems supplier, has named Mario Pirraglia as president of its new Safe North America business unit, effective yesterday, April 21.

NGV industry veteran Mario Pirragia took over as president of the new Safe North America on April 21.

NGV industry veteran Mario Pirragia took over as president of the new Safe North America on April 21.

Safe SpA is a unit of Landi Renzo. The establishment of Safe North America is analogous to Italian Landi’s forming Landi Renzo USA in Torrance, Calif. in 2010.

Landi Renzo USA subsequently acquired Baytech and with it a line of certified natural gas vehicle conversion offerings.

Compressors First

Pirraglia has more than 20 years’ experience in the CNG industry, working for FuelMaker, BRC and for BRC distributor Gas Equipment Systems, Inc. He was with  Mansfield Gas Equipment after Mansfield acquired GESI. He has most recently served as senior VP at Mansfield Energy.

Pirraglia has also served as serving as chairman of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, has chaired of NGVAmerica’s marketing committee, and has been VP with the International Association of Natural Gas Vehicles/NGV Global.

‘Higher Levels’

Pirraglia told F&F that Safe North America will start with compressors in the U.S. and Canada as it determines the best strategy for selling integrated packages. In addition to heavy duty SW Series and other compressors for CNG, the Safe product line include dryers, dispensers, onsite CNG storage vessels, and metering gear.

SW Series CNG compressor by Italy's Safe Gas Technology

SW Series CNG compressor by Italy’s Safe Gas Technology

“I am happy to welcome Mr. Pirraglia as the new President of our North American business unit,” Safe SpA CEO Carlo Pedroni said in a release. “His background in the CNG industry is strong, and he brings to Safe a great deal of experience growing business through sales/marketing and effective channel development.”

3,000 Delivered

“Over the past few years we have achieved consistent progress towards our ambition to build the North America business for the Landi/Safe brands,” Pedroni said. “I look forward to the business reaching higher levels under Mario’s leadership.”

Since its founding in 1975, Safe has delivered more than  3,000 compressor systems worldwide.

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Source: Safe SpA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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