Providing Access to New LNG Distribution in British Columbia
COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), a global performance improvement solutions provider, recently completed the fabrication and construction of a new multimillion-dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) trailer loading facility at the Mt. Hayes plant owned by FortisBC in Ladysmith, British Columbia. The Mt. Hayes LNG plant is designed to load LNG trailers at 1,100 to 1,500 liters [approximately 264 to 396 gallons] per minute and increases LNG distribution to the province of British Columbia.
"By adding trailer loading capacity to our Mt. Hayes LNG plant, FortisBC is responding to increased market demand for clean-burning LNG," said Doug Stout, Vice President, Market Development & External Relations at FortisBC. "This enhanced capacity provides our customers with greater certainty that LNG will be available to support their projects."
Mike Mackey, VP of GP Strategies' Alternative Fuels Division, stated, "We are pleased that FortisBC entrusted us to complete this work from design through commissioning. This project is in addition to the 100+ alternative fueling projects we have completed in 13 states and 4 provinces in North America and further demonstrates GP Strategies' capabilities to deliver world-class solutions to the LNG industry."
GP Strategies' Alternative Fuels Division is a leader in the design, fabrication, construction and maintenance of LNG, liquefied compressed natural gas (LCNG) and hydrogen fueling stations. To learn more, visit http://altfuels.gpstrategies.com/.
FortisBC is a regulated utility focused on providing safe and reliable energy, including natural gas, electricity and propane. FortisBC employs more than 2,200 British Columbians and serves approximately 1.1 million customers in 135 B.C. communities. FortisBC owns and operates two liquefied natural gas storage facilities and four regulated hydroelectric generating plants, approximately 7,150 kilometres of transmission and distribution power lines, and approximately 46,000 kilometres of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines. FortisBC Inc. and FortisBC Energy Inc. do business as FortisBC. FortisBC is indirectly, wholly owned by Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business. Fortis Inc. shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol FTS. Additional information can be accessed at www.fortisinc.com or www.sedar.com.
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