Black-Diamond Award Recognizes Five Leading LNG-Fuel Projects at World LNG
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 12/11/13 -- The five Black Diamond
Award Finalists to be recognized at the World LNG Fuels conference
Jan. 23 are: 1) UPS's LNG-fueled U.S. highway truck fleet rollout, 2)
Canadian National Railway's LNG-fueled locomotive demonstrations, 3)
Omya's Vermont LNG-fueled quarry and calcium-carbonate operations, 4)
Buquebus' LNG-fueled fast ferry Francisco, and 5) Noble Energy's DJ
Basin, Colo. LNG fuel network. Each of these projects is recognized
as having achieved the highest standards across four criteria: a)
technological innovation, b) project execution, c) market impact and
d) risk taken.
John Hatley VP, Waertsilae North America; Ray Latchem, CEO, Spectrum
LNG; Kevin Beaty, VP, CALSTART; Koby Knight, VP, Clean Energy Fuels;
and Miguel Raimao, principal, Resonance Mode comprise the panel of
judges. Each of the projects will be represented at the conference.
"We're especially pleased such representatives as Juan Carlos Lopez
Mena, owner of Buquebus, one of South America's leading
transportation companies, will attend the conference," said Bob
Nimocks, chairman of the World LNG Fuels program committee. "These
projects are viewed as game changers for their sponsors. In many
instances, the highest levels of management are involved in the
Buquebus, for example, set a world speed record for a commercial ship
with its LNG-fueled Francisco, a high-speed catamaran. With the water
ballast removed and both port and starboard turbines operating on
LNG, the 324-foot (99-meter) vessel achieved 58.1 knots (67
miles/hour or 108 km/hour) at 100% maximum continuous rating.
Currently, the ship transports up to 1,000 passengers and 150 cars
between Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, at cruising
speeds around 50 knots. Buquebus is building state-of-the-art
liquefiers to supply LNG throughout South America.
The World LNG Fuels conference is the largest and oldest conference
to focus on advancing markets for LNG as transportation fuel. This
January's event, which will be held at the Houston George R Brown
Convention Center, will feature approximately 70 exhibitions of new
technologies, products and services and more than 60 presentations
from leading executives in the LNG field. The full conference program
can now be viewed at http://www.worldlngfuels.com/program/ or by
contacting FehYee Siow at 713-952-9500.
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