Quaker Compressed Natural Gas Terminal

A natural gas client had developed a unique solution to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) to commercial/industrial facilities that do not have access to natural gas pipelines: offering CNG at a competitive price by trucking the CNG in specially designed tractor trailers. The trailers would then be parked at the customer’s site and the CNG accessed directly from the trailers. In order to capitalize on this innovative solution and capture initial market share, they needed to construct a new truck terminal as a design-build project on an accelerated schedule and navigate a number of regulatory and land development challenges.

RETTEW is providing a comprehensive turnkey approach, including a diverse range of design, permitting, and construction specialty services for this natural gas compression and fueling station. We designed the system around natural gas-driven compressor skids fully integrated with the other process components and fill stands. Construction will occur in two phases, allowing the client to provide gas to customers sooner and to offer flexibility with capital investment timing. Phase l provides a capacity of 10 MMscf/day with the ability to fill a 350,000-SCF trailer in one hour, and includes required infrastructure for Phase ll to allow seamless expansion and integration. Phase ll will increase the capacity to 22 MMscf/day. Solely responsible for all design and construction work, we will also standardize maintenance, parts, training, and compression capacity redundancy. This efficient program management allows for increased efficiencies on the project and focuses on meeting the client’s overall goals for schedule and construction cost.

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