The Puente Hills Landfill, operated by the Los Angeles Sanitation District, is one of several sites that uses natural gas for fueling its fleet of maintenance vehicles. The station is also open to the public and other CNG-powered fleets.
Clean Energy needed to build a CNG fueling station to replace the landfill’s existing LNG station, which no longer supported LNG trucks’ fleets. The site had already been modified to provide CNG fueling capacity to the private fleet and public customers.
The LNG station had to remain operational during the construction of the new CNG station, as it supported limited CNG fueling capacity that the private fleet and public customers relied on. This required FASTECH to use a two-phase approach: the construction phase for the new CNG station and the demolition phase for the existing LNG station.
- The two GE “CNG in a Box” compressor skids that FASTECH used required precise installation of underground mechanical and electrical stub-ups in conjunction with a challenging anchoring sequence.
- FASTECH perfected the layout and installation of these skids over several projects with Clean Energy, which saved time and resulted in a
cleaner finished product for the customer.
- Once the new CNG station was operational, FASTECH demolished the adjacent LNG station. FASTECH had to perform the demolition carefully to avoid damaging the newly constructed fast-fill CNG dispensers and canopy.