Clean Energy needed to upgrade its existing station near LAX by replacing an old CNG dryer and compressor. The project involved replacing five CNG dispensers and a general cosmetic upgrade of the site while maintaining station operations.
This station is one of Clean Energy’s most critical sites near the airport, serving public customers and fleets of buses, taxis, garbage trucks, and concrete trucks.
During trenching for new underground piping and excavation operations for the new compressor pad, FASTECH encountered and dealt with many unknown subsurface obstacles.
FASTECH proposed alternative methods of constructing the new concrete compressor pad and installing underground piping to avoid additional impacts to the operating station.
FASTECH used an oversized crane to reach into the existing equipment compound, remove the old CNG compressor and dryer, and install the new equipment. This required careful coordination with the FAA and air traffic control tower due to LAX’s main runway proximity.