FASTECH Builds a Fourth Hydrogen Refueling Station for ICA

Corona, CA
The fourth of six projects in ICA’s first hydrogen refueling station program in North America.
Provides Hydrogen Fuel Source
The station will expand Iwatani’s hydrogen refueling network into Riverside County for Inland Empire commuters.
Encountered Subsurface Items
Unmarked subsurface items were encountered during construction. FASTECH safely resolved these issues without delaying the project.
Met Completion Target
The project finished on time and within the budget of the original scope items.

Why FASTECH

FASTECH has worked with Fiedler Group for many years. Fiedler Group handled the design and permitting on this project, engaging FASTECH to construct the station.

Iwatani’s development team had previously worked with Fiedler Group and FASTECH on other hydrogen projects and recognized the team as key players in rolling out their first retail hydrogen refueling station program. Fiedler Group and FASTECH successfully completed the first three projects of this program in Hawaiian Gardens, Seal Beach and Anaheim.

The Project

The project’s scope entailed building retail hydrogen refueling station infrastructure at an active petroleum gas station using NEL-supplied equipment.

This station will be the first retail hydrogen station in Corona and is the fourth of six projects in ICA’s first hydrogen refueling station program in North America. It adds a critical refueling point for fuel cell vehicle drivers who reside in the surrounding area or travel on the adjacent 91 freeway.

The Process

While constructing the new hydrogen infrastructure at the existing petroleum gas station, an abundance of abandoned underground conduit and unmarked subsurface items were encountered. FASTECH was able to safely resolve these issues without delaying the project.

Equipment Used

FASTECH used a proven NEL proprietary system comprised of:

  • Two station modules
  • Two dispensers under a new canopy
  • An offload cabinet and HMI for deliveries
  • An assembly of Tenaris high-storage vessels
  • All ancillary equipment to support the new station, including a site emergency shutdown system and security cameras

How Long Did the Project Take?

  • Construction Start: January 2022
  • Construction substantial completion date: June 2022
  • Commissioning date range: Ongoing as of November 2022
  • Anticipated open to the public date TBD

The Results

This project is one of several planned hydrogen refueling stations for ICA, and will demonstrate the demand for additional hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California. The project finished on time and within the budget of the original scope items.

FASTECH: Your Alternative Energy Solutions Partner

Whether you’re already committed to selling alternative fuel or planning to transition in the future, choosing the right EPC partner for your hydrogen, CNG, or LNG fueling station is a significant business decision.

At FASTECH, we have over two decades of experience in the energy industry. We specialize in end-to-end solutions, from engineering and construction to ongoing maintenance and testing for many types of alternative fuel, including hydrogen, CNG, LNG, and propane. To date, we’ve built more hydrogen stations in California than anyone else.

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