FASTECH was selected to construct ICA’s first retail hydrogen refueling station in North America, the first of six sites to be completed in 2022.
A condition of construction was to keep the existing convenience store and gas station open during construction while the NEL station modules, storage vessels, dispensers, and ancillary equipment were installed.
Getting the new site energized by the electrical utility required coordination with the adjacent Hawaiian Gardens Casino. Careful scheduling and planning was key to making this happen.
Power for the site was brought in from the street, approximately 400 feet away, requiring overnight street work and close coordination with the City.
FASTECH utilized directional boring to install the incoming electrical utility conduits from the street to minimize street closures and reduce the cost of the utility installation work.
FASTECH installed equipment supplied by NEL:
- 2 station modules and dispensers
- A 48-vessel assembly of Tenaris high pressure storage vessels
- All ancillary equipment to support the new station, including a site emergency shutdown system and CC cameras