Clean Energy Partners with Construction Firm to Go After South Florida CNG Business

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Munilla Construction Management LLC (MCM) say they are forming a partnership in order to jointly respond to a solicitation calling for the build-out of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling infrastructure in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

MCM is a large general contractor that concentrates on heavy civil construction projects in South Florida. About 300 of its 800 employees work in and around Miami, according to the company. For its part, Clean Energy is the largest provider of natural gas as a transportation fuel in the U.S. The focus of the Clean Energy-MCM partnership will be bringing together MCM's construction expertise with Clean Energy's portfolio of CNG-station offerings to tackle an upcoming request for qualifications (RFQ) from the county.

In August 2013, Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) noted its intentions to potentially buy up to 300 CNG-powered buses and to build the requisite fueling infrastructure to accommodate that new fleet of natural gas vehicles. Other parts of the county fleet might also be converted to NGVs.

The county has not yet formally introduced the RFQ, but it outlined its intentions in a draft document last year.

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