The City of El Paso, Texas, has selected Mansfield Energy Corp. to build and operate three compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling facilities that will accommodate the city's growing complement of natural gas vehicles.
The contact calls for Mansfield to construct stations at the El Paso International Airport; Sun Metro's LIFT site on Fred Wilson Ave; and the city Fleet Services Department's Municipal Service Center on Lafayette Dr. The initial contract term is for 10 years of facility operation and maintenance.
‘We are thrilled to begin working on this project with the City of El Paso,’ says J. Alexander, president of Mansfield Energy. ‘Our expertise and experience building and servicing CNG stations for many city and county governments allows us to promote environmentally-sound initiatives while lowering our customers' annual fuel costs.’
‘We hope this project opens the door to everyday use of natural gas as a transportation fuel in the El Paso region,’ adds Marty Howell, the city's director of economic development and sustainability. ‘Alternative fuels are a key element of the city's strategy to move towards sustainability.’
Company subsidiary Mansfield Gas Equipment Systems Corp. will work with Bath Engineering Corp. and The Garrick Group Inc. to handle the design, construction, installation and start-up of the stations.