With help from Gaz Métro and its subsidiary Gaz Métro Transport Solutions (GMTS), the waste collector has become the first company to choose natural gas as a fuel on a permanent basis within Québec City. The two new CNG trucks successfully passed the test drive, allowing the company to confirm its commitment today to going forward with its new natural gas fueling strategy. Gaudreau Environnement now joins the ranks of a growing number of Québec carriers making natural gas their fuel of choice.
The vehicles are Freightliner trucks with Cummins Westport ISX12G engines, provided by Drummondville-based Freightliner. For its part, Labrie Enviroquip Group customized the vehicles by equipping them with a side loader. To make refueling its vehicles easier, Gaudreau opted for the installation and rental of a private compression station on its Québec City property. This project was entrusted to the GMTS team.
“Our road tests with CNG were very conclusive, both environmentally and economically,” said Johnny Izzi, Gaudreau Environnement General Manager. “Natural gas generated substantial savings on fuel cost, and the quieter engines make our service even more respectful of the community we serve. It is also very important for us to do our share in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For us, these two trucks are only the beginning, and confirm our intention to gradually convert our entire fleet of vehicles.”
Moreover, Éric Desmarais, Director, Fuel Market at Gaz Métro, commented: “We are proud of having Gaudreau Environnement as a client. We are especially happy to contribute, through this project, to the implementation of natural gas as a fuel in Québec City. Today’s announcement confirms once more how much transport companies recognize the many advantages of natural gas, which is enjoying growing popularity in Québec and North America.”
Source: Gaz Métro