American Power Group Inc. (APG) has received an order from Caribbean Power Group S.R.L, its authorized dealer and certified installer in the Dominican Republic, to convert 38 heavy-duty trucks to operate on APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas® dual fuel system. Deliveries are scheduled for the June/July 2014 timeframe. The end customer works for building materials industry and has presence in more than 50 countries with strong commitment to integrating sustainability initiatives into their global business strategy.
“We have been working with this customer on the pilot order for over 18 months to validate field performance, economic payback, and the emission reduction benefits of APG’s dual fuel solution. Based on data obtained during this initial field evaluation phase, our customer estimates a potential aggregate annual net fuel savings of over US$1.0 million per year from the conversion of these 38 units,” said Milton Zarzuela, President of Caribbean Power Group.
He added: “Our customer has indicated they will look to converting more of their local 200 truck fleet to APG’s dual fuel system over the coming year. We are also considering entering natural gas fuel supply agreements with our client’s suppliers, who operate more than 700 trucks as an incentive to begin adoption of APG’s solution. We estimate that there are over 20,000 heavy duty trucks currently operating in the Dominican Republic and we now have a blueprint on how to expand natural gas into our domestic heavy-duty market.”
“We applaud the leadership of Caribbean Power Group for managing through an effective and lengthy evaluation and approval process resulting in the largest single customer production order we’ve had to date. As a result of the positive results of our dual fuel solution and the groundwork laid by the Caribbean Power Group team locally, we are in pilot order discussions with several other locations of this global leader in both Central and South America,” said Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s CEO.
Source: American Power Group