The opening ceremony was attended by general manager of Grifos Espinoza Francisco Ponte; Fornovo Gas manager Ferdinando Bauzon; Aprogas general manager Ticiano Muñoz; the Mayor of the City of Ica, Mariano Nacimiento Quispe; and the president of the Region of Ica, Alonso Navarro Cabanillas.
To promote the change in the energy grid, Grifos Espinoza announced that the first 300 customers that convert their vehicles to natural gas will get a special voucher of USD 300 in recognition of its decision to opt for CNG system. Muñoz told NGVJournal.com that before the station was set up, there had been 50 NGVs operating in Ica, whereas by now there are 300 around the area.
The station, whose both construction and business starting was performed within only three months, has two Fornovo Gas compressors, working to 60kW, with a capacity to serve four doubled-hosepipe pumps and a high-flow pump for public transport vehicles.
“Fornovo compressors are designed to receive a pressure from 250 bar to 10 bar from CNG tankers. It is noteworthy that the Gasvector modules, inside which compressors has been installed, have leak detection system, firefighting equipment and hinged hatches. All its electrical systems and engines are explosion proof,” explained Muñoz.
Equipped with cutting-edge technology, the new station will be monitored by Grifos Espinoza, right from Lima, through an Ethernet connection that is located in the PLC on the control panel. This will ensure the right functioning and operation of both compressors and tankers.