Hexagon gets order for TITAN53 transport modules
Hexagon Lincoln has got a substantial order for the new TITAN53 transport modules from Xpress Natural Gas (XNG) a leading full-service provider of CNG Mobile Pipeline, with a total value of $10.6 million. The large-capacity Mobile Pipeline modules will serve virtual interconnect projects in the US, connecting communities and facilities to the gas grid.
Hexagon Lincoln is Hexagon Composites' subsidiary.
The 53-foot-long TITAN 53 was launched at the World Gas Conference in Washington DC. in late June 2018 and is the most recent example of how Hexagon is adapting its leading composite pressure vessel technology for a wide range of applications for compressed natural gas, hydrogen and industrial gases. TITAN53 delivers almost 40 per cent greater payload than the first TITAN modules while retaining all the advantages of Hexagon's Mobile Pipeline platform to deliver a lower cost of ownership. TITAN53 is ideally suited to the US market, able to meet GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) requirements in all 50 states. It targets energy intensive industries wishing to convert to clean and cost-effective natural gas, virtual interconnects, gas islands, vehicle refueling and transport of industrial gases.
"XNG was a pioneer of CNG Mobile Pipeline. Our first transport modules were the TITAN4 from Hexagon and they've been the work horses of our fleet. As the industry has grown, we've needed to become more competitive and that means investing in the state of the art. We're excited to be the first to market with TITAN53; the higher capacity and weight efficiency in a product that we are intimately familiar with is exactly what we were looking for," said John Nahill, president and co-founder of Xpress Natural Gas. "We also appreciate Hexagon's service team. Their support has allowed us to maximise our dispatch reliability. It was a key factor in our decision to lead with TITAN53."
"Hexagon is building momentum for a cleaner energy future with the unveiling of the new TITAN53 gas transport module, which employs the largest composite cylinder tanks in the world. After nearly a decade of success with TITAN products, customers are requiring the ability to move greater volumes of compressed gases," said Miguel Raimao, vice president Mobile Pipeline at Hexagon Lincoln.
The United States Department of Transportation recently granted Hexagon Lincoln special permit for TITAN53.
Deliveries of the TITAN53 modules are scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2018 and continue through first quarter of 2019. (SV)
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