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Hexagon Composites subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has won an order for the new TITAN 53 transport modules from Xpress Natural Gas (XNG), a full-service provider of CNG Mobile Pipeline, with a total value of US$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 is building momentum for a cleaner energy future with the unveiling of the new TITAN 53 gas transport module, which employs the largest composite cylinder tanks in the world,” states Miguel Raimao, Vice President Mobile Pipeline at Hexagon Lincoln. “After nearly a decade of success with TITAN products, customers are requiring the ability to move greater volumes of compressed gases.”
The 53 ft long TITAN 53 was launched at the World Gas Conference in Washington D.C. in June 2018 and is the most recent example of how Hexagon is adapting its composite pressure vessel technology for a range of applications for compressed natural gas, hydrogen and industrial gases. TITAN 53 delivers almost 40% greater payload than the first TITAN modules while retaining the advantages of Hexagon’s Mobile Pipeline platform to deliver a lower cost of ownership. TITAN 53 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 refuelling and transport of industrial gases.
“XNG was a pioneer of CNG Mobile Pipeline,” says John Nahill, President and Co-Founder of Xpress Natural Gas. “Our first transport modules were the TITAN 4 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 TITAN 53; the higher capacity and weight efficiency in a product that we are intimately familiar with is exactly what we were looking for.”
“We also appreciate Hexagon’s service team,” he adds. “Their support has allowed us to maximise our dispatch reliability. It was a key factor in our decision to lead with TITAN 53.”
Deliveries of the TITAN 53 modules are scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2018 and continue through first quarter of 2019.
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