MTDB-SANDAG / San Diego Transit

Design and Manage Development of Two CNG-Transit Fueling Facilities

San Diego and Chula Vista, CA
July 2001 to June 2003

Design expansion of existing facilities at Imperial Avenue Division and South Bay Maintenance Facility, including adding 1500 SCFM compressor systems at each location, as well as integration of emergency-shutdown systems and new dispensers with new and existing compressor systems. Includes preparation of '60% design-build' construction drawings and performance-based specifications, review and approve contractor's drawings and submittals for materials and methods, as well as oversee construction and startup of fueling facility for conformance to bid specifications. Also facilitate facility-use training, vehicle-fueling training and specifications for a facility preventative-maintenance contract.

Fuel Solutions worked as a subconsultant to a general engineering-design firm for this project. Budgetary estimate for construction and equipment installation for both facilities: $1,453,110 (equipment was procured separately and previously); award amount for construction and equipment installation: $1,448,240. City of Burbank Design and Manage Development of a CNG Fueling Facility Burbank, CA, January 2001 to September 2002 Develop the design of a two-lane fast-fill and public-access CNG fueling facility for fueling City refuse trucks and other fleet vehicles, as well as taxis and ride-share vans. Work included development of sizing and capacity requirements (fueling demand vs. facility capacity) for a turnkey fueling facility, develop comprehensive performance-based narrative specifications for CNG system including conceptual plot plan, oversee construction and startup to verify compliance with bid specifications. Also included developing custom Excel-based proposal form for comparing aggregated life-cycle costs for capital, maintenance per unit of fuel, and operating energy. Budgetary estimate for construction with equipment: $906,565; award amount for construction with equipment: $815,000; estimated value of 10-year CNG fueling services: $3,067,016.