Heckmann switches fleet to natural gas

Company buys 200 LNG trucks from Westport

April 6, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

VANCOUVER: Water solutions company Heckmann Corporation is teaming with Encana Natural Gas Inc, Westport Innovations Inc and Peterbilt Motors Company to transition its truck fleet from diesel to natural gas (NGV) vehicles, Westport Innovations said.

Heckmann Water Resources has issued a purchase order for 200 Peterbilt 367 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks incorporating Westport Heavy Duty Systems (Westport HD), from Westport. As well, Encana will make fueling services available where Heckmann Water Resources (HWR) operates its fleet of water transportation vehicles. The company will use the trucks to service its customer’s natural gas wells and provide water handling services in conjunction with its system of pipelines and disposal wells.

“This is the first LNG truck order by a natural gas industry service provider,” said David Demers, CEO of Westport Innovations. “HWR and Encana are leading the way to leverage the clean, abundant, and domestically available natural gas. The fuel is inexpensive relative to diesel and its availability for this application makes an economic win-win for both HWR and Encana.”

Natural gas combustion produces up to 30 percent less greenhouse gases, resulting in a lower carbon footprint per vehicle, said Richard Heckman, Chairman and CEO of Heckmann Corporation. “We are proud to be the first oil and natural gas services provider to offer LNG trucks to our clients and to operate the largest fleet of LNG trucks in North America,” he said.