American Power Group Corporation announced their subsidiary, American Power Group Inc., has received an order from Caribbean Power Group S.R.L, its authorized dealer and certified installer in the Dominican Republic, to convert 38 heavy-duty trucks to operate on APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas® dual fuel system. Deliveries are scheduled for the June/July 2014 timeframe. While the end customer and the exact value of the order was not disclosed for proprietary reasons, the end customer is a global leader in the building materials industry with a presence in more than fifty countries and a strong commitment to integrating sustainability initiatives into their global business strategy.Milton Zarzuela, President of Caribbean Power Group commented, “We have been working with this customer on the pilot order for over eighteen months to validate field performance, economic payback, and the emission reduction benefits of APG’s dual fuel solution. I, along with my project manager Giovanni Caballero congratulate our technical team on their effort and persistence in obtaining this order. Based on data obtained during this initial field evaluation phase, our customer estimates a potential aggregate annual net fuel savings of over U.S. S1.0 million per year from the conversion of these 38 units.” Zarzuela added, “Our customer has verbally indicated they will look to converting more of their local 200 truck fleet to APG’s dual fuel system over the coming year. We are also considering entering natural gas fuel supply agreements with our client’s suppliers, who operate more than 700 trucks as an incentive to begin adoption of APG’s dual fuel solution. We estimate that there are over 20,000 heavy duty trucks currently operating in the Dominican Republic and believe we now have a blueprint on how to expand natural gas into our domestic heavy-duty truck market.” The Dominican Republic’s biggest power company, AES Dominicana, reached a milestone in April with the docking of the 100th LNG tanker. The LNG delivery from Trinidad & Tobago brings the total LNG received since 1997 to 12 million cubic meters. In the keynote speech, the President of AES Dominicana reported the country has saved around U.S. $1.8 billion with the use of natural gas since 2004 with natural gas positioning itself as a viable alternative fuel to diversify the national energy matrix due to its efficiency, environmental advantage and competitive price. As an environmental benefit, the executive noted that the use of natural gas had helped the country reduce C02 by more than 300,000 tons per year.The LNG terminal, located in the AES Andres energy park in Boca Chica is the exclusive point of entry for natural gas into the country and can store up to 175,000 cubic meters of LNG. At the terminal, LNG can also be converted to CNG and transported by truck throughout the country. The current CPG order is for CNG conversions.Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “It is very encouraging to see government and industry come together in a country of 10 million people to promote the use of natural gas and become the 57th largest importer of LNG in the world according to the CIA World Factbook. APG is proud to have our dual fuel technology become another piece of the puzzle in the quest to maximize the use of natural gas to further reduce harmful emissions.”Jensen added, “We applaud the tenacity and leadership of Caribbean Power Group for managing through an effective and lengthy evaluation and approval process resulting in the largest single customer production order we’ve had to date. As a result of the positive results of our dual fuel solution and the groundwork laid by the Caribbean Power Group team locally, we are in pilot order discussions with several other locations of this global leader in both Central and South America.”[mappress]Press Release, June 13, 2014
AFL BY SIMON KESLEP Bismark Maritime West Eagles and Lamana Dockers two of the undefeated senior mens division teams will match up on Sunday (3pm) as Esiloan Port Moresby AFL enters round six of competition at the Bisini Colts oval. It is a top of the ladder clash for the two teams given their outstanding undefeated game performances since the start of the season. In the senior men’s points ladder, Eagles 20, Dockers 20, Sun City Cats 12, Gordons Kokofas 12, Concept Koboni 8, Gereka Bombers 8, Gerehu Magpies 0 and North Waigani Royals Tigers 0. For Eagles coming off from a forfeit against Tigers last weekend, they will be expected to dig deep at training to match up fellow brothers, the Dockers. Dockers on the other end, are also expected to step up and bring out their never say die efforts throughout each 17 minutes quarter play. Both teams comprise PNG Mosquito representative players, majority are West New Britain AFL talents. The team with a good coordinated support plays and consistent goal kicking accuracy is likely to survive the contest with a win. Eagles will be banking on the likes of Jeffery ‘Hardy’ Vogae, former Dockers Clyde Pulah, John James Lavai and also their back line. Dockers have the reliable workaholic ruck rover Archie Mae, Wesley Yuwi, Chris Mong, Luke Savere Jnr, Hosea Wartovo, Emmanuel Tupia, Brendon Bola, Max Lavai and Desmond Kaumu to take lead. “The first quarter was a bit scrappy but as we played on in the third and final quarter the boys gain momentum. That is why we won the game because we play as a team,” said Dockers coach Alphonse Gale after last win over Cats. This performance is likely to improve for Dockers as Coach Gale said the match against Eagles will get a bit aggressive and physical. “This match will test which team will remain at the top of the ladder and who will be second.” Saturday senior division match will see Tigers taking on Magpies, Kokofas facing of with Cats while Koboni searching for their third win as they meet Bombers. The A reserve ladder meanwhile, Eagles 20, Kokofas 16, Cats 16, Dockers 16, Bombers 4, Magpies 4, Koboni 4 and Tigers 0. Womens division is led by Kokofas 20, Dockers 16, Magpies 8, Koboni 8 and Tigers 4.