Quantum Fuel Systems, a fully integrated alternative energy company, has been selected by Certarus Ltd. to deliver industry-leading virtual pipeline trailers for natural gas in 2021 with a total value of approximately $22 million.
Certarus will receive Quantum’s VPLite45/40′ trailers, which have a gaseous capacity of approximately 472,000 standard cubic feet and weigh less than 59,000 pounds fully loaded. The VPLite45/40′ is certified for use in the U.S. and Canada. It is optimal for those customers who need a smaller, lighter trailer that can be more easily maneuvered in tight areas while still hauling the most gas in the industry in a 40-foot container.
“Quantum has been supplying Certarus with Virtual Pipeline trailers since 2017, and we look forward to continuing our partnership and supporting Certarus’ growth,” said Mark Arold, President, Quantum Fuel Systems LLC. “Our VPLite45/40′ is a key enabling technology to meet Certarus’ requirements.”
Additionally, the contract includes a development agreement for hydrogen virtual pipeline trailers to be delivered by the end of 2021. Certarus is in active discussions over several potential hydrogen pilot projects in which Quantum will provide trailers to transport hydrogen.
“Quantum has a long history with hydrogen, starting in 1999 when we launched the world’s first 5,000 psi hydrogen system on a commercial vehicle, and then later were the first to certify a 10,000 psi hydrogen storage tank to international standards,” noted Arold. “We are very excited about our partnership with Certarus, which will leverage our decades of hydrogen expertise for new applications today, to provide critical infrastructure technologies to help enable the hydrogen economy.”