One of the largest challenges faced by a company interested in implementing the use of alternative fuels is often the lack of existing infrastructure to support the transition. For off-road fleets that don’t use traditional fueling equipment (e.g., marine, rail, mining, E&P operations), solutions are often custom-fit, creative and even mobile.

Extensive Experience: GNA is the nation’s leading consulting firm for the planning, development, and construction management of alternative fuel infrastructure designed to support commercial or private fleet and equipment operations. GNA offers detailed experience in the development of fueling stations of various types, capacities, fuels, and technologies including liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied to compressed natural gas (LCNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), and both compressed and cryogenic hydrogen.

For large projects where world-scale engineering expertise is required to develop a new LNG production plant, GNA has a strategic relationship with CDS Research Ltd. (Vancouver, CAN), a specialty engineering company with a focus on worldwide LNG projects. GNA and CDS have partnered on the development of many LNG production plant projects throughout the United States under the two company’s partnership formalized under the LNG Vehicle Fuel Consulting banner (www.lngvehiclefuel.com).

Custom Analysis: Our team provides a customized approach to each fuel station development project. Whether through existing commercial infrastructure, new on-site behind-the-fence fueling, a hybrid public/private access approach, mobile fueling, and/or via negotiated arrangements at other third-party sites, GNA will determine the most cost effective, convenient and operationally sound approach to meet your fueling needs. GNA understands the nuances of each approach and can help you to quickly make sense of all available options.

Procurement Expertise: GNA will translate your fueling needs into a fueling infrastructure and/or fuel supply specification and will assist in the design and implementation of a robust procurement exercise that will yield competitive, cost-effective, and responsive from reliable and experienced bidders. Having successfully overseen the development of some of the largest alternative fuel stations in the world and the largest alternative fuel procurements to date, GNA is exceptionally well qualified to lead you through the entire procurement process.

Complete Project Management: From the planning stage through deployment, our services include:

  • Infrastructure planning and development strategies
  • Sizing, design, and layout
  • Specifications and performance requirements
  • Equipment recommendations
  • Redundancy and growth requirements
  • Maintenance facility modification requirements
  • Project cost estimating
  • Complete bid packages
  • Management of the procurement process
  • Vendor selection and contract administration
  • Permitting and code compliance
  • Design and construction management support
  • Facility start-up, testing, and hand-off (commissioning)
  • Fuel procurement and contracting options and strategies
  • Personnel training and safety demonstrations
  • Fuel procurement and contracting options and strategies
  • Grant funding and incentive procurement
  • Public relations and marketing