Gaz Métro Transport Solutions has undertaken to develop a network of natural gas fuelling stations for heavy transport vehicles
in Québec as well as in Eastern Canada. A leader in this field, it is working on developing a cleaner fuel for the different modes of commercial transportation: road, rail and water.
Gaz Métro Transport Solutions is currently engaged in the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling project in Canada: the "Blue Road."
This important commercial fuelling project will include three LNG fuelling stations.
They will be strung along the heavily travelled corridor linking Highway 20 in Québec
to Highway 401 in Ontario.
Presently in the implementation stage with Transport Robert, a key partner, the project will see heavy transport vehicles running on liquefied natural gas, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 25%. The first fuelling station in Boucherville
is now in operation; it will be followed soon by the one in Mississauga and by a third station in the Québec City area.
At the same time, Gaz Métro Transport Solutions is also in the process of implementing CNG fuelling stations on Gaz Métro's distribution network to provide service to companies handling regional transportation, i.e., over shorter distances.
In another Canadian first, Gaz Métro Transport Solutions will be supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to three new ferries ordered by the Société des traversiers du Québec. The ferry operator is abandoning fuel oil for two of its crossings in favour
of liquefied natural gas, a cleaner and more economical fuel. By the end of 2013,
the crossings between Tadoussac / Baie-Sainte-Catherine and Matane / Baie-Comeau
will be served by the new LNG ships. Gaz Métro Transport Solutions will use its tankers to supply the ferries.
Gaz Métro Transport Solutions is also involved in developing the natural gas market for rail transportation and is currently participating with two innovative partners – Westport Innovations and Canadian National (CN) – in a project to develop new LNG engine technology to power locomotives – another first in Canada.