IMW Industries (Clean Energy Compression Corp.) of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, a Clean Energy Company, is collaborating with Borkir International Co. Ltd., a member of the Dangote Group of Companies in Nigeria, for the nationwide development of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station infrastructure in Nigeria. The first CNG station supplied by IMW to Borkir will be delivered and installed in Q1, 2013 at Obajana with additional CNG station location roll-outs to follow.
The Dangote Group of Companies have approximately 5,000 delivery trucks in their own fleets to convert to CNG operation and will also be supporting CNG fueling and conversions for other companies and their fleets throughout Nigeria.
The collaboration was announced 29 January at the new Dangote CNG truck conversion facility in Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria in the presence of the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Mr. Sani Dangote, Chairman of Borkir International Co. Ltd., and Mr. David Gamble, Director, Sales and Marketing for Africa from IMW Industries.
“IMW Industries of Chilliwack, British Columbia is a good example of a world-class Canadian company with a proven global track record,” said Minister Fast. “It is great for Canadian companies like IMW to be active in growing markets like Nigeria, which holds tremendous potential for Canadian companies. By helping Canadian businesses expand and succeed abroad, we are also helping to create jobs, growth and prosperity at home.”
Mr. Sani Dangote, said “Borkir is pleased to implement the latest CNG technologies for vehicles and stations in Nigeria which can be used as a platform to reduce diesel fuel costs with domestic natural gas and reduce vehicle air emissions at the same time.”
In countries around the world, IMW products are used to fuel vehicles with clean-burning CNG, as well as to supply natural gas for industrial users not serviced by pipelines via bulk gas transportation systems.
The use of CNG in natural gas vehicles (NGVs) reduces greenhouse gases (GHG) from emissions by approximately 25% compared to gasoline or diesel. In addition to the environmental benefits, the cost of CNG is typically 40 to 50% less than gas or diesel, when compared by energy content. This makes fuelling more affordable, especially for high-mileage users.
(This article compiled using information from an IMW press release)