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Wayne to supply CNG dispensers at Sochi Olympics

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

GE subsidiary, Wayne, has been selected to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel dispensers for the first fuel retail site at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Wayne was selected to provide CNG dispensers that will serve fleet and passenger vehicles, as well as buses transporting athletes and spectators. The Wayne Global Star™ CNG X11-11 fuel dispenser was displayed during a ceremony at the fuelling site for the Sochi Games.

Pioneer location

CNG represents a cleaner and cheaper alternative to traditional vehicle fuels, costing approximately half the price of gasoline and diesel. Russia holds the largest natural gas reserves in the world, and government officials have recommended a CNG fuelling option at all fuel retail sites in the country, with the Olympic site in Sochi as a pioneer location.

Wayne has previously offered fuelling technology and equipment for the Olympics. In 2012, the Wayne Helix™ fuel dispenser was the official fuel dispenser of BP's Fuelling the Future Showcase in London during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Environmentally friendly fuel

Wayne Global President, Neil Thomas, commented: “Wayne’s rich history of CNG expertise, along with our ability to provide leading technology in durable dispensers built for any climate, have uniquely positioned us to provide environmentally-friendly fuel initiatives for major events such as the Olympic Winter Games. We are very pleased to serve the world’s best athletes and fans in Sochi, as we did at the London Olympic Games in 2012.”

With over 400 available configurations, the Wayne Global Star™ V dispenser supports a wide range of forecourt needs. In addition to CNG, Global Star V dispenser supports alternative fuels including E85, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), AdBlue, and biodiesel. It is also available with a Vapour Recovery System compliant with Stage II environmental regulatory standards.

“We are proud to support the alternative fueling efforts at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the requisite infrastructure needed for Sochi to deliver cleaner, cost-effective, environmentally friendly fuel solutions,” added Andrei Belomestnykh, General Manager, Wayne, Russia and CIS.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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