That’s when Red Stripe went in search of a new wingman to deliver its power. Non-negotiable qualities in that new partner had to include a seamless transition with no power loss; ongoing 24/7 reliability; improved efficiency; safety in the highly trafficked, densely populated community; and a reduction in the plant’s environmental footprint including lower carbon emissions for a healthier workplace and surrounding environment. The manufacturer quickly passed on both LPG and HFO options in favor of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
New Fortress Energy (NFE) proposed converting Red Stripe’s onsite CHP plant to run on LNG, boosting capacity 50 percent from 2 megawatts to 3 megawatts.
NFE worked with Red Stripe’s senior staff to design a compact, fast-track, full-service solution. With only 1,500 square feet of land available, and strict safety codes to meet, NFE turned the project on its side by proposing a vertical tank storage solution.
For five months, NFE handled designs, permits, civil construction, equipment installation, and commissioning processes to convert the CHP plant, install storage tanks, and put in a vaporizer.2 The result, a co-partnership with Red Stripe operating the CHP plant and NFE running and maintaining the LNG facility.