Calgary announces tender for Natural Gas Bus Storage and Transit Facility

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Calgary announces tender for Natural Gas Bus Storage and Transit Facility

The city of Calgary has announced the tender process for the Stoney CNG Transit Bus Garage PPP project in Alberta, Canada.

The tender process for the project is set to start with the request for qualification (RFQ), which is scheduled to be launched in mid December this year.

The Stoney CNG Transit Bus Garage PPP project involves the development of a indoor vehicle storage with capacity to accommodate of approximately 400 buses, 40 maintenance bays, two steam bays, on-site natural gas compression, and compressed natural gas storage distribution infrastructure, and administrative facilities.

The project will be developed on a design, build, finance and maintenance (DBFM) basis for a period of 30 years.

The total project investment is estimated at CAD$274 million. It is expected that the Government of Canada, through the P3 Canada Fund, will provide an investment of up to CAD$48.4 million toward the construction of the facility.

This CNG Transit Garage initiative responds to the following pressures on Calgary Transit's bus storage and maintenance capacity:

  • An existing shortfall of approximately 185 units of indoor transit bus storage capacity;
  • Growth in transit bus maintenance demands;
  • A projected 100% growth in the size of Calgary Transit's bus fleet in the next 30 years, from approximately 1,000 buses to 2,000+ buses; and
  • A critical requirement for CNG infrastructure required to store, fuel, and maintain CNG buses in larger numbers beyond the initial pilot fleet (CNG fuelled buses are not compatible with current facilities).

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