Building takes shape as steel rises for Longmont’s RNG project
Longmont City Council members Polly Christensen and Joan Peck and City of Longmont staff were joined by Longmont Times-Call reporter John Fryar for an up-close look at the project’s progress on Aug. 7. A trash truck on display eventually will be housed at the completed facility and fueled by compressed RNG created by equipment on the site. Some took the opportunity to sit in the truck. They also toured the RNG Fueling Project site and heard more about how the RNG project will benefit the City and its residents.
Before steel erection began, CGRS built 10 fueling islands, poured concrete for the building’s floor and completed the underground plumbing. Next up is building framing and installation of the fire sprinkler system and other internal systems.
CGRS has also begun removing dirt, installing electrical components and pouring concrete slabs for the pad where the biogas treatment equipment will sit at the WWTP. That treatment equipment will convert biogas, a byproduct of the wastewater-treatment process, into compressed RNG for fueling. The biogas treatment equipment is anticipated to arrive on site in November.
Once complete, the RNG pipeline will run from the WWTP to the biogas treatment equipment, through the compressed natural gas equipment, and then into the fueling station.