Clean Energy Fueling Facility at SFO

Location: San Francisco, CA

Owner: Clean Energy

Contract: $2 Million

Role: General Contractor

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

Result and Benefit to Client

A quality project was delivered safely, on time, and within budget. The facility constructed by Monterey Mechanical was instrumental in enabling SFO to meet their 100% clean air vehicle goal by providing a state-of-the-art fueling equipment technology.

Project Description

The Clean Energy Fueling Facility is part of SFO’s Green Vehicle Policy established in 2000 with a goal to achieve 100% clean air vehicles in Airport and Airport-permitted fleets. By 2012, BART, AirTran, and on-airport shuttle buses met the 100% goal, along with hotel courtesy shuttles, off-Airport parking shuttles, and San Francisco city taxis.

The original facility constructed by Monterey Mechanical in 2004 included site development, site utilities, large vehicle site ingress/egress, gas compressor equipment and dispenser stations. Subsequent upgrades to the facility included the installation of a canopy over the fueling stations, stand-by power upgrades, and new compressor and dispenser equipment.

Challenges | Solutions

There was substantial risk that sediment from the construction site would reach the San Francisco Bay. Monterey Mechanical prevented this by developing and strictly enforcing a detailed Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

It was important to keep the existing fueling facility at SFO in operation during construction of the new canopy and pump upgrades. Monterey Mechanical developed a schedule so work requiring a partial closure of the fueling facility would be performed during low-volume times. Work that had no impact on fueling was conducted during normal work hours.

To assure that critical that traffic patterns at SFO were not interrupted, Monterey Mechanical developed a traffic control plan to assure smooth traffic flow.