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Arch Coal orders LNG truck conversion systems

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World Coal,

As Arch Coal continues to access to potential benefits of utilising LNG in its mining operations, the company’s Black Thunder Mine (Wright, Wyoming, US) has made an order with GFS Corp. for 10 EVO-MT 9300 LNG conversion systems.

The EVO-MT® Systems, which will be installed on Komatsu 930E haul trucks, will be configured for use with either Cummins or MTU engines.

Arch's existing fleet of LNG-powered Komatsu 830E units have been in operation at the Black Thunder Mine since January 2014 and will be joined by the newly converted Komatsu 930E haul trucks.

Work on the project is expected to be fully completed by 2Q15. GFS Corp. is currently working with Arch Coal to develop NG+D® solutions for other applications including additional haul truck models as well as other diesel-powered surface mining equipment.

Jason Green, President, GFS Corp., said: "We are pleased to continue our relationship with Arch Coal and are excited that they have chosen GFS Corp as a technology and service partner in their ongoing effort to reduce operating costs and improve sustainability […] We look forward to working with Arch Coal and the outstanding team at Black Thunder Mine as they significantly expand their LNG conversion project."

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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