August 07, 2015 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Neptune Solutions Company, a water treatment technology company serving the oil and gas industries, will establish its new headquarters in Eighty Four, Washington County, resulting in the creation of 30 new, full-time jobs.“Natural gas production is growing faster in Pennsylvania than anywhere else in the country and Neptune’s recent decision to place their headquarters in Washington County proves that the industry is showing no signs of slowing down,” said Governor Wolf. “Neptune Solutions is providing the water treatment technology that will allow the commonwealth to continue to protect its communities.”Neptune has signed a five-year lease for a 13,500-square-foot site to serve as its new headquarters. The company plans to invest $335,000 and has committed to the creation of 30 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.Neptune received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development, including $60,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits.“It is a great honor for Neptune to work with the governor’s team in helping find a green solution to recycling fracking-impaired water,” said Alex Gonzalez, president, Neptune Solutions. “With the increase in truck traffic and the growing safety concerns, our hope is that the oil and gas operators in the Marcellus will join the governor in his efforts.”The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.“We are very proud that Neptune has chosen to invest in Washington County. Its investment in both new jobs and capital continues to demonstrate energy’s strong economic influence on our region and Washington County’s position as an Energy Capital of the East,” said Jeff Kotula, president, Washington County Chamber of Commerce.Founded in 2014, Neptune Solutions Company services oil and gas business with a primary focus on biocide water treatment required at fracking sites for drilling companies. Neptune’s technology is installed into integrated mobile water treatment units that are driven to sites. The water is then treated on-site.For further information on Neptune Solutions Company, visit www.neptunesc.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit www.newpa.com.# # # SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Announces Creation of 30 New Jobs at Neptune Solutions Company in Washington County
Sweden’s largest hybrid-electric car ferry, Tellus, will soon begin passenger operations, technology firm Danfoss Editron said. Built and delivered by Baltic Workboats shipyard, the 100-meter-long ferry will be capable of transporting up to 297 passengers and 80 cars per journey on the 1.8km Gullmarsleden route linking Uddevalla to Lysekil.Commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration, the Tellus ferry will mainly operate on fully-electric mode, bringing the government agency closer to achieving its target of becoming fossil-free by 2045.Tellus will operate on one of Sweden’s busiest maritime routes, with over 100,000 vehicles transported per month, the majority being heavy trucks.As part of the collaboration with Baltic Workboats, Danfoss Editron delivered the electric powerplant and propulsion system for the newbuild.The lightweight electric powerplant is connected to the 12 battery-racks provided by Corvus batteries, which have a total capacity of 949 kWh. The batteries are currently charged at night via an on-shore charging station and can also be charged by diesel engines while the ferry is in operation.As explained, this temporary solution will be replaced by automatic charging stations at the harbor once the infrastructure is ready.In addition to controlling the ferry’s propulsion, the Editron load control system automatically supervises the powerplant and ensures that fuel consumption is optimized at all times, even when the ferry is not operating on fully-electric mode only.When in hybrid-electric mode, the ferry will operate on a single genset, with the rest of the propulsion supported by battery power. The control system’s separation operation mode ensures that the ferry’s captain can easily choose the most appropriate operation mode and swiftly switch between them if necessary, Editron said.“Similar ferries are already in operation in Finland and Norway, so we are thrilled to see Sweden joining the movement. The electrification of the marine industry is a trend which will continue to grow as more countries introduce legislation related to reducing emissions in the sector,” Jani Hartikka, Project Manager at Danfoss Editron, commented.“The Tellus ferry is a technical feat and we are looking forward to seeing more of ferries of its kind enter operation on Swedish waters. We are aiming to scale-up electrification in the marine industry and we are glad to have found a reliable partner in Danfoss Editron that shares the same vision,” Marek Müürisepp, Electrical Engineer at Baltic Workboats, said.“We are delighted to add the Tellus ferry to our fleet, which demonstrates that emission-free solutions are as efficient as their diesel counterparts. Our plan is to continue to upgrade our vessels with hybrid-electric systems in order to operate the most sustainable fleet possible in a near future,” Peter Peterberg, Environmental Coordinator at the Swedish Transport Administration, added.