2014 High Horsepower Summit Kicks Off in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2014 High Horsepower (HHP) Summit officially opens today at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, gathering industry leaders from around the globe for an in-depth discussion on the economic and environmental benefits of using natural gas to displace diesel fuel in high horsepower applications—including marine, rail, mining, drilling, pressure pumping, and stationary power generation. Over the course of HHP Summit, taking place October 6-9, several leading companies are slated to make major industry announcements during conference sessions and debut new products in the expo hall.

"From new LNG production plants to off-road transportation deployment projects, hundreds of millions of dollars are being invested in natural gas HHP projects throughout North America," said GNA CEO Erik Neandross of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, the clean transportation and energy consulting firm that produces the conference. "Since its inception, and especially now given the incredible advancement in the industry, the HHP Summit has served as the official meeting place for high horsepower industry stakeholders to share insights from early adopter projects, discuss opportunities to collaborate on infrastructure and technology advancements, and to drive real, tangible progress in the natural gas market."

HHP Summit 2014 program highlights include:

  • Keynote addresses: HHP Summit 2014 will commence on October 7 with keynote addresses from Tana Utley, vice president of large power systems with Caterpillar on Tuesday, October 7 followed by a keynote address from Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE's Distributed Power on Wednesday, October 8.
  • Expo Hall: A sold-out expo hall offers access to the industry's largest exhibition of natural gas-powered engines, equipment, technology, and fueling solutions from nearly 100 exhibitors. Several heavy-duty equipment displays—from mobile regasification units to ISO containers and gas engines—will be onsite, providing attendees with a rare opportunity to get hands-on access to technology before making an investment.
  • Conference sessions: Early adopters will share insights into the conversion process, technology and fueling solutions, regulatory compliance process, net cost savings, and more. Case studies will be presented by executives at Crowley Maritime, Genalta Power, Apache, Antero Resources, Southwestern Energy, Becker Marine Systems, CSX, Hawai'i Gas, Harvey Gulf, Norfolk Southern, TOTE, Van Enkevort Tug & Barge, and Weatherford, among many others.

HHP Summit 2014 will host more than 125 sponsors and exhibitors, including presenting sponsors Caterpillar, Chart Industries, Pivotal LNG.

The next HHP Summit will take place October 26 – 29, 2015 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

A detailed list of 2014 sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, equipment, and more is available at www.hhpsummit.com.

About Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

GNA is the leading North American consulting firm specializing in market development for low-emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure and fuels for both on and off-road applications. GNA provides strategic market analysis and planning, technical assistance, and public affairs and policy support to clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors. For 20 years, GNA has pioneered the nation's largest and most innovative alternative fuel vehicle projects, including the development of several successful clean fuel corridor projects. In addition to its technical consulting practice, GNA hosts two of North America's leading alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technology conferences—the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit. www.gladstein.org

CONTACT: Charlotte Medlock Gladstein, Neandross & Associates charlotte.medlock@gladstein.org 424-744-4482Source:Gladstein Neandross & Associates