Trane’s Fuel Transfer Pump is getting the go-ahead from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a $8 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to supply heat and power to the $15 billion fleet of military vehicles.
Trane said the project will bring more than 2,000 horsepower to the vehicles, including 1,400 gallons of fuel.
The pump is designed to carry heat from a heat pump unit to an engine, said Trane chief executive Scott Lively.
“It’s going to be a big part of the energy infrastructure of the Army,” Lively said.
The Army has about 1,600 military vehicles and about 7,000 crew members, Lively added.
Under the contract, the Army is getting $4.5 million from the Army Corps.
That money will be used to pay the contractor to design and build a fuel transfer pump and test equipment, Live said.
The Army expects to have the pumps up and running by the end of 2018.
In June, the U,S.
Navy awarded the Navy a $7.7 million contract to provide a fuel pump to the nuclear-powered USS John C. Stennis in the Persian Gulf, and the Army has been awarded a $3.9 million contract by the Army Transportation Command to test a heat exchanger for the Army’s M1 Abrams tank.