Presque Isle hospital first in state to convert to compressed natural gas

TAMC ground breaking for its innovative compressed natural gas heating conversion project.
TAMC held a ground breaking for its innovative compressed natural gas heating conversion project on October 25, 2012.

Bangor Daily News, October 27, 2012

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Aroostook Medical Center became the first health care organization in the state and possibly the nation to break ground on a project that will result in a hospital being heated with compressed natural gas.

The hospital has been working for several months with partners Mechanical Services, Inc., which has four locations in Maine, including Presque Isle, and New England-based Xpress Natural Gas, or XNG, to develop specific details for the conversion. Mechanical Services introduced the concept of CNG to TAMC, and will provide the expertise for the boiler house piping and burner conversion.

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