Press Release

Wayne to supply CNG Site with Fusion™ Automation Server and Automatic Vehicle Identification to SOCAR


• Wayne selected to supply SOCAR Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) with equipment for the first fully automated CNG station serving public transports in Baku, Azerbaijan.

• New Wayne Fusion™ site automation server provides fuel station operators with better visibility and control over many forecourt devices in a single, streamlined solution.

• Implementation of Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) facilitates completely automated authorization and payment of fueling transactions.

Malmö, Sweden - 2014-11-28

Wayne Fueling Systems, a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations, today announces that they were selected as the single supplier by SOCAR CNG (CNG subsidiary of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic) for their CNG dispensers, Wayne Fusion site automation server, and AVI solution for the first public transport CNG fueling station in Baku.

In preparation for the Baku 2015 European Games, the Azerbaijan government authorities have invested in significant infrastructure improvements throughout the country. Public transportation is updating a substantial amount of their transportation to be environmentally friendly, and will be moving more of their fleet to CNG vehicles. SOCAR will be leading the way with a first fully-automated CNG station for public transports in the city. The site will supply the public bus fleet of Baku city and is scheduled for installations in early 2015 intending to serve 300 public transports.

“Wayne was selected for having the unique combination of our well-known CNG dispensing solution combined with the Fusion site automation server. The AVI solution brought in as a complete solution to satisfy the customers’ requirements”, says Damian Tracey, President Wayne Europe. “This builds on a strong relationship with SOCAR in Switzerland where Wayne has supplied customized, outdoor-payment solutions.”

It seems to be a trend that whenever a major sporting event takes place, that Wayne’s products and services will be there. Two years ago, the Wayne Helix™ fuel dispenser was the official fuel dispenser of BP's “Fuelling the Future” Showcase in London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Earlier this year, Wayne announced it had been selected to supply CNG fuel dispensers for the first fuel retail site at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

The Fusion site automation server provides fuel station operators with increased visibility and control over many forecourt devices in a single, streamlined solution. The product is manufactured specifically for the rugged demands of a petroleum-retail environment – such as extreme temperatures and dust – and also built to handle the needs of forecourt operators with its advanced technology.

With the addition of Wayne’s AVI functionality, the Fusion site automation server facilitates completely automated authorization and payment of fueling transactions for the Baku public transport fleet, 24 hours a day. The AVI solution utilizes pump-mounted readers to wirelessly access information stored on special tags mounted on the buses. The data captured is relayed to the AVI controller module on the Fusion site automation server, validates the information prior to fueling, and denies fueling to unauthorized vehicles. Wayne AVI tags have full read/write capability which allows vehicle-specific parameters and business rules to be written to the tag from a remote location, meaning the system can operate offline without the unnecessary cost and inconvenience of updating tag information back at the bus depot. Moreover, tags can be dynamically suspended or deactivated in the field.

“We are proud to be selected by SOCAR as a CNG dispenser, site automation, and AVI solution provider. Wayne is continuously developing alternative fueling solutions and is pleased to support SOCAR CNG in their environmental efforts,” says Andrei Belomestnykh, General Manager, Wayne Fueling Systems, Russia and CIS.