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English Español Puerto Rico: Total to invest $30mn in remodelling of sites

With a new construction technique Total will build new canopies that support solar panels and reduce construction time.

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Total will invest $30 million in the rebranding and refurbishing of its Puerto Rico network of 200 gas stations.

The general manager of Total Petroleum Puerto Rico, Juan José Raga, explained the investment will upgrade the network of sites with an innovative technique to build canopies, according to EFE. The new “Fast & Safe” system was first used in a Total station in Caguas.

This is the first roof built under the “Fast & Safe” technique at a Total station in all of Latin America. The roof weighs 15 tons and is covered by 70 solar panels.

The international retailer wants to have between 8 and 10 stations with solar panel canopies over the next 12 months.

Under the new “Fast & Safe” system, the canopy is built on the floor base of the site and then lifted by wires, ensuring worker safety. According to Total the system also reduces time by 20%.

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