Earlier this month members of the Chart-Ferox team were invited to Rotterdam by Shell for the opening of its first European LNG fuelling station.

Located close to the A15, a major arterial route for trucks travelling into Belgium, France and Germany’s Ruhrgebiet, the station has the capacity to fuel 170 heavy-duty vehicles every day.

With Chart’s technology, the station also meets the industry’s highest technical and safety standards.

The Chart-Ferox scope of supply for the Rotterdam station included engineering, fabrication, installation and commissioning of the LNG storage tank, off-loading, pump skids, control and safety system, interconnecting pipe work and the LNG dispensers.

The company believes that with more stations under construction and additional sites in the pipeline, it’s clear that despite the recent fall in global oil prices, LNG continues to offer an attractive, cost competitive alternative to diesel – while proving to be a more environmentally-friendly option too.