Six specially motorised Scania G340 trucks have been successfully fuelled with liquid natural gas (LNG).
Owned by the Andreu carrier company from Mendoza, the new fleet will carry the Virtual Gas Pipeline, the system used by Galileo Technologies to distribute gas as liquid fuel.
“When this truck fleet working for Galileo starts riding the Argentine roads, we will show that LNG is the most adequate fuel for cargo transportation because it is national, clean and inexpensive,” said Osvaldo del Campo, President and CEO of Galileo Technologies.
Fitted with two cryogenic fuel tanks that can load up to 265kg of LNG, the trucks boast a 1100km fuel range. During trips, the new trucks will tow the trailers that Galileo uses to carry LNG from wells scattered around Mendoza and Neuquén to the recently opened Anchoris Thermoelectric Power Station, which runs on LNG.
The new LNG trucks allow Galileo Technologies to reach higher levels of environmental and economic efficiency with each freight.
“It is the first time that the country brings heavy-duty vehicles running completely on gas, and more specifically, on LNG. We are proud not only for pioneering the incorporation of new technology into the country, but also because such technology contributes directly to reducing the environmental impact,” said Andrés Leonard, Scania Argentina, General Director.
“Because we are obsessed by innovation and we want to be more efficient and sustainable, we decided to accompany Galileo in this challenge by investing in the acquisition of these trucks,” said Eduardo Andreu, Director of Transportes Andreu.