Dutch company LIQAL is building a new LNG refuelling station for the Belgian transport company Remitrans.
The total concept – from design, production and realisation onsite, up to the maintenance and 24/7 service – was the deciding factor in LIQAL being awarded the contract.
With the arrival of its own LNG refuelling station, Remitrans is continuing to build on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the transport sector.
Transport sector becomes greener
Remitrans said the transport chain is more aware of its own responsibility in terms of the environment. The Belgian haulier makes every effort to make its company greener, to keep its impact on the environment as low as possible and to contribute to the achievement of the Belgian climate targets. Earlier this year this was rewarded and Remitrans was crowned with the Green Truck Award.
“By switching the fleet from diesel to LNG fuel, step-by-step, Remitrans improves the local air quality and we reduce the CO2 emission per truck by at least 20%. With the purchase of nine ex-factory Euro-VI Volvo trucks, 15% of our trucks will run on LNG this year, next year this will be 30%, with as future target to change the entire fleet”, said Frank Coppens, Logistics Manager at Remitrans.
The new trucks will have the same performance, driving characteristics and fuel economy as the diesel variant.
Joost Jansen, Business Development Manager at LIQAL, added, “We are sure that LNG is the alternative for diesel in heavy duty and long haul transportation. Now that there are various truck brands available and more and more transport companies decide to switch to clean and affordable LNG, the demand for refuelling stations for this alternative fuel will also increase. Remitrans has selected our recently introduced prefab refuelling station, whereby the time to market can be reduced by a few months. Great for the turnaround time of the project and for the wallet of our customers, that is what we aim for.”
Pre-fabricated fuelling solution
The innovative refuelling concept is compact but matches performance and contains all the technical high-quality elements of a fully-fledged LNG refuelling station, explained LIQAL.
“For example, an advanced online monitoring- and trending system, MID-certified fuel dispenser and LIQAL’s patented micro liquefaction technology which ensures unlimited holding time of LNG in the 70,000 litres storage tank and also ensures that all trucks available on the marked can be supplied effectively at desired conditions without the use of liquid nitrogen. Civil works such as excavation work can be limited to a minimum and the system arrives assembled and tested onsite. This reduces the turnaround time.”
It is expected that the Remitrans LNG refuelling station near Ninove will be in use in the second half of this year both for its own fleet as for LNG trucks of third parties.
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