Liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure solutions company Liqvis – subsidiary of Uniper SE – has signed a contract with Netherlands-based cryogenic systems designer Cryonorm Systems BV (Cryonorm) to establish 16 skid-mounted public LNG fuelling stations in Germany and France.

The so-called MERCURY II contract carries on from the first iteration, MERCURY I, originally negotiated between the partners in 2018. 

This scaling-up of LNG refuelling stations reflects the increased demand of low-carbon fuels in long-haul transportation. 

Commenting on the deal, Piet Tel, Owner, CEO, Cryonorm Group, said, “We highly appreciate the good collaboration with LIQVIS and proud to be awarded with the MERCURY II contract.” 

“These stations will further contribute to achieving the climate targets for heavy goods vehicles.” 

This expansion of the LNG refuelling network could also benefit sustainable transportation as adoption of Bio-LNG widens. 

Lowering carbon emissions across a hard-to-abate sector has been the aim for both companies, with Sebastian Gröblinghoff, Managing Director, LIQVIS, adding, “We are happy that with Cryonorm we have found such a partner that also shares our vision of driving the promotion of alternative fuels as well as the decarbonisation of heavy-duty transport.”