Chart Industries has announced that its sister company in the Czech Republic, Chart Ferox, has secured a deal to construct three LNG fuelling stations for Shell in the Netherlands.

This contract represents a significant step toward achieving carbon and air quality benefits, as LNG can be a cost competitive option to diesel, reducing fuel costs and also offer compelling environmental benefits – such as reducing GHG emissions by up to 20% , while reducing local emissions such as NOX, SOX and particulate matter emissions.

Shell tendered these stations in 2012 and selected Chart Ferox to design, supply, install and commission the equipment for the stations. Chart Ferox exclusively contracts the installation works with local company Hamer. The fuel stations will be open to the public, first site in Rotterdam during late summer 2014. They will be fully automatic, low working pressure and sized to fill 100 to 150 trucks per day having two LNG dispensers.

“This investment is in line with the growth we see across the globe in LNG end user equipment and will really boost the use of LNG as truck fuel,” said Hans Lonsain, Chairman and Managing Director of Chart Ferox. “This is another positive development for Chart that highlights our LNG growth opportunities, and we are happy to be working with Shell.”

“Shell is investing in the infrastructure that will bring this innovative, cost-competitive and environmentally beneficial fuel to our customers,” said Elen Phillips, Vice President, Shell Fuels Sales & Marketing Americas.