Endesa, an energy provider for Spain and Portugal, has inaugurated its first public filling station in Madrid, for the supply of Compressed (CNG) and Liquefied (LNG) natural gas. The minister for transport, housing and infrastructure in the Community of Madrid, Pedro Rollán Ojeda and Javier Uriarte, Endesa’s general director of marketing, were in attendance for the event located in Valdemoroa municipal district, located in the Southern zone of the community.
With this station, Endesa has three of five planned stations as part of the company’s natural gas vehicle development plan implemented in Spain and France. Endesa opened its first natural gas fuelling station for vehicles in the Balearic Islands, in Palma de Mallorca. Then, in 2015, Endesa inaugurated its first natural gas station in Lyon, France.
The company’s deployment plan includes the inauguration, during the first six months of 2016, of a new gas station in Zaragoza and another in Cadiz.
Endesa’s commitment to natural gas for fuelling vehicles is based on the significant economic and environmental benefits of this fuel compared with traditional fuels. The use of natural gas in vehicles reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 70% and sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions by practically 100%. Furthermore, it reduces 95% of particle emissions and the engines, which produce half the noise and vibrations, emit 20% less CO2 into the atmosphere.
The new supply point in Valdemoro will initially supply fuel to a fleet of buses belonging to AISA in the towns of Pinto, Valdemoro and Ciempozuelos. AISA currently has 200 vehicles, 10% of which will be natural gas vehicles before the end of the year, which will not only improve service competitiveness and comfort for passengers, but also prevent the emission of over 40 tonnes of NOx and 32 tonnes of SO2.
The station is equipped with:
- 1 x 60 m3 LNG tank,
- 2 x LCNG piston pumps
- 2 x CNG evaporators
- 2 x CNG storage arrays
- 2 double CNG dispensers
- 1 x centrifugal LNG pump
- 1 x LNG dispenser