Cryonorm Systems, a Dutch company specialising in the development, design and manufacture of cryogenic vaporizers, small scale systems and plants for LNG, has completed the building of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) filling station that will be used for the LNG fueling of inland waterway barges and trucks.
The LNG filling station has been built for logistics provider Royal Rotra and is located near the new Rotra container terminal in Doesburg in the eastern Netherlands. Rotra is currently using 9 trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas and they are all fueled at the LNG station.
By opening the station Rotra is stimulating sustainable mobilization of the multimodal transport chain with the use of LNG as an alternative and clean fuel. This innovation is supported by the European Union with funding from the TEN-T Program, the company said in a press release.
This year Rotra expects to drive more than 1.000.000 kilometers on LNG. The company recently took delivery of four new trucks equipped with Euro 6 engines. They have two stainless steel fuel tanks with a total storage of 350 liters, which are mounted on the Scania P340 tractor chassis, and their reduced noise allows for quieter urban operations.
The construction of the terminal is in its last phase and will be officially opened in April 2016. During that ceremony also the LNG filling station will be officially opened. The station is fitted with two dispensers, one for trucks and one for inland water way vessels. LNG bunkering point for these vessels is installed on the quay connected with vacuum insulated piping.
(Source: Cryonorm BV)