Italy’s natural gas refuelling network continues to expand with the opening last week of Italy’s fourth public Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuelling station. The station has been designed to upgrade to LNG refuelling. Constructed by Vanzetti Engineering S.r.l., the station is located in Tortona (AL) in the Piedmont region, very close to the A21 motorway. It is 70 km south of Milan.
Using Vanzetti cryogenic technology and components, the station has tank storage capacity of 35,000 litres and flow rate of 700 Nm3/h, suitable for a very quick refueling. Flow rate can be extended up to 1400 Nm3/h. Current equipment includes one dispenser with two hoses.
Last month, a new LCNG refueling station was opened to the public in Varna, in Northern Italian province of Bolzano, closed to Austria border. It follows Villafalletto and Poirino plants, all built by Vanzetti. Operating independently of pipeline supply, the Varna station is located in a mountainous area where there are very few CNG refuelling facilities.
(This article compiled using information supplied by Vanzetti Engineering S.r.l.)