This is the first public LNG refueling station that Axègaz Solutions Transport has developed on Lille-Lesquin CRT and it became operational on May 30. It is also the first facility in the European LNG Motion project, which will contribute to a flexible and competitive LNG distribution to road haulers.
By the end of 2016, new public refueling stations will open in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Dijon, Corbas and Orange. The Development Manager at Axègaz Solutions Transport, Edouard de Montmarin, said: “Eventually, the network will have 42 refueling stations in nine European countries, for sustainable road transport.”
Located on a 2,500 m² land plot, the facility is based on a mobile and compact service station of 20 m3 capacity, and has won the Best Innovation in Transport Systems award at the SITL Europe Transport Next Generation 2016 show. It is compliant with French regulations on safety at ICPE sites, is MID-approved, and addresses the needs of regional and international transit traffic at the heart of a motorway node point (A1, A22 and A23).
Right from its opening, through certificates of guaranteed origin, the self-service station is offering access to biomethane or Bio-LNG, and is intended to draw the attention of French and European carriers with LNG-powered trucks, helping them start a progressive conversion of their fleet to LNG.
Equipped with a remote surveillance system, the site can refuel up to 20 vehicles, with fuel deliveries being fed back to the transportation client. Wearing Individual Protection Equipment (IPE), the time required by a driver to refill with LNG is the same as with diesel. During 2017, the station will accommodate an addition 60 m3 storage capacity. Its LNG distribution will be tripled, with the addition of a pump offering CNG.
Source: Axègaz Transport Solutions