Announcements made at NGV2012 Bologna
HAM and Vanzetti enhance LNG refueling network across European markets
As part of the Workshop “LNG, dual fuel and dedicated technologies for heavy vehicles”, leading NGV-related companies revealed today new plans to develop filling infrastructure in countries including Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Russia. Nicholas Sonntag, who is Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and President of Westport Europe and Westport Asia, was the session facilitator.
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Growing fleet and expanding distribution
The HAM vehicles fleet for the transport of liquefied natural gas is growing. “This week we are purchasing five new Renault Magnum trucks”, Jaume Suriol Català, Project Manager of Spain-based HAM, announced during the second day of NGV2012 Bologna, The 3rd NGVA Europe International Show & Workshops on the natural gas vehicles industry held in this Italian city until tomorrow June 21.
In addition to the fleet of two Mercedes trucks purchased in 2008 and the 10 Volvo arrived in 2010, HAM intends to acquire also 10 Iveco Stralis and 60 Renault Magnum during 2012. Moreover, within the end of this year, 12 new LNG refuelling stations will be opened in Spain, while the first two LNG stations in North Italy are now operating.
Together with its paper on sustainable refuelling, HAM exhibits also two new mobile refueling stations at the NGV2012 Bologna Show: one for L-CNG with a capacity of 4 tons and one for LNG with a capacity of 10 tons.New markets for LNG fueling
New activities in Europe and in the Russian Federation for Vanzetti Engineering have been announced. Within the next weeks, the company will open a new CNG/LNG refueling station in Portugal. Additionally, by the end of the year, another liquefied natural gas filling stop will be inaugurated in Germany, while the construction of a LNG station in Russia is about to start.
The news were announced by Diego Pegorari, Sales Engineer of Italy-based Vanzetti Engineering, during the presentation of his paper "A comprehensive solution including LNG delivery and cryogenic fueling equipment for Italian public and private LNG stations refueling trucks, fleets and transit buses". The executive delivered another piece of news regarding the Italian market: “We are building five new refueling stations, in addition to the other four that our firm has installed since 2010 in the country.”
Globally, Vanzetti opened 40 stations in different countries, such as Spain, Great Britain, Sweden, Poland and China. The Group also owns Polargas, the first Italian company established to supply LNG delivered by road trailers: tankers with a 52,000-liter capacity are provided with liquefied natural gas in Barcelona and then they transport the fuel to the Italian refueling stations.For further information on this workshop program and the complete list of speakers and their respective presentations, visit the NGV2012 Bologna official website