Snam, Scania and DN Logistica have unveiled a sustainable mobility plan that involves converting to LNG DN Logistica’s vehicles, which are supplied to Snam for the specialized transportation of steel pipes throughout Italy. DN Logistica’s fleet will be made up of 100 LNG trucks over the next five years. The first units were already delivered by Scania: they are equipped with a 13-liter natural gas engine with a torque of 2,000 Nm and 410 HP, and have a range of up to 1,100 km, and a similar performance to diesel engines of equal power.
“Our partnership with Scania and DN Logistica is one of many initiatives that Snam has undertaken to promote sustainable mobility through natural gas and biomethane, which are environmentally friendly, cost-effective and high-performing, and in which Italy plays a leading role in Europe. Our commitment to sustainable mobility begins with our own company. For this reason, after beginning to convert our fleet to natural gas, we are now working along our supply chain with business partners such as DN Logistica,” explained Federico Ermoli, Snam’s Chief Energy Transition Officer.
“Continuous developments across Italy’s station network alongside reduced environmental impact has made LNG a particularly interesting solution for medium and long-haul transportation. An increasing number of transport and logistics companies have purchased LNG vehicles due to their environmental and economic advantages. These advantages are heightened further through the use of biomethane. Tests carried out on more demanding routes with full loads have produced extremely positive results, both in terms of consumption and noise. We are delighted to present this new fleet of DN Logistica LNG vehicles to Snam,” said Franco Fenoglio, Italscania’s Chairman and CEO.
“DN Logistica is aware of the increasing importance of logistics companies’ environmental impact. As such, we are renewing our fleet in order to reduce our environmental footprint. In the future, we aim to continue on this sustainable path through a project that will undertake several initiatives, including the introduction of new LNG vehicles, which will create more efficient and integrated transport systems,” added Luigi Nicosia, the owner of DN Logistica.
“Today, choosing LNG as a fuel means choosing the most sustainable transport solution”, said Licia Balboni, Federmetano’s President. “A growing awareness of this is reflected in the increasing popularity of the LNG sector. At present, there are 63 outlets in Italy (making up 1/4 of the EU network), which supply around 2,250 industrial vehicles, of which 1,041 were registered in 2019 alone (+50% compared to 2018). The next step will be to transform the LNG from fossil fuels into bio-LNG as well as reducing emissions of PM10 and NOx.”
Mariarosa Baroni, NGV Italia’s President, commented: “This is another step towards the development of natural gas transportation, and it is in line with efforts promoted by the NGV to change mobility and transport in Italy.”