Endesa and SIGEIF (the inter-council association for managing gas and electricity in Île-de-France) signed in Paris the contract for the design, construction and operation of a new public natural gas station in Île-de-France, the metropolitan area of Paris. It will be located in the area of Wissous to the south of the French capital and will supply trucks passing through this major logistical hub.
Endesa’s facility is expected to open in June 2019 and is part of the company’s growth strategy in France and Europe through NGV, a fuel that reduces particle emissions by 95% and NOx emissions by between 40% and 65%. BioCNG, or methane from renewable sources, also lowers CO2 emissions by 90%. The contract was awarded as part of the plan to tackle pollution in the city of Paris and its metropolitan area.
The new station, which will cover more than 4,000 m2, will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and will have CNG for fast refueling. Two pumps will be available, with the option of increasing the number to four, to enable four trucks to refuel at a time. Prices are competitive compared to diesel and will vary depending on the type of use, i.e. one-time or fixed.
Endesa and SIGEIF, which includes 185 municipalities in the metropolitan area of Paris, have been working to provide concrete solutions to pollution since 2016, when the contract to build the first Endesa natural gas refuelling station in Île-de-France was signed.
The latest contract adds to the four existing natural gas stations put into service by Endesa in Vannes (2017), Saint-Etienne (2017), Paris (2016) and Lyon (2015), as well as the two currently under construction in Saint Vincent de Tyrosse and Sarregemines.