GDF Suez LNG Solutions, the Dutch subsidiary of GDF Suez, has unveiled at Leeuwarden the first liquefied natural gas filling station for Dutch commercial vehicles in the north of the Netherlands. According to GDF Suez, natural gas now offers a realistic alternative to diesel, so this new site is central to the Group’s commitment to develop clean sustainable mobility solutions.
The project is being run in partnership with the Salland Olie Firezone filling station in Leeuwarden and FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy products cooperative. The new facility will be the template for around fifteen other LNG stations to be developed by GDF Suez LNG Solutions throughout the country.
Dutch local and regional authorities are actively encouraging the use of LNG fuel as a route to improving air quality. The road transportation industry and the use of a clean vehicle fuel could make a major contribution to achieving that goal, because LNG fuel reduces CO2, fine particulate and nitrogen oxides (NOx). LNG-fueled engines also run quieter.
GDF Suez LNG Solutions was established in 2012 to introduce a total LNG solution in the Dutch transport market, helping shipping companies to make the switch from diesel to natural gas. It makes a sustainable contribution to the transport sector by selling LNG as a fuel for heavy road transport and shipping in the Netherlands and investing in the LNG stations and bunkering facilities.
Source: GDF Suez