The first LNG refueling station in Asturias is already a reality. The Alimerka supermarket chain chose the HAM Group to design and build its first LNG station, which will supply its new truck fleet. The facility is located in the logistics center that the Alimerka Group has in the town of Lugo de Llanera (Asturias) and serves its 80 delivery vehicles that daily distribute Alimerka products to its supermarket chain.
Equipped with the latest technology, the LNG station does not contaminate the atmosphere and does not need a cryogenic pump for its operation, and features, among other elements, two next-generation dispensers, designed and built by HAM Criogénica, subsidiary of HAM Group.
Alimerka has also entrusted the logistics of supplying the station to the HAM Group: Liquid Natural Gaz (LNG) will be the natural gas trading company and Transportes HAM will be in charge of the cryogenic transport, covering the supply of LNG to the refueling station by means of an online remote control that allows Alimerka to delegate this responsibility to HAM.
Alimerka’s commitment to LNG to fuel its vehicle fleet translates environmentally in a substantial reduction of the CO2 footprint, 30% compared to its previous diesel models and also in a significant decrease in NOx, particulate emissions, and noise level of the engines.