Rolande has opened its first LNG station in Belgium together with partner G&V Energy Group, joining forces to be able to create a covering LNG network in this country. The years of experience of Rolande and the strategical network of G&V combined, made it possible to move forward fast. The new facility is situated on the right bank of the Antwerp harbor.
“We believe that transport can and needs to be more sustainable and more profitable at the same time! We strive to provide our customers with the cleanest, economically most feasible fuel of the moment: LNG and bio-LNG. Due to the fact that we control the entire chain, offer European coverage and keep developing continuously, we truly help our customers moving forward in the area of sustainability and profitability,” said Jolon van der Schuit, CEO of Rolande.
“In succession to the Netherlands and Germany, where we opened our first LNG station in July, we now also entered the Belgium market. This way we make important steps to create a full covering European LNG network that is necessary to put (bio) LNG as a fuel even more firmly on the map. Because of our partnership with G&V, our customers can also use their strategic locations in Belgium. New LNG stations in Habay and Waregem are on the roadmap. Both G&V and Rolande want to play an important role in the transition to alternative fuels,” he added.
“Changing market conditions are no threat to us. We see them as challenges. Thanks to joint-venture and long-term partnerships with strategic partners such as Rolande, we have grown to be a referential company within the industry on the area of sustainability. Because of this, we can offer our CAPS Full Card customers – besides traditional fuels – alternatives such as CNG, LNG and electric charging stations,” commented Xavier Dewulf, CEO G&V Energy Group.
The new Antwerp station is part of the BIOLNG4EU project, which is 50% co-financed from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program and promotes the further roll-out of (bio) LNG in road transport. The facility is also part of the opening of four new stations in the Netherlands and Belgium, where Rolande will be offer LNG and bio-LNG.