Following the agreement signed in 2017 between ENGIE Italia and IVECO, the companies have launched a brand new state-of-the-art refueling station, located on CNH industrial Headquarters, Strada delle Cascinette in the strategic east part of Turin. Developed on an area of over 5,000 square meters and built specifically for heavy vehicles, it features six natural gas dispensers (two of LNG and four of CNG), as well as some electric charging points powered by a photovoltaic system located on the roof.
The project realizes ENGIE’s commitment to contributing to the development of green mobility, focusing on alternative fuels such as electricity and natural gas, and also IVECO’s commitment in its role as leader in the field of natural gas vehicles. IVECO ORECCHIA, the automaker’s dealer in the Province of Turin and Valle d’Aosta, near to the station, will support customers in the transition towards cleaner transport with a complete service (sale, assistance and, now, refueling).
“ENGIE’s goal is to implement solutions with a view to decarbonizing and this project is an example of that,” said Matthieu Bonvoisin, director of the Infra Energy Business line of ENGIE Italia. “In Northern Italy, there is a very high level of CO2 emissions. 50% of these emissions are produced by private heating, 25% by industries and 25% by transport. The development of a network of LNG refueling stations allows to decrease the polluting effects for heavy transport. In addition to reducing the environmental impact, this solution allows a reduction in noise pollution, as the vehicles powered by LNG show greater silence than those powered by diesel. ENGIE has 20 years of activity in over 160 service stations in Europe. This project expresses the desire to strengthen our expertise in sustainable mobility in Italy.”
“IVECO has pioneered natural gas technology in transport and been instrumental in the development of the distribution network,” added Fabrizio Buffa, IVECO Gas Business Development Manager. “Natural gas is the mature solution immediately available to decarbonize long haul, and this agreement with ENGIE for the opening of new refueling stations is part of our holistic approach to green transport. We believe that it is crucial that all the players in the sector work together in order to achieve truly sustainable transport in the timeframe driven by regulations to address Climate Change.”
The 2017 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ENGIE and IVECO aims to expand the various joint projects: from France (in the IVECO headquarters in Trappes), passing through the United Kingdom (in the port of Immingham), to Romania (for a demonstrator at Alba Lulia). At the same time, work on Italian soil continues: ENGIE is working on three other L-CNG station projects in northern Italy.