Liqal has officially opened a new refueling station in Heverlee, Belgium. The site along the E40 is the first LCNG station in northwest Europe and shows the company’s commitment to switching from diesel to cleaner fuels for transport. Installed by LIQAL for Drive Systems, the facility has an LNG dispenser to supply trucks, one to serve CNG vehicles and a dedicated CNG dispenser to fill up tube-trailers.
LIQAL first announced that it won the contract for the station in December last year. According to that statement, the development has received funding from the EU through its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program.
According to LIQAL, Ninatrans – a Belgian transport company and pioneer in LNG-powered transport since 2015 – would be the launching customer for the station. “Alternative fuels as LNG are the future for road transport, but they must be easily accessible,” said Benny Smets, CEO of Ninatrans.
Liqal has also deliver a flexible LNG station to Belgian transport company Remitrans. The cost-effective skid-mounted system is a prefabricated unit that kept construction time to minimum. Based in Ninove, Remitrans was looking for a quick-response solution to meet their existing fuel demands and provide a smooth transition for future growth.