Snam’s subsidiary Cubogas, which specializes in technological solutions for CNG stations, was awarded tenders to construct two new refueling facilities for RATP, the Parisian transport company operating in the Île-de-France region. This will enable Snam and Cubogas to make a tangible contribution to the decarbonization of public transport in Paris by promoting widespread use of natural gas.
The orders, which involved a total value of approximately 2 million euros, include the installation of six compressors in locations near the French capital to supply around 400 buses that run in the metropolitan area of Paris using natural gas. The new stations will be up and running by the end of 2020. The RATP plans to build five more CNG stations and set up new environmentally-friendly natural gas buses by 2025.
In Italy, Snam wants to set up around 150 new filling stations providing natural gas and biomethane by 2023, with an investment of 50 million euros, strengthening the country’s European leadership in this sector.
To date, the subsidiary Snam4Mobility has delivered eight stations and contracted a further hundred. In total, Snam’s investments in sustainable mobility, which also include the construction of two small liquefaction plants (small-scale LNG) for heavy transport, will amount to 100 million euros by 2023.