The service station is located in the garage of the TIB (Mallorca Transport Consortium’s new transport system) in the Son Bugadelles industrial park, Calvià City Council, and has been supplying natural gas to a fleet of 50 TIB buses since January. From now on, it will also be open to the public and will provide CNG to both private cars and trucks, coaches and vans.
The natural gas station is a self-service point with fast refueling and has two supply lanes with NGV 1 and NGV2 dispensers. It is operated by Moventia and its construction, as well as the gas supply branches, was completed by Redexis.
“We are very happy to be able to make this infrastructure reach the entire population. It is necessary to continue advancing in the energy transition and this is one more step,” said the Minister of Mobility and Housing of the Government of the Balearic Islands Josep Marí.
The Mayor of Calvià Alfonso Rodríguez thanked the Ministry for its impulse and its sensitivity to public transport in Calvià. “With the opening of the CNG station to the public, a further step has been taken to reduce the environmental impact,” he said, highlighting the commitment of Moventis (Moventia’s collective transport subsidiary) to facilitate the public use of this infrastructure.
In addition, the CEO of Moventia Josep Maria Martí commented: “As of today, anyone who has a natural gas vehicle will be able to come to this station to fill up their tank. Without a doubt, it is a step forward to offer facilities to drivers and promote the acquisition of this type of vehicle, in short, to achieve a more sustainable mobility.”
The TIB fleet has other CNG stations, located in Felanitx, Artà, Alcúdia and Inca. These facilities service buses and other vehicles of the TIB operating companies. Companies are currently studying the possibility of offering the refueling service to other groups.
Source: TIB – Transports de les Illes Balears