HAM Group has opened a service station in HAM Irún, in Gipuzkoa (Spain), which is the first LNG-CNG station in Europe with a buried tank. The opening of this new facility has been possible thanks to the development of the Yellow Project, which has allowed the installation of an Ultra-compact Gas Station.
The service station is located in only 310m2, being completely passable by vehicles on 95% of its surface, thus eliminating any impact on vehicle circulation flows and reducing the aesthetic impact. It has an 80,000 liter LNG tank, which works at low pressures (3 bars). The tank, which does not occupy space for the service station, has a submerged pump and the capacity to supply up to 12,000kg/h, and 10,000 kilos of CNG per day.
The facility has an buried coldbox, an “on the fly” conditioning system and allows the installation of up to 2 double dispenser (4 hoses) of LNG for trucks and heavy vehicles, and 1 double dispenser (2 hoses) of CNG for passenger cars, light vehicles and trucks. Safer and with fewer necessary safety distances, the station is monitored remotely, guaranteeing its perfect operation and allowing any incident to be quickly resolved.
The Yellow Project has been developed by HAM Criogénica and our R&D department, which in constant contact with our customers, suppliers and manufacturers, works to develop high quality and reliable advances in improving infrastructure and logistics service. CNG-LNG, taking respect for the environment as a starting point.
The tank has been manufactured by Vakuum, a HAM Group company, specialized in the design, production of semi-trailers and mobile units for the transportation of LNG and gases from the Air, following the latest innovations and quality and design regulations from the EU and ASME. The rest of the equipment has been designed and manufactured at HAM facilities.