“The switchover to LNG means a drastic reduction in emissions from the trucks and has considerable financial advantages as well. We have developed a unique partnership with Fluxys, Eni, Volvo Trucks and Romac Fuels to promote LNG as a valid alternative to bio-petroleum. The initial tests are very promising. If, six months after opening the filling station, you read about additional investments being made, then you can be sure that LNG has begun its conquest!,” said Eric Mattheeuws.
The filling station, whose all permits have been already granted so that construction can start, will have a 60 m3 LNG storage tank. It will be supplied by tanker truck from the LNG terminal in Zeebrugge. Eric Mattheeuws will operate and perform minor maintenance on the station, which will also be accessible to other transport companies.
For Fluxys, the filling station is a pilot project in terms of engineering, technology, permitting and investment. “Transporters are holding off on switching to LNG for lack of filling stations and no filling stations are being built because there are no customers. By joining forces with transporter Eric Mattheeuws, we are breaking this vicious circle and lowering the threshold for other transporters to make the switch to LNG as a sustainable alternative to diesel,” added Fluxys CEO Walter Peeraer.