Belgian Tankterminal N.V. contracted LIQAL for the design and turnkey supply of a LNG fuel station at its Lokeren site. The station is equipped with a seventy three cubic meter (73m3) storage capacity, ‘on the fly’ saturation and LIQAL’s MID LNG dispensers with patented heated and purged nozzle docking bay. This LNG fuel station is designed for in total four LNG dispensers and to sell CNG in the future. Since turnkey delivery of the station, LIQAL takes full responsibility for technical operation and maintenance of the system.
Olivier Willekens, Business Development Manager at Tankterminal N.V.:
”We selected LIQAL as our partner because of its hands-on experience in the small-scale LNG industry, its intelligent solutions and they proved to be capable in assisting us in all aspects that are involved in development, realisation and operation of a state-of-the-art LNG fuel station”.
Tankterminal N.V. owns and operates tank cleaning facilities, including truck fuel stations in Lokeren, Ghent and (at Unidet N.V.) in Meer. They invest in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) filling stations because switching to LNG significantly offers a haulage company advantages related to air pollution, CO2 and cost savings.
Switching to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the heavy transport sector significantly reduces emissions of particulate matter, SOx, NOx and CO2. A CO2 reduction up to 20% can be achieved compared to diesel. When bio-LNG is used, the CO2 reduction can even exceed 90%. In order to reduce the environmental footprint and reduce emissions in the heavy and long distance transport sector the switch to LNG fuel an a infrastructure with filling stations is needed.
LIQAL fitted its stand-alone ‘Micro Liquefaction’ technology in its design which ensures unlimited holding time of LNG in the tank, without the use of liquid nitrogen (N2), and enables Tankterminal to provide end-users with cold as well as saturated LNG and effectively serve all truck brands that are available on the market.
This first manned 'multi-fuel' LNG filling station (LNG + diesel + AdBlue + red gas oil) is strategically located along the E17 highway, which is the main corridor between the Netherlands and France via the A16-E19 (Rotterdam-Antwerp) and A1-E17 (Paris-Lille-Ghent) highways, and has the largest LNG storage in the Benelux region for a total of four LNG dispensers.