Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) technology innovator LIQAL and station operator Drive Systems announce their plans to build a third stand-alone fuelling station together in Belgium. Their continued commitment to expanding the LNG distribution network supports the need for accelerated decarbonisation in the transport sector and responds to society’s demand for greener solutions.
The increase in the number of LNG stations across Europe shows LNG as a reliable and effective fuel choice for the transportation industry. LNG and liquid to compressed natural gas (LCNG) provide a cleaner alternative to diesel for heavy truck transportation.
Brand new LNG/LCNG fuelling station
The successful partnership between LIQAL and Drive Systems continues with a new project to build a full-service fuelling station in Londerzeel, Belgium. The fully automated station will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquid to compressed natural gas (LCNG), as well as traditional fuel.
Drive Systems will operate the LNG/ LCNG station. Maes Energy & Mobility is responsible for building and operating the filling station for the traditional fuels. LIQAL’s focus is on the next station to take a crucial step towards sustainability and decarbonisation. LIQAL will design, manufacture and deliver this project, and their integrated approach makes sure the LNG and LCNG stations are always up to date.
With a storage capacity of 80,000 litres, this unmanned fuelling station uses patented technology to supply LNG and LCNG. The station contains an LNG dispenser for LNG powered trucks and an LCNG refuelling system for CNG vehicles. It also has an advanced online monitoring and trending system, MID-certified LNG fuel dispenser with heated and purged nozzle docking bay, on-the-fly saturation, boil off gas (BOG) management and LIQAL’s station KPI dashboard for clients.
LIQAL is committed to increasing use of low-emission fuel alternatives and expanding the network of LNG fuelling stations. Joost Jansen, business development manager at LIQAL says: “As frontrunners in LNG technology development, LIQAL delivers high performance refuelling stations for LNG and LCNG, with low total cost of ownership. We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Drive Systems and reinforce our leading position in the Belgian market”.
Fourth LNG fuelling station for Drive Systems
Drive Systems is a leading natural gas station operator in Belgium, where LNG and CNG are on the rise. They saw the advantages for LNG as a transportation fuel early on and built the first ever LCNG filling station in Belgium in 2014. This new site will be their fourth filling station in Belgium.
Philippe Desrumaux, Director of Drive Systems says: “We are excited to start this new project, which is funded by the EU Connecting Europe Facility as part of the BENEFIC project. The station will aim to serve local as well as (inter)national traffic and contribute to the growing number of natural gas vehicles in Europe.”
The new to industry site will be built on the van den Broek premises and the site is planned to be operational by April 2020.