Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:24

TECHNICAL BUYER

Introduction 
At LIQAL, we believe in a cleaner future for our planet. Paving a way to this better, more efficient, and cleaner future is in our DNA. We are specialized in small-scale liquified natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen technologies, complemented by LIQAL's proprietary software. We offer turnkey project solutions that we design, deliver, maintain, and operate technically.  

DFS
In 2021, LIQAL became part of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS). DFS comprises the most trusted names in the fuel industry and has been a global leader in driving innovation for over 100 years. DFS, the industry's 1st end-to-end fueling solution, provides advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including systems and payment, automatic tank gauging, and wet stock-management solutions. DFS comprises industry-leading brands including Tokheim, Wayne Fueling Systems, Fairbanks, ProGauge, ClearView, and OPW Fuel Management Systems. To learn more about DFS, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com. DFS is part of the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation.

Our vision is to enable the shift from traditional to alternative fueling and continue leading in our industry. We are looking for a TECHNICAL BUYER to facilitate this grow.

Key Responsibilities 

  • As a link between the internal and external customer, you know as Technical Buyer precisely what you have to do to make the purchasing process run smoothly.
  • You have an eye for what the organization needs in the purchasing field and maintain close contact with the various suppliers about this.
  • Together with your direct colleague, you are responsible for all purchases of technical materials and services.
  • You prepare the BOM list based on the material lists and drawings from the Engineering department and ensure that this list remains up-to-date.

Profile - Knowledge

  • MBO + Bachelor in Purchasing Management.
  • Minimal 0-3 years related technical experience.
  • Experience/Interest in alternative fuels (LNG/Hydrogen).
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD/reading 2D and 3D drawings is required.
  • Computer skills: ERP MS Business Central, AutoCAD, Inventor MS office, Asana.


Would you like to know more about the position, the working method, or the team? Contact Steffie Vera on +31 (0)85 4861 000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The information contained within this job description overview is not intended to be all-inclusive. Nothing in this job description restricts management or the company’s ability to assign or reassign duties and/or responsibilities to or from this role at any time. This document is subject to change with or without notice.   

Dover Fueling Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial or local law. Dover Fueling Solutions conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 13:14

MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

MAINTENANCE ENGINEER. 

Introduction 
At LIQAL, we believe in a cleaner future for our planet. Paving a way to this better, more efficient, and cleaner future is in our DNA. We are specialized in small-scale liquified natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen technologies, complemented by LIQAL's proprietary software. We offer turnkey project solutions that we design, deliver, maintain, and operate technically. 

DFS
In 2021, LIQAL became part of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS). DFS comprises the most trusted names in the fuel industry and has been a global leader in driving innovation for over 100 years. DFS, the industry's 1st end-to-end fueling solution, provides advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including systems and payment, automatic tank gauging, and wet stock-management solutions. DFS comprises industry-leading brands including Tokheim, Wayne Fueling Systems, Fairbanks, ProGauge, ClearView, and OPW Fuel Management Systems. To learn more about DFS, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com. DFS is part of the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation.

Our vision is to enable the shift from traditional to alternative fueling and continue leading in our industry. To facilitate this growth, we are looking for a MAINTENANCE ENGINEER. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • You are responsible for expanding, training, directing, and managing partners that LIQAL has for frontline support.
  • Analyzing, optimizing, and, if possible automating maintenance processes for all operational installations. 
  • Planning and coordinating the maintenance/service processes. You will obtain the necessary knowledge from IPS and Ultimo, among others.
  • Using the information of the installations for customer and MT reports. Proactively sharing this information for design improvements (R&D).
  • By being a growing entity, you need to train colleagues and collaborate closely with the different teams, like Engineering and R&D.

Profile - Knowledge

  • You have an engineering degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering or a similar engineering field.
  • Minimal five years related technical experience.
  • Experience/Interest in alternative fuels (LNG/Hydrogen).
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Computer skills: ERP MS Business Central, MS office, Asana, Ultimo, and IPS.

Would you like to know more about the position, the working method, or the team? Contact Steffie Vera on +31 (0)85 4861 000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The information contained within this job description overview is not intended to be all-inclusive. Nothing in this job description restricts management or the company’s ability to assign or reassign duties and/or responsibilities to or from this role at any time. This document is subject to change with or without notice.   

Dover Fueling Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial or local law. Dover Fueling Solutions conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 13:12

PRODUCTION PLANNER

Introduction 
At LIQAL, we believe in a cleaner future for our planet. Paving a way to this better, more efficient, and cleaner future is in our DNA. We are specialized in small-scale liquified natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen technologies, complemented by LIQAL's proprietary software. We offer turnkey project solutions that we design, deliver, maintain, and operate technically. 

DFS
In 2021, LIQAL became part of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS). DFS comprises the most trusted names in the fuel industry and has been a global leader in driving innovation for over 100 years. DFS, the industry's 1st end-to-end fueling solution, provides advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including systems and payment, automatic tank gauging, and wet stock-management solutions. DFS comprises industry-leading brands including Tokheim, Wayne Fueling Systems, Fairbanks, ProGauge, ClearView, and OPW Fuel Management Systems. To learn more about DFS, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com. DFS is part of the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation.

Our vision is to enable the shift from traditional to alternative fueling and continue leading in our industry. To facilitate this growth, we are looking for a PRODUCTION PLANNER. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • You are responsible for the production planning. This is related to all resources like; colleagues within the department, all suppliers, and self-employed who work on our premises. The raw materials and sub-assemblies that are needed are also a resource.
  • You are the first point of contact and responsible for planning within the Production department. You keep an overview, and you know how to tackle possible problems before they even happen. You work meticulously, and you have strong communication skills.
  • You guide the orders (incoming and outgoing), you manage & adjust the Production planning in MS office and the ERP package Business Central.
  • You continually make improvements in the (internal) processes.
  • Arranging the cycle or monthly count is something you are familiar with.

Profile - Knowledge

  • Minimal five years’ experience related to planning of project-related production or single-item production.
  • Experience/Interest in alternative fuels (LNG/Hydrogen).
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Computer skills: ERP MS Business Central, MS office, Asana.


Would you like to know more about the position, the working method, or the team? Contact Steffie Vera on +31 (0)85 4861 000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The information contained within this job description overview is not intended to be all-inclusive. Nothing in this job description restricts management or the company’s ability to assign or reassign duties and/or responsibilities to or from this role at any time. This document is subject to change with or without notice.   

Dover Fueling Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial or local law. Dover Fueling Solutions conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 13:08

REMOTE OPERATIONS ENGINEER

Introduction 
At LIQAL, we believe in a cleaner future for our planet. Paving a way to this better, more efficient, and cleaner future is in our DNA. We are specialized in small-scale liquified natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen technologies, complemented by LIQAL's proprietary software. We offer turnkey project solutions that we design, deliver, maintain, and operate technically. 

DFS
In 2021, LIQAL became part of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS). DFS comprises the most trusted names in the fuel industry and has been a global leader in driving innovation for over 100 years. DFS, the industry's 1st end-to-end fueling solution, provides advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including systems and payment, automatic tank gauging, and wet stock-management solutions. DFS comprises industry-leading brands including Tokheim, Wayne Fueling Systems, Fairbanks, ProGauge, ClearView, and OPW Fuel Management Systems. To learn more about DFS, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com. DFS is part of the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation.

Our vision is to enable the shift from traditional to alternative fueling and continue leading in our industry. To facilitate this growth, we are looking for a MANAGER PRODUCTION.

 Key Responsibilities 

  • You are responsible for the Production department. This is related to all activities and colleagues within the department, all suppliers, and self-employed who work on our premises.
  • You need to align with the Manager Operations and achieve your annual operating plan for production. 
  • The quality of our products needs to be excellent, and procedures need to be corresponding with that. When adjustments and improvements, you need to take care of that.
  • A safe, clean and efficient way of working is your natural habitat. 
  • Meeting the production./project planning guarantees success for our customers and us.

Profile - Knowledge

  • Bachelor in Mechatronics, Chemical Technology or Mechanical Engineering. 
  • Minimal three years related technical experience.
  • Experience/Interest in alternative fuels (LNG/Hydrogen).
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Computer skills: ERP MS Business Central, MS office, Asana.


Would you like to know more about the position, the working method, or the team? Contact Steffie Vera on +31 (0)85 4861 000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The information contained within this job description overview is not intended to be all-inclusive. Nothing in this job description restricts management or the company’s ability to assign or reassign duties and/or responsibilities to or from this role at any time. This document is subject to change with or without notice.   

Dover Fueling Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial or local law. Dover Fueling Solutions conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

AUSTIN, TX — October 15, 2021 — Dover today announced it has completed the acquisition of LIQAL B.V. (“LIQAL”), a turnkey supplier of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) and hydrogen refueling equipment and solutions, and micro liquefaction solutions. LIQAL is now part of the Dover Fueling Solutions (“DFS”) operating unit within Dover’s Fueling Solutions segment.

Founded in 2014 and based in the Netherlands, LIQAL provides customers with safe, efficient, and innovative alternative fuel solutions that are currently experiencing robust adoption, particularly in Europe. LIQAL has achieved an exceptional track record as it works toward a mission of accelerating the decarbonization of fuels used in transportation. Its intelligent, integrated solutions offer high-quality standards, operating flexibility, and a low total cost of ownership throughout the life span of asset operation.

“Adoption of alternative fuels for transportation is expected to grow and new fueling infrastructure projects increasingly require site digitalization and integration of various technologies. LIQAL’s turnkey and digital capabilities fit well with customer requirements and allowed us to become a leader in this growing segment,” said Jorg Raven, founder and managing director of LIQAL. “The LNG and hydrogen fueling industries will continue to grow in the coming years, and we are excited to join forces with DFS to bring to market our unique cloud-based monitoring and control system solutions tailored specifically for these alternative fueling applications.”

“DFS is a global leader in solutions for retail fueling and a recognized technology pioneer. LIQAL brings a portfolio of LNG and hydrogen products and solutions, as well as significant innovation capabilities and proprietary technologies that will position DFS to support its customers who are actively investing in lower-carbon fuels,” said DFS President, David Crouse. “With the acquisition of LIQAL, and our strategic partnerships with EV charging providers, DFS is well-positioned to help our customers adopt these prevailing alternative fuel options, which enhances our position as a preferred partner offering simple, safe and efficient end-to-end site experiences for consumers, as well as the convenience retail and fleet industries.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. For more information, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com.

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About Dover Fueling Solutions

Dover Fueling Solutions, part of Dover Corporation, comprises the product brands of Wayne Fueling Systems, OPW Fuel Management Systems, ClearView, Tokheim, ProGauge and Fairbanks delivers advanced fuel dispensing equipment, electronic systems and payment, automatic tank gauging and wetstock management solutions to customers worldwide. Headquartered in Austin, TX, DFS has a significant manufacturing and technology development presence around the world, including facilities in Brazil, China, India, Italy, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information about DFS, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com

For more information, contact:

Jocelyn Sexton
Director of Marketing & Communications
Dover Fueling Solutions
+1 737 529 6345 
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Friday, 15 October 2021 06:35

SALES ENGINEER

Introduction 
At LIQAL, we believe in a cleaner future for our planet. Paving a way to this better, more efficient, and cleaner future is in our DNA. We are specialized in small-scale liquified natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen technologies, complemented by LIQAL's proprietary software. We offer turnkey project solutions that we design, deliver, maintain, and operate technically. 

DFS
In 2021, LIQAL became part of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS). DFS comprises the most trusted names in the fuel industry and has been a global leader in driving innovation for over 100 years. DFS, the industry's 1st end-to-end fueling solution, provides advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including systems and payment, automatic tank gauging, and wet stock-management solutions. DFS comprises industry-leading brands including Tokheim, Wayne Fueling Systems, Fairbanks, ProGauge, ClearView, and OPW Fuel Management Systems. To learn more about DFS, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com. DFS is part of the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation.

Our vision is to enable the shift from traditional to alternative fueling and continue leading in our industry. To facilitate this growth, we are looking for a technology-driven SALES ENGINEER to support our commercial teams and customers. Based on our office in Breda, you will have the following responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities 

  • Being the primary point of contact for technical issues of our commercial teams and our customers.
  • Providing excellent support for the conversion of qualified leads. Follow-up on the leads through our CRM system. (Salesforce)
  • Collaborate closely with the different teams, Product Management, Business Development, Sales, Engineering, Procurement, and R&D
  • Responsible for the project calculations and commercial quotations.
  • Enabling the sales department with your technical knowledge and offer training where necessary.
  • Communicate and align with the different teams like product management, sales, technical, and operations teams to facilitate the execution of our strategy.
  • Understand the market we operate in and identify growth opportunities.

Profile - Knowledge

  • Bachelor in Mechatronics, Chemical Technology, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimal two-five years related technical experience in the automotive industry is a plus.
  • Experience/Interest in alternative fuels (LNG/Hydrogen)
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD is required. 
  • Computer skills: ERP MS Business Central, Salesforce, MS Office, Asana.

Profile - Competencies

  • Results and very detail-oriented, solution-driven with project deadlines in mind.
  • High energy, strong interpersonal skills, prefer to work in team entrepreneurial environment.
  • Passion for hands-on involvement with strong initiative and exceeding project goals.
  • Analytical thinker, ability to make decisions and problem solve based on data.
  • Adapts to customer and market trend changes with a desire to learn new techniques and methods
  • Good communication skills, including facilitating meetings, verbal, and written skills
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural virtual teams maintaining significant involvement and team interaction.
  • Able to execute tasks independently with daily or weekly direction from the manager.

 

Would you like to know more about the position, the working method, or the team? Contact Steffie Vera on +31 (0)85 4861 000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The information contained within this job description overview is not intended to be all-inclusive. Nothing in this job description restricts management or the company’s ability to assign or reassign duties and/or responsibilities to or from this role at any time. This document is subject to change with or without notice.   

Dover Fueling Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial or local law. Dover Fueling Solutions conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

Friday, 15 October 2021 06:33

MECHANICAL 3D/CAD ENGINEER

Introduction 

At LIQAL, we believe in a cleaner future for our planet. Paving a way to this better, more efficient, and cleaner future is in our DNA. We are specialized in small-scale liquified natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen technologies, complemented by LIQAL's proprietary software. We offer turnkey project solutions that we design, deliver, maintain, and operate technically. 

DFS
In 2021, LIQAL became part of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS). DFS comprises the most trusted names in the fuel industry and has been a global leader in driving innovation for over 100 years. DFS, the industry's 1st end-to-end fueling solution, provides advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including systems and payment, automatic tank gauging, and wet stock-management solutions. DFS comprises industry-leading brands including Tokheim, Wayne Fueling Systems, Fairbanks, ProGauge, ClearView, and OPW Fuel Management Systems. To learn more about DFS, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com. DFS is part of the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation.

Our vision is to enable the shift from traditional to alternative fueling and continue leading in our industry. We are looking for a MECHANICAL 3D/CAD ENGINEER to facilitate this growth.

Key Responsibilities 

  • You make the detailed design of the installations. For this, you work in 3D Autodesk Inventor and produce 2D production drawings from this design. 
  • The drawings you produce are given a unique number and revision and are archived at the correct server location. Document numbering and revision management is an essential part of your daily work.
  • In the 3D drawing work, you work with the database/server Vault and archive your production drawings in the right place on the server so that they become available for Projects and Procurement. 
  • Execution and checking of strength technical calculations are also part of your duties.
  • You work in the office on the design of the installation. You follow the construction of the installations in the workshop and on-site so that there is a complete as-built version of the documents of the mechanical design of each installation delivered.
  • Communicate and align with the different teams like R&D, Procurement, Projects, and Production.

Profile - Knowledge

  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimal 0-3 years related technical experience.
  • Experience/Interest in alternative fuels (LNG/Hydrogen).
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD is required. 
  • Computer skills: ERP MS Business Central, AutoCAD, Inventor MS office, Asana.

 

Would you like to know more about the position, the working method, or the team? Contact Steffie Vera on +31 (0)85 4861 000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The information contained within this job description overview is not intended to be all-inclusive. Nothing in this job description restricts management or the company’s ability to assign or reassign duties and/or responsibilities to or from this role at any time. This document is subject to change with or without notice.   

Dover Fueling Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial or local law. Dover Fueling Solutions conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

Friday, 15 October 2021 06:29

MANAGER PRODUCTIONS

Introduction 
At LIQAL, we believe in a cleaner future for our planet. Paving a way to this better, more efficient, and cleaner future is in our DNA. We are specialized in small-scale liquified natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen technologies, complemented by LIQAL's proprietary software. We offer turnkey project solutions that we design, deliver, maintain, and operate technically. 

DFS
In 2021, LIQAL became part of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS). DFS comprises the most trusted names in the fuel industry and has been a global leader in driving innovation for over 100 years. DFS, the industry's 1st end-to-end fueling solution, provides advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including systems and payment, automatic tank gauging, and wet stock-management solutions. DFS comprises industry-leading brands including Tokheim, Wayne Fueling Systems, Fairbanks, ProGauge, ClearView, and OPW Fuel Management Systems. To learn more about DFS, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com. DFS is part of the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation.

Our vision is to enable the shift from traditional to alternative fueling and continue leading in our industry.
To facilitate this growth, we are looking for a MANAGER PRODUCTIONS.

 Key Responsibilities 

  • You are responsible for the Production department. This is related to all activities and colleagues within the department, all suppliers, and self-employed who work on our premises.
  • You need to align with the Manager Operations and achieve your annual operating plan for production. 
  • The quality of our products needs to be excellent, and procedures need to be corresponding with that. When adjustments and improvements, you need to take care of that.
  • A safe, clean and efficient way of working is your natural habitat. 
  • Meeting the production./project planning guarantees success for our customers and us.

Profile - Knowledge

  • Bachelor in Mechatronics, Chemical Technology or Mechanical Engineering. 
  • Minimal three years related technical experience.
  • Experience/Interest in alternative fuels (LNG/Hydrogen).
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Computer skills: ERP MS Business Central, MS office, Asana.


Would you like to know more about the position, the working method, or the team? Contact Steffie Vera on +31 (0)85 4861 000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The information contained within this job description overview is not intended to be all-inclusive. Nothing in this job description restricts management or the company’s ability to assign or reassign duties and/or responsibilities to or from this role at any time. This document is subject to change with or without notice. 

Dover Fueling Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial or local law. Dover Fueling Solutions conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

SGIG, leading Italian EPC and service company for gas stations, has teamed up with Dutch LNG technology specialists LIQAL to install a new LNG fuelling system for Socogas in the Parma region. The San Michele Campagna site, operated by Eni, is located in Fidenza at the exit of the A1 motorway. 

The integration of the LNG fuelling facility will strengthen the offering for LNG vehicles at this modern service station on the busy route between Milan and Bologna. 

Italy was an early LNG adopter in Europe and has one of the biggest networks of 100 LNG fuel stations throughout the country, with projections to grow to 200 stations over the next two years.

With a stable infrastructure already in place, the challenges for a mature market like Italy are to provide standardisation and advanced fuelling technology.  

“The Italian market for LNG as transportation fuel is no longer in its infancy and suppliers are looking for high tech and reliable LNG fuelling solutions that provide a consistent fuel experience for end users at the highest quality,” says Joost Jansen, Business Development Manager at LIQAL. “We are excited to take our first step into the Italian market with our local partner SGIG.”

SGIG has built 15 LNG fuel stations in Italy, and it took care of turnkey project supply on this latest project. LIQAL supplied the innovative LNG technology. This combination provides a highly stable and cost-effective solution for Socogas. 

A 60 cubic meter LNG storage tank that provides fuel to two LNG dispensers and a CNG dispenser with two-sided fuelling possibility are added to the Fidenza site to give vehicle owners guaranteed quality, accessibility and supply. 

Fabio Scaramuzza, Director at SGIG says: “We were looking for a company to deliver reliable LNG technology for seamless integration with existing fuel stations. That’s where LIQAL came in. Working together we can deliver integrated dependable technology to fulfil our customer’s needs.”

LIQAL and SGIG will also deliver remote performance management and local aftercare to ensure optimum station availability for Socogas. Patrizia Zucchi, CEO of the Socogas Group adds: “Our new fuelling facility needed to comply with the highest standards in terms of quality and safety given that we expect to a yearly throughput of more than 2,000 tons of LNG. The LIQAL system allows efficient operation and fast and consistent fuel supply to the vehicles”. 

With more than 3,000 registered LNG vehicles, Italy has embraced the clear environmental benefits of LNG, and the government offers levies to support the transition away from diesel and other polluting transport fuels.

Future challenges include the need to improve LNG delivery to site and cost of supply. “Decentralised production of Bio-LNG from local organic waste will help to cut these costs,” says Joost Jansen. “LIQAL provides a real-time LNG deliveries dashboard feature for efficient planning of LNG logistics to stations which will also contribute”.  

LNG continues to play a significant role in meeting Italy’s and the world’s need for reliable, low-emission, and low-cost transportation fuel.

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About Socogas

Socogas is a leading company in the oil sector in Italy since 1967. The company has 220 employees and €460 million of turnover. Socogas delivers LPG to 36,000 households and industrial clients and has 25% share of the LPG transport market in Italy. The company owns and operates 80 petrol stations in the north of Italy of which 6 sell CNG and 3 sell LNG/L-CNG. These stations are operated under the brands Eni, Esso, Q8 and SOCOGAS. 

Working with KC LNG (a part of MAKEEN Energy), Q8 is building Denmark’s first ever refuelling station for trucks running on liquefied natural gas (LNG). This ambitious project will lead to a greener road transport sector – and it is a decisive step towards a COneutral future. To start, truck drivers will fill their tanks with LNG at the station, but eventually, Q8 will offer 100% fossil-free liquefied biogas (LBG).

Around 30,000 diesel-driven trucks occupy the roads of Denmark, emitting significant amounts of COevery day. To steer the heavy road transport sector in a greener direction, it is, therefore, essential to transition to cleaner, more sustainable fuels. KC LNG will deliver the station, which is expected to be ready at the end of 2021 – and will be the first of its kind in Denmark.

A carefully selected location

The new station will be located at Q8’s IDS station in the Danish city Padborg, which is right next to a major highway and the border to Germany. Padborg is one of Europe’s busiest transport hubs, and over 7,000 trucks make their way here each day, which will make the station a key junction for the transport of goods between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.

“Here at Q8, we have one clear goal for this project. We want to help our customers start a sustainable transition of their transports. We are seeing a growing demand for sustainable solutions within the heavy goods transport sector, and more companies now demand that their goods be transported using more sustainable energy sources, such as gas. We want to enable our customers to get that transition going, and LNG and liquefied gas in general are highly relevant alternatives for heavy transport, which can’t just be converted to electric overnight. Our customers aren’t waiting around – they want concrete solutions,” says Gert Thomasen, Head of Fleet & IDS from Q8 Denmark.

Green light for sustainable transport

In Denmark, the road transport sector is held back by the complete lack of refuelling options for LNG. Therefore, Q8 has chosen to take the first step with this project, aiming to make it easier for North European freight companies to invest in cleaner technology. Today, LNG usage is widespread in Germany, among other countries, and on the rise in Sweden. Compared to diesel, LNG-fuelled trucks emit up to 22% less CO2 and completely eliminate the emission of harmful particulates.

”The world needs to move away from diesel and other highly polluting fuels – and this initiative is a significant milestone. One of our goals is to break down the barriers that currently hinder the use of cleaner fuel in trucks. Now we are tackling one of the big ones, which is the lack of availability,” says Frej Olsen, Head of Group LNG, KC LNG.

Fast refuelling for all trucks

The station in Padborg will be fully automatic, requiring no operator – the truck driver can fill up his own tank in just a few minutes. The station will be able to accommodate all types of trucks.

The technical solution will be delivered in collaboration with the Dutch company LIQAL. KC LNG will deliver the station as a turnkey project, handling everything from project management to civil works and installation. The station will also be delivered with an advanced online surveillance system that maximises safety and user experience.

On the road to further CO2 reductions

In the future, the station in Padborg will become even greener. Eventually, it will be able to supply liquefied biogas (LBG) – a 100% fossil-free energy source. While the switch from diesel to LNG will require new trucks, transitioning from LNG to LBG needs no further investment in refuelling stations or vehicles.

One significant advantage of LBG is that the production of biogas can accept excess and waste products from, for example, agriculture. In that way, part of the heavy transport can be converted to a fossil-free alternative, while simultaneously reducing the CO2 emissions of both the transport sector and the industries that supply the biogas producers. This will be yet another step on the way to sustainable truck transport and cleaner air.

The LNG station in Padborg will be part of a European network, as IDS (International Diesel Service) has 25 other locations that also offer LNG.

Source: Makeen Energy

 http://makeenenergy.com/