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LIQAL and Drive Systems build brand new LNG/ LCNG fuelling station

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LIQAL and Drive Systems have announced their plans to build a third stand-alone fuelling station together in Belgium. The two companies’ 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 the growth in popularity of 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 fossil fuels for heavy truck transportation.

The previously successful partnership between LIQAL and Drive Systems continues with this new project to build a full-service fuelling station in Londerzeel, Belgium. The fully automated station will supply LNG and LCNG, as well as traditional fuels.

Drive Systems will operate the LNG/ LCNG station, and Maes Energy & Mobility will be responsible for building and operating the filling station for traditional fuels. LIQAL will design, manufacture and deliver this project, and the company's integrated approach makes sure the LNG and LCNG stations will always be 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.

Joost Jansen, business development manager at LIQAL, says: “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.”

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.

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