Galileo fuels heavy-duty truck fleet with LNG in Argentina
Published by Will Owen,
Galileo technologies has completed the first LNG fuelling of a heavy-duty truck fleet in Argentina.
The fuelling took place in the Anchoris Thermoelectric Power Plant, in the Mendoza province, and included the successful LNG fuelling of six Scania G340 trucks, specially motorised to run on the new fuel.
Owned by the Andreu carrier company from Mendoza, the new fleet will carry the Virtual Gas Pipeline, the system used by Galileo Technologies to distribute gas as liquid fuel.
“When this truck fleet working for Galileo starts riding the Argentine roads, we will show that LNG is the most adequate fuel for cargo transportation because it is national, clean and inexpensive”, said Osvaldo del Campo, President and CEO of Galileo Technologies at the time of the announcement.
Fitted with two cryogenic fuel tanks that can load up to 265 kg of LNG, the trucks boast a 1100 km fuel range. During their trips, that will include riding along mountainous routes and gravel roads, the new trucks will tow the trailers that Galileo uses to carry LNG from wells scattered around Mendoza and Neuquén to the recently opened Anchoris Thermoelectric Power Station, which runs on LNG.
By replacing the gas trucks with the new LNG ones, Galileo Technologies expects to reach higher levels of environmental and economic efficiency with each freight. There will be fewer emissions from exhausts and lower fuel costs in each freight, representing 50% savings.
Andrés Leonard, Scania Argentina General Director, pointed out that “it is the first time that the country brings heavy-duty vehicles running completely on gas, and more specifically, on LNG. We are proud not only for pioneering the incorporation of new technology into the country, but also because such technology contributes directly to reducing the environmental impact.”
“Because we are obsessed by innovation and we want to be more efficient and sustainable, we decided to accompany Galileo in this challenge by investing in the acquisition of these trucks”, noted Eduardo Andreu, Director of Transportes Andreu.
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/17012019/galileo-fuels-heavy-duty-truck-fleet-with-lng-in-argentina/
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