PitPoint.LNG has reopened its completely renovated LNG station in Zwolle, the Netherlands. The station features the latest innovations and has four times more LNG storage capacity than before in order to meet the increasing demand for LNG.
Kleefstraat 7 in Zwolle saw a flurry of reconstruction activities in recent months. This very first – and hence oldest – public LNG station in the Netherlands has now been transformed into the country’s newest LNG station.
Integration of the latest innovations
The new station will operate 24/7, has two LNG pumps and three staging areas for trucks that run on LNG. PitPoint.LNG has incorporated its latest innovations into this renewed LNG station: extra-cold LNG specifically for Volvo trucks and digital pump display with fuelling instructions in 11 especially for the international hauliers who will come through this station. The new LNG pumps are located underneath a canopy to protect drivers from the elements while they refuel. To serve as many carriers as possible, multiple LNG fuel cards are accepted, such as EuroTrafic (Total), AS24, DCB Energy, DKV and Romac.
“We are very happy with the renovated station. Before we would usually have to wait in line to refuel due to increasing congestion. Now we can refuel at the same time, even when new LNG is being unloaded. Good work!” – Jan Spijkers, owner of Jaks Trucking.
The importance of the renovated station
More and more carriers are switching to LNG because of both environmental and financial advantages. The LNG station in Zwolle is the only one of its kind in the province Overijssel and is therefore considered to be an important station by an increasing number of carriers. Thanks to the larger LNG storage tank and an additional LNG pump, drivers no longer need to wait on each other but can refuel simultaneously. Speed and reliability of an LNG refuelling station is crucial, and even decisive, for many carriers in their decision to use LNG. PitPoint.LNG expects to meet carriers’ needs even better with this station upgrade, to help convince more carriers to make the switch to LNG.
“We are very glad that we were able to make this station operational on schedule – despite the coronavirus crisis. Our customers made a major contribution to the end-result by testing the station together with us for further optimisation. We are very pleased to have such loyal and enthusiastic customers, for whom we wish to express our appreciation. That’s why I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the drivers who helped us and gave us valuable feedback” said Joost de Ruijter, Sales & Business Development Manager at PitPoint.LNG.
PitPoint.LNG B.V. is a joint venture between Total Gas Mobility B.V. and SHV Energy B.V. which focuses on the realisation and operation of LNG infrastructure for the automotive and maritime sectors. PitPoint currently has four LNG stations for heavy road transport in the Netherlands (in Zwolle, Den Hoorn, Roosendaal and Venlo) and one in Belgium, in Rekkem. In addition, PitPoint.LNG is working hard to develop new LNG refuelling stations for both trucks and ships in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/18052020/pitpointlng-opens-revamped-lng-station/
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