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LIQAL to design and supply LNG truck refuelling station in Belgium

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LIQAL has announced that it has won a contract from Tankterminal N.V. (Beegos Group) for the design and turnkey supply of an LNG truck refuelling station in Lokeren, Belgium.

Tankterminal N.V. owns and operates tankcleaning facilities, including truck fuel stations in Lokeren, Ghent and (at Unidet N.V.) in Meer, where diesel and AdBlue are offered to transport companies. As LNG is seen an attractive replacement for diesel in heavy-duty transportation, the company made the decision to invest in an installation to supply LNG at the truck lanes of its Lokeren site. This site is strategically located alongside highway E17, the main corridor between The Netherlands and France through the highways A16-E19 (Rotterdam-Antwerp) and A1-E17 (Paris-Lille-Ghent).

The LNG fuel station that will be provided by LIQAL will have a storage capacity of 73 m3, ‘on the fly’ saturation and, initially, two LIQAL MID LNG dispensers with patented heated and purged nozzle docking bay. This multi-card LNG fuel station is designed for four LNG dispensers in total, and, in the future, will also sell CNG.

LIQAL fitted its micro liquefaction technology in its design, ensuring unlimited holding time of LNG without the use of N2. It also enables Tankterminal to provide end users with cold, as well as saturated, LNG, and serve all truck brands on the market.

Olivier Willekens, Business Development Manager at Tankterminal N.V., said: “We selected LIQAL as our partner because of its hands-on experience in the small-scale LNG industry, its intelligent solutions and they proved to be capable in assisting us in all aspects that are involved in development, realisation and operation of a state-of-the-art LNG fuel station.”

The CEO of LIQAL, Jorg Raven, added: “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to cooperate with Tankterminal N.V. and, together with other stations that we have in preparation, get a firm foothold in Belgium. Another great proof of the market seeing the benefits of working together with our company and our high-end LNG fuelling technology.”

The Lokeren station will be commissioned by the end of the year. Once commissioned, LIQAL will handle the technical operation and maintenance of the system.

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