ENN has announced the opening of a new open access natural gas vehicle refuelling station for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in the UK.
The refueling station, located near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, is the second in ENN’s UK network of such stations – following a closed-access facility that it operates on behalf of Kuehne + Nagel. The company has identified and secured a further 10 locations for future stations.
The opening also marks the beginning of a partnership between ENN and Pro-Petro Ltd, which operates HGV diesel refuelling facilities around the UK.
ENN has also announced that it has been recommended for over €5 million of funding by the European Commission through its Connecting Europe Facility programme, to assist with establishing a Europe-wide natural gas refuelling network. ENN will match this figure, which will enable the network to grow rapidly, with another three similar facilities opening in the UK before the end of this year.
The fully integrated 45 ft ISO containerised ‘plug and play’ LNG refuelling station is similar to 200+ facilities that already operate across China.
ENN’s containerised station includes 8 t of LNG storage, integral cryogenic pump and dispenser, as well as net metering and billing systems. Extra storage capacity and additional dispensers and cryogenic pumps can be added to the station if required. The station can also be expanded to enable refuelling with CNG.
Michael Liu, General Manager of ENN Europe, said: “ENN has ambitious plans to rapidly develop a network of natural gas refuelling stations in Northwest Europe, and will open several more stations in the UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany in 2015 and 2016 […] Our aim is to ultimately provide seamless LNG refuelling throughout the UK and the whole of Europe.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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