Gasum has announced the opening of Finland’s first LNG filling station serving heavy duty vehicles and enabling the distribution of biogas. The LNG filling station was opened at Helsinki’s Vuosaari Harbor on 29 August 2016.
The Vuosaari filling station is part of the expansion of the road fuel gas market. The next gas filling stations for heavy duty vehicles will be opened in autumn 2016 in Turku and throughout next year in Jyväskylä and Vantaa. Gasum is also implementing several other gas filling station projects around Finland.
The LNG filling stations currently under construction have been granted EU co-funding to facilitate the implementation of the objectives of the pan-European TEN–T Core Network in countries including Finland.
Jussi Vainikka, Business Development Manager, Biogas, from Gasum, said: ”The demand for environmentally friendly transport services is increasing. The growing supply of gas-fuelled vehicles and the new filling stations will further improve the opportunities to switch to road fuel gases. It’s great that vehicle manufacturers are also actively involved in this development in the Finnish market as well and that Iveco, Scania and Volvo are offering gas-powered vehicles for the Finnish market. Gasum is strongly committed to the development of gas vehicle use, and one element in this is the construction of around 35 new gas filling stations.”
”Environmental issues and technologies to protect the environment already played a significant role in the construction of the Vuosaari Harbor. We find that opening an LNG filling station here where we have a major hub for truck traffic in Southern Finland is a perfectly natural move. We’re happy to be involved in efforts to enable new openings for environmentally sound technology,” added Director Jukka Kallio from Vuosaari Harbor.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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