Filling Station Onsite to Support 26 Volvo Dual Fuel Trucks
Transporter Eric Mattheeuws has acquired 26 liquefied natural gas-powered trucks and Belgium LNG provider Fluxys is talking up a new installation to fuel them.
The station will be built in on trucker’s Veurne premises. It’s to have a 60 cubic meter (15,850-gallon) LNG storage tank. “All permits have been granted so that construction can start,” Fluxys says, for start-up this summer.
“With Fluxys’s investment in the LNG filling station, the logistics supply chain is now complete,” Eric Mattheeuws says in the Fluxys release. “We have developed a unique partnership with Fluxys, Eni, Volvo Trucks and Romac Fuels to promote LNG as a valid alternative to bio-petroleum,” he said.
‘We Are Breaking This Vicious Circle and Lowering the Threshold’
And, according to Fluxys CEO Walter Peeraer, “Transporters are holding off on switching to LNG for lack of filling stations and no filling stations are being built because there are no customers.
“By joining forces with transporter Eric Mattheeuws,” Peeraer said, “we are breaking this vicious circle and lowering the threshold for other transporters to make the switch to LNG as a sustainable alternative to diesel.”
The 26 trucks for Transporter Eric Mattheeuws are dual fuel Volvo FM460, Mathieu Vander Pael of Eric Mattheeuws’ Transport Denecker unit told F&F.
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Source: Fluxys with Fleets & Fuels follow-up