Germany’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering station will be built by PitPoint.LNG
The alternative fuel site will facilitate the bunkering of LNG powered inland waterways vessels that sail on Europe’s busiest transport waterway, the Rhine. PitPoint.LNG’s strategy in developing a European LNG infrastructure to facilitate the uptake of LNG as fuel for road and marine transport involves the construction of the bunkering station as a next step.
One of the most promising alternative fuels for the transition towards cleaner transport by shipping is LNG. Improvement in local air quality, reduction in CO2 emission and LNG combustion being cleaner than diesel combustion are some of the advantages of LNG.
Jan Willem Drijver, Managing Director at PitPoint.LNG said, “We are very pleased to start with the realization of this LNG bunkering station and to have Shell as a key launching customer. Enabling companies such as Shell to transport and deliver their goods in a cleaner and more environmental friendly way supports PitPoint’s mission to realize 100% clean transport in 2030.”
”Together with the infrastructure developed in Rotterdam, this station will expand the availability of LNG fuel for customers on the Rhine – Europe’s key inland waterway. We look forward to working with PitPoint.LNG to make this a reality,” said Lauran Wetemans, Shell’s General Manager Downstream LNG. PWKD03062017
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