Gas services firm HAM Group has completed construction of a new LNG service station in Finland.
The plant was designed, built, and commissioned by HAM Criogénica on behalf of Finnish utility Etelä-Savon Energia (ESE).
“The design made by HAM Criogénica allows an easy expansion of the gas station, with a second LNG dispenser,” a spokesperson for HAM group stated.
80m3 vertical tank
Located in the city of Mikkeli in the South Savonia region of Finland, the new LNG service station features an 80 cubic metre vertical tank and LNG dispenser and is designed for refuelling trucks and heavy vehicles.
“[ESE] will offer its customers the possibility of refuelling LNG, a clean and environmentally friendly fuel, thanks to the reduction of CO2 emissions , nitrogen oxides and fine particles. In addition, LNG allows significant savings of 30-50% compared to other less eco-friendly fuels,” a spokesperson for HAM group said.
ESE has been providing light and heat to the Mikkeli region for 120 years and is a strong supporter of low-emission fuels.
Alongside its role as a refuelling hub for heavy transport vehicles, the station will also act as a satellite plant for nearby industrial facilities owned by ESE.
The plant will deliver Natural Gas to the adjacent factory through forced regasification with a water/glycol and LNG exchanger, and via a double regulation line.
Registered in Barcelona, HAM Group currently operates refuelling stations across Europe and estimates that it has designed and built one out of every four LNG service stations that currently exist in the continent. The firm has undertaken more than 300 projects worldwide, with experience building LNG facilities for multiple sectors.