Cryostar launches mobile LNG station

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Cryogenic equipment supplier Cryostar has launched a new mobile LNG station in the Netherlands. 

Launched in partnership with Dutch fuel merchant Rolande, the mobile LNG unit was deployed at the Green Point Rolande service station. The site is the first station deployed by Cryostar under its ‘FueLNG-Deploy’ concept and the company’s 100th station.

“The station’s main features are its compactness, modularity and transportability. Our FueLNG-Deploy station is the ideal solution for our customers wanting to enter this field or develop business in it,” Samuel Zouaghi, President of Cryostar, said.

Relocatable LNG fuelling

The firm’s FueLNG-Deploy system offers a full relocatable LNG fuelling station and is capable of refuelling up to 75 vehicles per day. The design features LNG storage capacity of 40 cubic metres and flexible fuelling options.

“Combining rapidity and low implementation costs, the FUELNG-DEPLOY station is supplied as a turnkey solution and can either be installed alongside an existing standard station or used to equip a new site,” Zouaghi said in comments to news agency Gasworld.

Headquartered in the Alsace region of France close to the Swiss border, Cryostar is a subsidiary of German multinational the Linde Group. The firm designs and manufactures a range of cryogenic solutions for LNG, industrial gases, clean energy and hydrocarbon applications.

Iveco refuelling demo

Attendees at the opening ceremony witnessed a demonstration of the LNG refuelling process carried out for an Iveco tractor and presentation of the FueLNG-Deploy station’s unique pump design.

“An impressive and very interested crowd gathered to witness our first LNG FueLNG-Deploy station in operation, and it was an event to be remembered, demonstrating the power of our established partnership with our long-term loyal customer Rolande,” Zouaghi concluded.

Rolande LNG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Iveco Dealer Schouten and has developed LNG trucks and infrastructure from its research base at Giessen in North Brabant. The firm has received funding from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs to roll out the entire supply chain of service stations, distribution, procurement, customer and providing trucks.