Rotterdam’s Gate (Gas Access To Europe) terminal has completed its first LNG loading into a truck that is fuelled with LNG. The terminal and its partners have had to work to achieve this milestone and have seen a range of partners have worked to adjust rules and legislation meaning LNG trucks are now compliant with ADR and regulation at terminals.
Gate (Gas Access To Europe) terminal is an LNG import terminal owned by N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie (Gasunie) and Koninklijke Vopak N.V. (Vopak). The growing demand for natural gas cannot be met without an increase in imports so Gasunie and Vopak decided to develop Gate terminal in 2005.
The first truck was an IVECO Stralis NP400 that has enough power to transport the heavy trailer for Rolande. Until now it was practically impossible to transport LNG in an LNG fuelled truck.
Rolande is a European market leader in the LNG market for trucks. A market in which companies such as Shell, Engie and Total are also active. Rolande owns eight LNG fuel stations in The Netherlands and has plans to expand its network in Western Europe.
For more information visit www.gate.nl
21st August 2017