Located in Rekkem, near the French border, the new LNG station adjoins an existing Total station at the LAR transport centre, close to the E17/A14 motorway that connects Kortrijk and Lille.
The new station will operate 24/7 and is equipped with two LNG pumps and three staging areas for trucks that run on LNG.
PitPoint said the new location represents a concrete step towards the realisation of an international LNG network in north-west Europe.
“We are eager to do our part to make transport more environmentally friendly,” said Dieter Vanoverberghe, Business Manager at DVM Trans. “That’s why we’ve chosen to use the alternative fuel LNG.”
“Our LNG trucks are now on the road 24/7. Because the number of LNG stations out there is still rather small, this can be a bit of a puzzle at times. “
“That’s why we’re extremely pleased with PitPoint’s new LNG station, which is situated precisely along our route.”
“Hopefully, a larger LNG network – in combination with the government’s zero-duty scheme – will inspire other transport companies to follow suit. This will enable us all to work towards a greener transport sector, together!”
Total has incorporated its latest innovations into this new LNG station: extra-cold LNG specifically for Volvo trucks and digital dispenser display with fuelling instructions in 11 different languages especially for the international hauliers who will come through this station.
Everything is installed under an awning to protect drivers from the elements while they refuel.