Dutch LNG Filling Station Operator Enters Germany
Rolande, a Dutch operator of LNG infrastructure for trucking fuel, announced on July 8 it had opened a new CNG/LNG filling station in Ulm in German, marking its entry into the country.
The company has plans to establish other stations in Dortmund, Duisburg, Grasdorf, Lubeck and Ziesar before the end of this year, it said. A further expansion in Germany is planned in 2021.
"Rolande will operate exclusively public filling stations that can be used by any customer. Each of these filling stations, at this time already, is equipped for a later use of bio-LNG," the firm said. "This way, heavy long-distance haulage in all of Germany will be able to profit from the cost and sustainability advantages of LNG."
Germany's LNG station network is expanding. Major utility Uniper is already building an LNG network across Germany for trucks, through its subsidiary Liqvis, focusing on motorways in the north; other companies have similar plans in the south of the country.