ENN opens LNG station in UK
ENN said it has opened its new open-access natural gas vehicle refuelling station for HGVs in the UK, situated near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
The station is the second in ENN’s UK network of such stations, following a closed-access facility that ENN operates on behalf of logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel, the company said in a statement.
It has also identified and secured further 10 locations for future stations as part of ENN’s growth in the UK.
The opening also marks the beginning of a partnership between ENN and Pro-Petro which operates HGV diesel refuelling facilities around the UK.
The new station has arrived along with the news that ENN has been recommended for over €5 million of funding by the European Commission through its Connecting Europe Facility programme, to assist with establishing a Europe-wide natural gas refuelling network. ENN intends to use the funds to open another three similar facilities in the UK before the end of 2015.
The fully integrated 45’ ISO containerised “plug and play” LNG refuelling station is similar to 200+ facilities which already operate across China, and has been designed in accordance with local user requirements, technical certifications, and health & safety requirements for the UK.
ENN’s containerised station includes eight tonnes of LNG storage, integral cryogenic pump and dispenser and net metering and billing systems. The station design uses a modular approach: extra storage capacity can be added as and when required, as can additional dispensers and cryogenic pumps, and the station can also be expanded to enable refuelling with compressed natural gas.