Gasum expanding the Nordic gas infrastructure, connecting the largest port in the Nordics with a new gas filling station serving heavy transport
Energy company Gasum opens a new gas filling station in Tuve, Gothenburg. The new station is located at a major heavy transport hub near the Volvo truck plant and close to the Port of Gothenburg. Inauguration of the new station will be held online on September 3, with Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of AB Volvo, and Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum, as speakers.
“Land logistics has an important role when reducing emissions. Gas is recognized as a low-emission and cost-effective fuel solution in the transport sector, and our aim is to quickly make it available to the Nordic market. The Nordic gas ecosystem is developing rapidly. We are investing in the gas filling station network as well as in the entire gas value chain and biogas production. These all are needed in order to secure a reliable supply and availability of gas to meet market demand,” says Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum.
Gas is rapidly becoming a preferred fuel in the transport sector globally. LNG ships are becoming first choice in the maritime sector and several countries incentivize the conversion from diesel to gas in the road transport sector. This is why the demand for a comprehensive filling station network is growing steadily. The station in Tuve is a part of Gasum’s Nordic gas filling station network and has been built in partnership with Volvo, which develops and manufactures LNG-trucks.
“Today, liquefied gas trucks are the most commercially viable alternative to ordinary diesel for heavy long-haul operations in Europe. With the growing gas network in the Nordic region, it’s now possible for many of our customers to switch to more sustainable logistics solutions with our liquefied gas trucks. In our own business operation, we can transport Volvo truck cabs from Umeå to Tuve in a sustainable logistics chain, where biogas is an important component,” explains Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO AB Volvo.
Located near the Port of Gothenburg, the filling station creates further opportunities for heavy-duty transport to switch to cleaner energy. Today, there are already more than 170 LNG trucks in use in Sweden and the number is rapidly increasing along with the gas filling station network and different incentives for low emission solutions.
“We are pleased to work in partnership with an industry leader such as Volvo Trucks while developing the new Tuve station. The new station is located close to the largest port in the Nordics and a lot of import and export traffic transits through the Port of Gothenburg every day. Now we are able to offer logistics companies operating in the port an easy way to lower their emissions,” says Mikael Antonsson, Director, Traffic, Gasum Sweden.
Source of information and photo courtesy: Gasum