Iveco Stralis LNG fleet successfully concludes trial in Poland

Iveco Stralis LNG fleet successfully concludes trial in Poland

Significant fuel cost decrease and reduction of exhaust gases emission – these are two main conclusions of half year road tests of Iveco Stralis LNG at Poland. Carriers providing transport services for IKEA welcomed the operation of tractors powered by LNG. Road tests were possible thanks to Iveco Poland and Cryogas M&T Poland. Iveco disposed three Stralis Natural Power and assured maintenance support.

Thanks to cooperation of IKEA Distribution North Europe, Cryogas M&T Poland and Iveco Poland, crucial barriers in using LNG as a fuel in Poland were passed. In road tests participated five carriers, which executed transport service for IKEA Distribution Services. The main aim of road tests was check, if it is possible to decrease of CO2 emission.

For half of the year at IKEA Distribution Centre in Jarosty, Cryogas established access to LNG refueling point and supplied natural gas. Thanks to this infrastructure, carriers had possibility to be introduced how looks operating of vehicles powered by LNG, including LNG refueling process. Results of road tests shown, that operating with LNG vehicle is not different in relation to diesel powered trucks.

Road test was executed by three Iveco Stralis AT 440S33 TP LNG. Vehicles passed 40,000 km. Average fuel consumption was 24,9 kg/100 km (average mass of transported goods by truck was 15,3 t). For the same activity relevant diesel trucks consume 30,4 L/100 km. In result, CO2emission reduction was possible by 7%, as well dispose of particular matters emission. Fuel cost was reduced by 30% (including cost of AdBlue).

Management of a comprehensive project investment process and installation of an LNG refueling station was conducted by Cryogas M&T Poland S.A. In scope of the supply was included obtaining necessary permits, engineering the complete project design, execution of works according to the requirements of the Polish Office of Technical Inspection, obtaining the occupancy permit (complete FEED and EPC process). Executed works were implemented by Cryogas technical division, which gathered experience in previous projects. In Cryogas portfolio are included setting of several LNG regasification stations and LNG refueling stations in Śrem and Olsztyn.

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