LNG station for heavy trucks now operational in central Germany
Liqvis has opened a news LNG filling station for trucks in the central German city of Kassel. This is now Liqvis’s second permanent LNG station—with the first located in Grünheide near Berlin—and it will replace the mobile station that has been placed in Kassel up until now. Liqvis is planning to relocate this mobile unit from Kassel to Hamm in North Rhine-Westphalia in order to meet rising demand and to expand the network of LNG refueling stations in the short term.
The new station will make refueling faster and more convenient for customers: two trucks can now be refueled at the same time, and in the future this could even be increased to four. The facility on the A7 freeway between the Kassel-Mitte interchange and the Kassel-Süd triangle was built in just about four months and is now open 24/7. Its prime location in the center of Germany makes the site a hotspot for long-haul heavy trucks, as previously demonstrated by the high demand for the mobile station.
In addition to the two permanent LNG stations already open in Kassel and Grünheide, Liqvis is planning further projects in the coming months: an LNG station in Calais, northern France, is already under construction, and further stations in Rosengarten near Hamburg and Langenhagen near Hanover are currently in the process of being approved. Concrete plans are also in place for stations near Bönen, near Ulm, near Magdeburg and near Bad Honnef.
“Thanks in no small part to the toll exemption in Germany, LNG has established itself as a fuel on the market over the last three years, which can be seen in the large increase in revenue at our filling stations over the past year. At Liqvis, we want transport companies to be able to plan the use of their vehicles as flexibly as possible. That’s why we’re continually working on expanding our network coverage. I am most confident that we will be able to open further stations in Germany and Europe over the course of this year,” said Silvano Calcagno, Managing Director of Liqvis GmbH.