Netherlands Joint Venture to Focus on LNG for Transportation
Dutch green energy provider PitPoint Clean Fuels and gas supplier Primagaz Netherlands BV have signed
an agreement whereby Primagaz will acquire 50% of the shares of PitPoint LNG. The thus-formed joint
venture will focus entirely on the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for the transportation and marine
The joint venture will initially operate in the market under the name PitPoint LNG and aims in the short
term to build five LNG truck stations in the UK and two bunker stations for the inland shipping sector. In
the medium term the aim is to develop at least 10 truck refuelling stations together.
The contribution of PitPoint will mainly focus on the construction, maintenance and operation of the
LNG stations. Primagaz GB will contribute expertise with regard to sourcing, handling and distribution of
“LNG is a reliable, silent and cleaner fuel and we believe therefore strongly in the growth of this fuel for
the heavy transport sector. The LNG market now, perhaps more than ever, needs a long term vision that
ensures the development of infrastructure. The compatibility of our two organizations ensures that
PitPoint LNG is well positioned to play an important role in this market,” say Martin Bijl, CEO of Primagaz
Benelux and Erik Kemink, CEO of PitPoint.
The joint venture was notified to the European Commission and the two companies expect to finalize
the short-term approval process positively.