Spain: two new CNG stations will supply public transport in Mallorca
Redexis is building two new natural gas refueling stations on the island of Mallorca, as well as the necessary infrastructure to supply gas to both facilities. These stations, located in the towns of Felanitx and Calvià, will supply fuel to a total of 111 buses of the public transport service of the Balearic Islands (TIB) from December 2020 and January 2021, respectively.
The Felanitx CNG station, specifically, is being installed on land provided by the Consorci de Transports de Mallorca (CTM). It will supply fuel to a total of 61 buses that will operate from Felanitx to Artá with a consumption of 38.8 GWh/year, and this service can also be extended to other transport companies and industries present in the city.
The Calvià station will be located in the Son Bugadelles industrial estate. It will supply CNG to a total of 50 TIB buses from the first quarter of 2021, with a consumption of 16.9 GWh/year. Private cars and trucks, coaches and vans will be also able to refuel CNG at this facility. Both locations are considered strategic since they are located on the main discretionary transport corridors in Mallorca.
Thanks to the tender by the CTM, a public body of the Government of the Balearic Islands, there are now five branches built by Redexis to supply natural gas to a total of six service stations located at the bases of various concession companies of the TIB service in Mallorca, including the two that Redexis is currently building.
In turn, these CNG stations have made it possible for the island to have more than 170 natural gas coaches for interurban public transport, which join Emaya’s truck fleet and the 100 CNG urban buses recently acquired by the Palma de Mallorca EMT. In 2021, a total of more than 270 public transport vehicles in Mallorca (100 from the EMT and 171 from the TIB) will be powered by CNG, representing about 75% of the fleet.