From 19 to 21 September 2012, the NGVA Europe will hold an EXCLUSIVE LNG for transport event-LNG 4 Trucks And Ships Workshop- in Amsterdam City, the Netherlands. This is an exclusively event organized for LNG, LBG, LCNG, dual fuel vehicles and filling station segments.
The workshop will be hosted by Ballast Nedam IPM- a turn-key supplier of complete service stations and filling stations for alternatives and traditional fuels and one of the top-five largest Dutch construction and engineering companies that also operates around the globe.
The GVR/NGV Communications Group is the organizer of the event.
A unique technical tour, workshops, table-tops exhibitions, and vehicles display will be integrated as the core activities of the event.
Goals of the event
- To intensely promote and debate all aspects of LNG-for-transport, as the only real alternative to diesel fuels
- To improve know-how in the LNG sector and exchange on road and marine experiences with dual fuel and dedicated engines
- To gather people from all industrial sectors involved in this high potential new business
Who should attend
- Truck OEMs
- Truck and marine engine producers
- Specialized marine shipyards
- LNG vehicle equipment suppliers
- LNG and LCNG filling stations equipment suppliers
- Port authorities and related institutions
- Regulations makers
- Potential and existing investors
- Filling stations owners and builders
- Vehicle converter
- Fuel suppliers
- Fleet owners
Why Amsterdam, why Europe
The Netherlands is a major gas-distribution hub in Europe. One of world’s major gas companies, Gasunie, is headquartered in this country.
It is the 2nd largest gas producer and exporter in the continent. The country has the 25th largest gas reserves in the world with more than1.4 tcm gas and produces over 78.7 tcm/annum.
Recently, Europe LNG technology has been enriched by various LNG and dual fuel on-road and off-road vehicles added in this continent: trucks, tankers, ships, trucks, and other Heavy-Duty Vehicles. Various OEM LNG/dual fuel vehicles and conversion systems are headquartered in Europe.
Another big LNG-for-transport related companies, America, have opened their branches in Europe, considering the region’s potential in adopting more LNG and dual fuel vehicles.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands is located in the middle of main LNG users: Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK, etc. Being the capital city, Amsterdam has one of the most convenience, largest, and strategically located international airport-the Schiphol Airport.
Not only new dual fuel LNG/diesel tanker MT Argonon has been recently added to Dutch marine fleet, various vehicle makers and LNG fuel distributor and filling station owners are available in this market. Dutch-based Peter Shipyards and its partner are on their way developing LNG Greenstream Tanker for a marine logistic company in the Netherlands. Outside the Netherlands, LNG tankers are and will be used in Finland and Norway, for example.
Various OEM LNG HDVs are already available in the Netherlands, which includes Volvo dual fuel diesel/LNG, as well as MB Econic Mono Fuel and Iveco Stralis Mono Fuel that run on LNG or Liquefied Biomethane (LBM). In Europe, Iveco, MAN, and Scania are the players in the OEM LNG HDVs. Several conversion companies that convert 0km diesel-powered HDVs into dual-fuel system are available in Europe.
Several LNG filling stations are already in operation or under constructions in this “tulips” country. In fact, plans for new LNG/LCNG filling stations, LNG receiving terminal, and regasification terminal are in the agenda. For example, Ballast Nedam IPM plans to build more than 60 LNG filling stations within the next five to ten years, to serve an estimated 10,000 Heavy-Duty Vehicle (HDV). Three LNG stations are planned for 2012, the first one operational in June in Zwolle.
This “Zwolle” LNG station has a distinctive feature: it can can fuel all types of LNG vehicles and saturated pressures from one dispenser – the first of its kind in Europe.
The Dutch stakeholders anticipate that LNG will play a dominant role in energy supply in the future.
LNG is a growing industry in Europe and in the Netherlands.