HAM, co-financed by the European Union, present the first gas station in the state port system


HAM, co-financed by the European Union, present the first gas station in the state port system

HAM, Port de Barcelona and GALP present the first gas station in the state port system

The installation allows the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed (CNG) to trucks and vehicles

HAM, Port de Barcelona and GALP have presented today the first natural gas station of the state port system, a key facility to promote the use of natural gas as an alternative fuel for land transport of goods. The event was attended by the Marketing and Strategy manager of the HAM Group, Antoni Murugó Solé; the president of the Port of Barcelona, Mercè Conesa; the Environmental manager of the Port, Jordi Vila; the commercial manager of Gas & Power of GALP, Fernando Martín-Nieto Vaquero.

The gas station is located into the GALP service station on the Y Street in the Port of Barcelona and is the result of the agreement between HAM, in charge of the construction and operation of the LNG station, and GALP, which has carried out the improvement of the facilities. In addition, its construction has been financed by European funds, through the CHAMeleon project, aimed at developing the gas supply infrastructure as vehicular fuel in the Barcelona-Slovenia land corridor. The new facility has two compressed natural gas (CNG) pumps for trucks and vehicles, two liquefied natural gas (LNG) pumps for trucks and a cryogenic LNG tank of 60 m3 capacity.

The commissioning of this infrastructure is part of the Port of Barcelona’s Air Quality Improvement Plan, which aims to effectively reduce emissions from port activity. “This gas station  is proof of the strong will of the Port of Barcelona to promote the use of an alternative, clean and sustainable fuel such as natural gas, which significantly reduces nitrogen oxide emissions and eliminates completely Fine particles and oxides of sulfur, “said Mercè Conesa, president of the Port of Barcelona.

In the port area it is estimated that around 2,200 trucks transport goods to various destinations and origins of the area of influence (hinterland) of the Port. Currently, more than 60 trucks are powered by natural gas, either with dedicated engines (that work exclusively with gas) or with dual engines (which combine the use of diesel and natural gas). Of these, 26 trucks were transformed into the dual system thanks to the RePort project, led and coordinated by the Port of Barcelona with the support of ACCIÓ.

This gas station stands out, as pointed out by the Head of Marketing and Strategy of the HAM Group, Antoni Murugó Solé, for its “excellent location in a key logistics point such as the Port of Barcelona”. “This gas station is added to the 21 stations operated by HAM and confirms our commitment to the environment and our firm commitment to LNG as a fuel for heavy transport.”

Likewise, “this gas station is a key element to guarantee the supply of natural gas to the trucks operating in the Port area, to promote the use of this alternative fuel and, ultimately, to improve the quality of the air we breathe”, stressed Conesa. The commercial manager of Gas & Power of GALP, Fernando Martín-Nieto Vaquero, explained how the newly inaugurated installation is “one more step” within the GALP transversal sustainability action plan. “GALP’s commitment to combat climate change pivots on three axes: reducing emissions associated with fuels; promote energy efficiency and the incorporation of renewable energies; and actively participate in the development of sustainable mobility solutions”, Martín-Nieto stressed.


HAM opens the first CNG and LNG station in the Port of Barcelona

The HAM Group has launched a new public station for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and CNG compressed natural gas in the province of Barcelona. This new station is the first one located within the port of Barcelona and with this there are already 18 public stations operated by HAM. (15 LNG points and 13 CNG points).

Although the official opening will be in the months of September and October, the station is already operational for the refueling of vehicles.

Thanks to this new installation of HAM, LNG and CNG will be provided to port vehicles, heavy or light trucks, vans, taxi and passenger cars that have this alternative fuel, not only reducing their fuel operating costs but also supposes a new alternative for the traffic of the Port of Barcelona to reduce gas emissions and improve air quality in Barcelona. The station has a double jet of compressed natural gas and another of liquefied natural gas.

In addition to the station in the port of Barcelona, the HAM Group plans to expand its network of LNG and CNG stations with the installation of new supply points in the peninsula. The most advanced according to the information that GASNAM has received are located in the communities of Aragón, Asturias, Castilla y León, Galicia and Extremadura.

There are now 59 operating gas stations in Spain, which will soon be joined by 43 that are currently under construction.

Currently, the HAM Group is a leader in the integral service of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG), both in industries such as mobile-vehicular, maritime, etc., facilitating more effective and sustainable improvements in installations and supply of natural gas and bunkering services in the naval sector.



HAM Group opens the first LNG station in Slovenia

HAM Grouppaunches the first LNG station in Slovenia, in Ljubljana. The LNG mobile station is part of the cHAMeleon project, funded by the European Commission, through the Executive Agency for Innovation and Networks (INEA), to boost the implementation of the LNG refuelling infrastructure network in the European Union and promote the growth of the LNG market in the road transport sector.

This station has also the suport of ENOSLNG, a Slovenian partner responsible for the development of the LNG market in the region, contributing to the start-up of the first LNG refuelling station in Slovenia, and thus to an alternative cleaning solution for road transport. In addition, this project helps the city’s aim to improve air quality and become one of the greenest capitals in Europe.

The station is located in Ljubljana, he Slovenian capital, at the junction of two major European freight corridors.

Zoran Janković, Mayor of Ljubljana, Sofia Papantoniadou, representative of INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency), Klemen Potisek, Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure, ENOSLNG and ENERGETIKA representatives, HAM engineers and managers were present at the inauguration of the LNGmobile station.

“These new projects consolidate HAM’s leadership position in the LNG sector in Europe”




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The EU member states selects CEF-Transport action cHAMeleon for stimulating the Liquefied Natural Gas as fuel for road transport



The European Commission, through the Executive Agency for Innovation and Networks (INEA), has funded the cHAMeleon initiative among the projects submitted for the 2015 Connect Europe Facility (CEF) Transport Calls to stimulate the implementation of the network of refueling infrastructure. LNG, creating LNG market in new European Areas and promoting the growth of the LNG market in the road transport sector.

This action is led by HAM CRIOGÉNICA, a Spanish company leader in Europe in the design, construction and operation of all types of LNG and CNG facilities, such as regasification plants and refueling stations for LNG and L-CNG, as well as terminals for refueling. In addition, the initiative also has ENOSLNG as a partner, which is a Slovenian company responsible for the development of the LNG market in the region. They develop their own natural gas liquefaction technology and have a small LNG plant.

The general objective of the action is to study the LNG transport market in the Mediterranean Corridor (Barcelona-Ljubljana) through innovative approaches and technologies to enable the rapid deployment of natural gas as an alternative clean fuel in an intelligent and economic way.


cHAMeleon investigates the technological and operational options to carry out improvements in the LNG infrastructure, including vehicles, and the LNG logistics service focused on reducing installation and operation costs and making LNG an attractive viable alternative commercial fuel . The research will also address the relationship between the business and the client in order to adequately address the needs of the client in the different geographical areas.

During action 3, the L-CNG loading stations will be deployed at 3 strategic points along the Mediterranean Corridor, at the Port of Barcelona (Spain), at La Jonquera (Spain) and at Ljubljana (Slovenia).

In addition, within the framework of the Action, data will be collected in order to define the deployment plan of a complete network along the Mediterranean corridor. The data will be collected through the test operation and monitoring of the 3 stations implemented within the framework of the Action, as well as 2 additional stations in Italy and 1 in France, all located at strategic points in the Mediterranean corridor .

The cHAMeleon project is fully aligned with Directive 2014/94 / EU of the European Parliament and Council of October 22, 2014. This Directive defines a common framework of measures for the deployment of alternative fuel infrastructures in the European Union in order to to minimize dependence on oil and to mitigate the environmental impact of transport. It establishes the minimum requirements for the construction of infrastructure for alternative fuels, including networks of LNG stations with non-discriminatory access for LNG ships and road vehicles. The current lack of infrastructure is the key barrier for the development of the market for vehicles fueled by LNG. Therefore, interventions are necessary to stimulate the implementation of said infrastructure.

“The sole responsibility of this publication lies with the author, and the European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.””.  

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