October 7, 2019. Together with Total, PitPoint has opened its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling station for trucks in Belgium. The station is located in Rekkem, near the French border. Together with the previously opened PitPoint LNG stations at logistical hubs in the Netherlands, this location represents a concrete step towards the realization of an international covering LNG network in north-west Europe.
The new LNG facility adjoins an existing Total station at the LAR transport centre at Rijksweg 746 in Rekkem (Menen), close to the E17/A14 motorway that connects Kortrijk and Lille. As a result, the station has a favorable location for transport movements along the Benelux thoroughfare. And that is good news for transporters who have already made the switch to vehicles that run on LNG.
The station will operate 24/7 and is equipped with two LNG pumps and three staging areas for trucks that run on LNG. Via its subsidiary PitPoint, Total has incorporated its latest innovations into this new LNG station: extra-cold LNG specifically for Volvo trucks and digital dispenser display with fuelling instructions in 11 different languages especially for the international haulers who will come through this station. Everything is installed under an awning to protect drivers from the elements while they refuel. The Total station adjoining the new PitPoint LNG station already features a restaurant and parking facility. As a result, the station is now a full-service stopover for drivers of LNG-fueled vehicles as well.