Redexis and Cepsa have opened their first refuelling station for natural gas vehicles (NGV), within the framework of the strategic agreement announced last June, by which both companies committed to creating the largest natural gas station network in Spain.
The new natural gas station, which is already in service, has a gas pump capable of supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to all types of heavy vehicles, in a refuelling time of between 3 and 6 minutes.
The facility is located at exit 649 of the Autovía del Mediterráneo (A-7), passing through Puerto Lumbreras (Murcia). It is a strategic point for the transport of goods, through which 5,000 to 8,000 heavy vehicles circulate every day, since it is the main communication route between Barcelona and Algeciras.
Redexis has invested around €1 million to construct the natural gas refuelling station, which is also expected to start offering compressed natural gas (CNG) for light vehicles in the coming months.
Belén Mateo, director of Franchise and Direct Management of Cepsa Service Stations, highlighted: “At Cepsa we want to offer our clients all the energy solutions they require by diversifying our offer. Today we begin to realize our objective of promoting the largest gas mobility network in Spain, for both light and heavy transport, and continue to make progress in the energy transition.”
For his part, Javier Migoya, director of Tertiary and Industrial Expansion (B2B) of Redexis, has valued: “From Redexis we celebrate the start-up of this first gas station together with Cepsa, which means continuing to promote the energy infrastructures necessary for professionals and citizens, have more economical, sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility solutions. From Redexis we continue to advance in our firm commitment to promote natural gas as a real alternative for sustainable mobility.”
Cepsa and Redexis are working on the opening of twenty CNG refuelling stations that will be built and put into operation throughout 2020, and which will involve an investment of around €15 million.
In June 2019, Redexis and Cepsa agreed to create the largest network of LNG and CNG refuelling stations in Spain, with the aim of expanding the supply of energy solutions and promoting sustainable mobility. In this agreement, Redexis promised to make an investment of 30 million euros in the 2019-2021 period to undertake the construction and maintenance of 50 gas stations located in Cepsa Service Stations, whose supply and marketing will be handled by Cepsa. In the following two years, this alliance plans to reach 80 supply facilities, with a total investment of 60 million euros.