First LNG vehicles in use – Infrastructure project by duisport, RWE and Uni

The first vehicles that have been retrofitted for the environmentally-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG) are now in operation in the Port of Duisburg. They consist of a reach stacker and a terminal tractor in use at logport III in Duisburg-Hohenbudberg. The vehicles are filled with a mobile LNG fueling system.

The retrofitting of the vehicles forms a part of a joint research project undertaken by duisport, RWE Supply & Trading and Universität Duisburg-Essen, which is designed to increase the use of LNG as a replacement for diesel in the Port of Duisburg. Because of its trend-setting innovative potential, this LNG infrastructure project is also supported by the European Fund for Regional Development in the amount of EUR 740,000.

“We will consistently pursue the expansion of the LNG infrastructure in the Port of Duisburg. With this initiative, we can make an important contribution to environmental policy,” says duisport's Chief Executive Officer Erich Staake.

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Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) and RWE Power AG will establish a project company for the development of a modern commercial and industrial park with a connected container terminal. Working closely with the municipalities and the region, the project company will develop and market a plot of land. Most of the approximately 53-hectare plot consists of the recultivated area of the Garzweiler surface mine in Grevenbroich and Jüchen.

A total of 45 hectares will be made available for commercial-industrial use, while an eight-hectare parcel has been set aside for a combined transportation terminal (container terminal). This means that the park can also be connected to the national rail freight network. The logistics distribution centers that are located in the vicinity of the planned industrial park can also benefit from the construction of a terminal, as it provides them with the option to shift their transport from road to rail.

As a commercial and industrial park, the parcel offers the ideal conditions for attracting top companies, including the nearby Autobahn connection to the A 46 and A 540.

“We are aware of our responsibility to the region. The development and marketing of such areas requires a lot of expertise, a good network as well as numerous discussions with the involved municipalities and interested companies, to ensure that the region will also benefit in the long term,” emphasizes Lars Kulik, member of the RWE Power Executive Board. “Among other things, duisport contributes its special experience in developing integrated traffic concepts and logistics sites to the joint venture with RWE Power,” says Kulik.

“We also intend to develop a major commercial center with many workplaces on the left side of the Niederrhein. This highly-attractive location expands our site portfolio”, adds duisport Chief Executive Officer Erich Staake. “We are pleased that we are able to implement a project that has such structural importance for the entire Rhine-Ruhr region together with our strong partner RWE Power. It will strengthen the logistics industry, which is so important to North-Rhine Westphalia, for the long term,” says Staake.

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