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  • New initiative for port of Duisburg: RWE and Duisport are pioneering use of LNG
    édité le 04/01/2017 - Plus de news de "RWE" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "RWE"

New initiative for port of Duisburg: RWE and Duisport are pioneering use of LNG
RWE Supply & Trading and Duisport have committed to jointly create the necessary infrastructure to use LNG (liquefied natural gas) in the Duisburg port. The goal is to develop and implement a joint and sustainable logistics concept for the provision, storage, distribution and utilisation of LNG. A space for the new LNG service station has already been chosen. The partners have previously been working together to evaluate the possible application of LNG to replace diesel fuels.

„We are happy to be working with Duisport on this innovative project. The port of Duisburg provides excellent possibilities for the use of LNG”, emphasizes Andree Stracke, Member of the Executive Board of RWE Supply & Trading GmbH. “As the biggest inland port in the world it has a perfect connection to all traffic channels.” Not only vessels, trains, port vehicles and lorries, but also the Rhein-Ruhr region’s industries and dense population offer excellent opportunities including a large potential consumer base.

„With their long track record in LNG sourcing as well as building, operation and maintenance of gas supply assets, RWE is the ideal partner for this project”, says Erich Staake, CEO of Duisport. “This project is another step forward in our endeavor to permanently optimise the port of Duisburg.”

As a first step, a mobile fuel pump will be installed that can be easily relocated if needed. This pump will be used in the pilot phase to supply LNG to port vehicles (so called reach stacker and terminal towing vehicles) as well as lorries from local logistics companies. The vehicles will be converted to LNG supply and thoroughly tested in daily operations. The investment required for this first step amount to about half a million Euros.

LNG is natural gas that is liquefied by cooling it to -161°. Its volume is reduced to approximately 1/600 of natural gas volume at normal pressure. Thus, transport of big amounts of natural gas becomes possible. LNG is far more eco-friendly as emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide and fine dust are lower than other fuels.

About RWE

With its operating business fields of Conventional Power Generation and Energy Trading, RWE AG is indispensable to the proper functioning of the energy system and for security of supply in Europe. Our third pillar is our majority shareholding in RWE International SE (innogy).

RWE Generation is currently one of the leading power generation companies in Europe and is a top performer and centre of competence for conventional power generation within the RWE Group. The company currently has a power generation capacity of over 40,000 Megawatt and a workforce of around 14,000 people at 79 locations. In Germany alone, its power plants currently provide one third of supply. RWE Generation is working to ensure that power is generated in an even more environmentally friendly way in the future, that it continues to be reliably available and remains affordable. The company is proud to work on this important future task. We feel strongly committed to the people in the regions in which we are active.

RWE Supply & Trading is a leading European energy trading house and an active player on the global wholesale markets for energy and energy-related raw materials in both their physical and/or derivative forms. This includes power, gas, coal, freight, oil, weather derivatives, biomass, emissions certificates and renewable energies. We are responsible for the economic optimisation of power generation and the entire non-regulated gas business of RWE. Large industrial companies and trading partners are offered long-term delivery concepts by RWE Supply & Trading next to trading-based portfolio and risk management solutions.

Origine : Communiqué RWE

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