Ballast Nedam to Supply a Natural Gas Refuelling Installation in Portugal PR Newswire NIEUWEGEIN, the Netherlands, July 9, 2013 NIEUWEGEIN, the Netherlands, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Portuguese energy company EDP has committed to using natural gas fuelled vehicles Ballast Nedam is to supply a professional home-base CN G refuelling installation to the Portuguese energy company EDP. The company's target is to run a large proportion of its vehicle fleet on natural gas, and will accordingly buy twenty new natural gas vehicles. The installation will allow the fleet to be refuelled rapidly and conveniently on EDP's own site in Porto. The installation will be delivered on a turnkey basis in August 2013 in collaboration with a Portuguese partner. Ballast Nedam IPM has designed a customized fast-fill refuelling installation for compressed natural gas (CNG). The rapid and complete handling of the vehicles will require the compressor installation to be equipped with a storage facility, and there will also be a specially designed dispenser with fast-fill connector. A release and recording system will also be installed, allowing only authorized EDP users to operate the installation, and supporting the periodic remote reading of volume and consumption information by the company. The market for natural gas as a vehicle fuel is growing in Portugal. There are only a few natural gas refuelling stations in Portugal as yet, but increasing awareness of the environmental and financial benefits of running on natural gas is creating expectations of a sharp increase in the number of stations over the next few years. Ballast Nedam has selected a Portuguese partner for the local work. ERI Engenharia S.A. will take responsibility for the permit acquisition, civil engineering and technical installation on the project site. After commissioning, the company will continue to handle the service and maintenance for the station. The installation will be attached to Ballast Nedam's SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system, which now monitors over seventy natural gas refuelling stations across Europe. ERI Engenharia S.A. has a leading position in the supply of services in the energy industry, based on its broad expertise, versatility, high quality and innovation, in particular in gas, electricity and renewable energy. http://www.eriengineering.com EDP (Energias de Portugal, S.A.) is a global energy company with a leading position in value creation, innovation and sustainability. The company is an important factor in global energy supply, with a presence in thirteen countries, 1.3 million gas supply points, more than 9.8 million electricity users, and over 12,000 employees worldwide. On 31 December 2012 EDP's installed capacity was 23.4GW, producing 54.7 TWh, 60% of which from wind and hydroelectric sources. http://www.edp.pt Ballast Nedam operates on the alternative fuels niche market through investment in public refuelling station networks for cleaner and sustainable fuels, and their implementation, management, commercial operation and maintenance. Ballast Nedam IPM specializes in installation technology for energy and mobility, and designs, builds and maintains refuelling stations for fuels that contribute to the development of sustainable mobility, such as CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), biomethane and hydrogen. http://www.bnipm.com Ballast Nedam engages in integrated projects in The Netherlands in four areas of work: housing, mobility, energy and nature. Within this area we focus on the niche markets: industrial construction, offshore wind turbines, secondary raw materials and alternative fuels. In a number of areas of expertise, we also operate internationally. The Ballast Nedam share is included in the Amsterdam Small Cap Index (AScX) of NYSE Euronext. Ballast Nedam's approach is based on life cycle thinking and acting: we develop, construct, manage and recycle. We are involved in long-term management, maintenance and operation of projects and organize financial feasibility. Our supply and specialized companies deliver competitive edge through innovation, cost leadership and purchasing strength. Ballast Nedam's range of services is shifting towards modular products and specific product-market combinations with greater added value. Ballast Nedam creates enduring quality combined with lower life cycle costs for its customers and society. http://www.ballast-nedam.com PRN NLD Contact: Note for the editorial staff: Further details can be obtained from Ballast Nedam N.V., Adrie van Kessel, telephone +31(0)30-285-41 61
Ballast Nedam to Supply a Natural Gas Refuelling Installation in Portugal
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