Ballast Nedam to Supply a Natural Gas Refuelling Installation in Portugal

  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

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

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.

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. 

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

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.


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
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