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Flogas Britain invests millions in LNG distribution fleet
Flogas Britain, the UK’s leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) provider, has announced a multi-million pound investment in its LNG distribution fleet.
The investment, which gives Flogas the largest commercial LNG distribution fleet in the country, has seen best-in-class GOFA tankers take to the roads, providing unrivalled service to Flogas customers.
LNG is produced by liquefying natural gas to significantly reduce its volume, making it easily transported to large, off-grid businesses.
With nine LNG tankers on the road, more than any of its competitors, the investment offers Flogas customers unparalleled flexibility, reliability and delivery security.
Rob McCord, Flogas Head of LNG explains: “The new fleet brings much greater efficiencies in terms of deliveries. It enables us to create hubs, and spread our trucks across the country so we are better placed to meet our customers’ needs, especially during traditionally challenging periods.
The new fleet is the final piece in the Flogas LNG jigsaw, which also includes 12 fully trained specialist drivers, a large support, technical, logistics and sales team, and dedicated LNG fleet scheduling. The result is a full LNG infrastructure that covers the whole of the UK.
The investment news follows the announcement last November that Flogas was given the honour of ‘first fill’ at the new Isle of Grain LNG terminal, in recognition of its importance to the National Grid as their biggest LNG customer, and reward for setting the pace of LNG distribution in the UK.
McCord concludes: “These are exciting times for Flogas and our customers; we’ve created a specialist LNG team, have the largest fleet and most comprehensive LNG infrastructure in the country, and have designed and developed the largest LNG conversion project ever seen in the UK. On top of this, we’ve been rewarded by the largest LNG terminal in Europe.
“The new fleet will allow us to build on our current success, and continue to innovate and lead the LNG sector. However, we won’t rest on our laurels; we have aggressive expansion plans, and expect to see the fleet double over the next few years, ensuring we have a market leading LNG infrastructure for years to come.”