BOC has opened its first public LNG refeuller at Tarcutta, NSW, representing a vital link in the company’s planned network of stations for the low emissions trucking fuel along the Hume Highway.
The state of the art Tarcutta refeuller is the centrepiece of BOC’s proposed LNG supply chain for trucks along the major Australian transport corridor.
The gases and engineering company has other LNG refuelling stations already operating at Preston, VIC and in development at Wetherill Park, NSW with others to open along the Hume Highway in the near future.
Trucking and logistics company Linfox will be amongst the first to benefit from BOC’s patented refuelling technology having ordered two purpose-built LNG vehicles to service their Sydney to Melbourne work with BOC.
Linfox’s President Resources & Industrial, Ian Kent said the company was proud to be wo
rking alongside BOC in promoting an economical low-emissions fuel alternative for the trucking sector.
“Linfox and BOC share the same commitment to driving innovative solutions which make a difference,’’ Mr Kent said.
BOC is Australia’s original pioneer in developing the LNG highway concept, having already rolled out Australia’s first Micro-LNG plant at Westbury, Tasmania and, along with truck consortium LNGR, a network of refuelling stations around the island state in 2011.
The company is also heavily focused on developing an LNG highway servicing Australia’s eastern seaboard of which the Tarcutta refeuller forms a vital part.
The project is well progressed with BOC spending approximately $65 million upgrading its Dandenong Air Separation Unit (ASU) and LNG facilities in 2010. This is in addition to the development of a micro-LNG plant near the Queensland township of Chinchilla which will be providing the trucking industry with the cleaner alternative fuel from 2014.
At its LNG plants, BOC liquefies natural gas in a refrigeration process and transports the resulting LNG in specially-designed vacuum tankers to its network of refuelling stations.