EPM Gas Technology has built a LNG / CNG station in Mojo Gallardo, located in A-381, 10 of Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz.
The construction of the station is part of the Bestway project and has the aim to implement new LNG / CNG refueling solutions along the Atlantic Corridor. This is materialized in a set of service stations with this type of fuel that are extended from France to the Strait of Gibraltar, being the station of Mojo Gallardo, the one located further south. The project promoter is Gas Natural, currently NEDGIA.
The station, which occupies approximately 374m2, has 2 CNG and 1 LNG loading posts; both of self-supply.
The first phase of the project was developed in EPM’s Engineering Department, from which the project was shaped based on the client’s needs.
When the project was accepted, the construction of the gas station began. One part of the process was developed on the place and the other part at the headquarters of the suppliers of the gas equipment (Global Gas Energy (GGE), Calvera, Cetil and Lapesa). All of them were coordinated from the EPM Engineering Department.
While the civil works were being carried out and the floor was being adapted, the CNG, LNG and CONTROL booths were built in GGE facilities. The pumps were built in Cetil and the LNG tank in Lapesaproced.
Once the foundation phase was finished, especially in the tank area, and when the equipment was finished, they proceeded to position them. It was a key phase in the work plan, which required perfect coordination due to the difficulties involved in handling such a voluminous and delicate equipment as the LNG tank. It is a vertical tank of 60m3 with an approximate capacity of 19,000kg of methane in liquid phase at cryogenic temperatures (-160ºC to -130ºC).
When the equipment was positioned, the piping and electrical lines and the perceptual and operational tests were carried out.
Finally, in mid-October, the plant was opened to the public with excellent results and in less than a month it already has an average consumption of 9000kg of weekly methane and increasing.