Rolande has opened a new LNG station in Ziesar near Berlin. It features two LNG pumps and is located on the Autobahn 2, a strategically important transport corridor for east-west and north-south goods traffic, covering the North Sea and Baltic Sea regions. This facility is Rolande’s seventh German LNG station and reinforces the company’s public refueling network in this country.
As with its other locations, the company has leased the premises from IDS (International Diesel Service), a European provider of fuel cards and fuels. The public self-service station in Ziesar, Brandenburg, is open around the clock, and its large entrance and exit make it ideal for heavy trucks, and customers can refuel with ease. The futuristic architecture is also tailored to the functional requirements of trucks that run on LNG.
Rolande’s filling stations play a key role in Germany’s existing LNG network, which currently comprises 152 public service stations (according to the German energy agency DENA). The company is also a strategic partner for clients with their own fleets and for freight forwarders and transport companies looking to switch to LNG or bio-LNG.
With the opening of the facility in Ziesar, Rolande is forging ahead with the development of a transnational LNG network in Europe. The company already covers the Netherlands and Belgium and plans to open more sites in Germany by the end of the year. It aims to boost the availability of LNG and bio-LNG for transport companies by maintaining its growth trajectory and continuously investing in service stations in these countries.
“We place a high priority on expanding our network to make freight transport more sustainable,” said Jolon van der Schuit, CEO of Rolande. “Bio-LNG is a completely fossil-free and recyclable product that cuts CO2 emissions by up to 100% compared to diesel. Our efforts to make bio-LNG more widely available mean that we and our customers are playing a vital part in reaching the European Commission’s goal of climate-neutral operations in freight transport by 2030.”