The HAM gas station network incorporates a new LNG station in Madrid

HAM Group opens a new LNG (liquefied natural gas) service station in Madrid

The new station is located in Velilla de San Antonio

A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) service station opens in Madrid, located at the Transportes Carrasco facilities, at Calle Tambora 4, Velilla de San Antonio, Madrid (GPS: 40.346005, -3.469620), next to the M-208, one of the roads of the main network of the Community of Madrid, which connects the M-300 in Arganda del Rey with the M-203, at the height of Mejorada del Campo.

HAM Carrasco, designed, built and start up by HAM Criogénica, it has been possible thanks to the commitment of HAM Group and Transportes Carrasco for Liquefied Natural Gas for road transport, with the aim of reducing emissions. The new service station has a deposit of 80m3 tank of 18bar pressure, with a liquefied natural gas dispenser for trucks and heavy vehicles, which can be freely accessed 24/7, throughout the year. Payments can be made with any debit / credit card, in addition to being able to use the HAM card for professionals, exclusively for freelancers and companies.

LNG is a real, clean and safe alternative to fossil fuels, which helps to mitigate the greenhouse effect on the environment, due to the reduction of polluting emissions compared to other fuels. Liquefied natural gas reduces fine particles by 95%, nitrogen oxides by 35% and CO2 emissions by 15%, resulting in better air quality.

It should be noted that vehicles powered by LNG manage to reduce the noise of their engines by 50%, and a saving of 30-50%, thanks to our prices, compared to other fuels. They also have the ECO label from the DGT, which allow access to cities in episodes of high pollution, as well as tax incentives and discounts, depending on the different autonomous communities.

With the opening of the new HAM Carrasco gas station, our customers can refuel in an extensive network, in continuous expansion, made up of 80 compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas service stations, which allow them to circulate on the main national and European routes, with a more ecological and economical fuel, being able to travel distances of up to 1600km without the need to refuel.

At ham HAM Group we continue working, together with our subsidiaries, to develop new projects and continue to expand our network of CNG-LNG service stations in Spain and the rest of Europe.

Natural gas is an energy of the present with a long journey and possibilities to further reduce the carbon footprint at a global level

HAM Group grants an interview to My City at full throttle to talk of the present and future of natural gas

Mi Ciudad a todo gas interview with the Marketing Director of HAM Group

Is sustainability for the HAM Group a strategic element for the management of the company?
HAM Group, consider sustainability as a strategic element for the management of the company. The strategic decisions of the company have always been made from a sustainable point of view. We are a company in constant change and evolution, always trying to have the best available technology that allows us to take another step towards zero emissions.

HAM Group HAM was a pioneer in its commitment to NGV service stations in Spain. What is the current situation of the deployment of the gas station network in Spain and at what rate do you think the current gas station infrastructure will grow in the coming years?
Currently HAM has more than 25 CNG supply points and 27 LNG supply point for heavy vehicles, all of them open to the public. In total there are about 100 CNG points and 66 LNG points in Spain.
In 2020, despite the difficulties, HAM has opened 7 new CNG points and another 6 LNG points, being the year with the most new openings. This is a general market trend, since 2020 is the year with the most openings of NGV stations and there are already several companies that have communicated their intention to expand the supply network.
For this 2021 in HAM we will exceed our own figures and we are convinced that by the middle of the year we will have more openings than in 2020.

Do you have vehicles powered by natural gas in your transportation fleet? What advantages would you highlight of vehicular natural gas compared to other technologies?
Our entire fleet of heavy vehicles is powered by natural gas. Light vehicles and cars are natural gas except one electric. Natural gas vehicles allow freedom of movement and flexibility that other technologies do not offer. The handling and feel are the same as conventional vehicles, but they reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful particles. It is a technology of the present with a long history and possibilities to further reduce the carbon footprint at a global level. All this at a price similar to that of a conventional vehicle and an operating cost that is reduced by about 50%.

Do you consider that biomethane will have a relevant weight in Spanish sustainable mobility in the coming years?
We believe that biomethane should be the center of new technology developments. With biomethane a circle is closed that allows not only not to increase greenhouse gases but also globally these would be reduced.
Biomethane production is carried out on farms, landfills, food companies ... Many of these productions are owned by small companies, some in the primary sector. With the use of biomethane we are boosting the local economy, nearby companies and whose benefit remains in our country and to a large extent in our towns.
We believe that sustainability is not just an ecological issue. That our country begins to be energy self-sufficient and that energy production is concentrated in thousands of small producers, we believe is the most sustainable energy management model.

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HAM and LIMAGAS build the first CNG gas stations in Cuzco

HAM Group and Limagas Movilidad are in charge of building the first CNG-LNG service stations in Cuzco and the first LNG gas stations in Peru.

These gas stations will be the first to offer LNG in Peru

HAM builds together with LIMAGAS Movilidad, a investee Company by Lipigas and HAM Group, the first CNG service stations in the Cuzco region and the first LNG gas stations in Peru.

The first CNG station that has been put into operation, inaugurated on December 29, is the Biocom compressed natural gas station, located on Avenida la Cultura s / n km 6, in the district of San Jerónimo (GPS: -13.544790, -71.894034). This is one of the main avenues of the city of Cuzco, extending from west to east between the districts of Cuzco, Wnachaq, San Sebastián and San Jerónimo, with an extension of almost 13 kilometers, which makes it the longest avenue in the city, with significant vehicle traffic.

The service station offers its customers an 80m3 LNG tank, with a CNG pump and 2 double dispensers that allow refueling compressed natural gas. In addition, the first gas station in Cuzco is ready to expand with a liquefied natural gas supplier.

The Cuzco gas station is the first of the three projected vehicular natural gas stations, to which a second station in Cuzco and another in Quillabamba will be added throughout 2021.

During the inauguration, the authorities of the Regional Government of Cuzco declared that "with this vehicular natural gas station the energy matrix will be promoted and changed, and it will also serve to lower fuel costs." For its part, the Camisea Consortium, in charge of the most important energy project in Peru, highlighted the benefit for the inhabitants of Cuzco, "bringing them a much more economical and environmentally friendly energy."

With these new projects, HAM Group continues to help promote the use of CNG-LNG in South America, where our subsidiary HAM Chile was chosen, by Empresas Lipigas, for the design, construction and commissioning of the first liquefied natural gas station in Chile.

We currently make available to all our clients a network of service stations made up of 75 LNG and / or CNG Gas Stations, of which 30 are in Spain, 16 in Italy, 9 in Belgium, 12 in Holland and 8 in France, all located at strategic points for road transport.

TPer Spa already has a HAM Italia LNG mobile unit in Bologna

Tper S.p.a. refuels in Bologna its new fleet of buses with our first mobile unit LNG HAM Italia on the Italian market

Tper S.p.a. refuels in Bologna its new fleet of buses with our mobile unit LNG HAM Italia, the first we have in the Italian market. Find out how it works thanks to this video.

 

HAM Group expands its network of LNG-CNG service stations in the Netherlands and Belgium

HAM expands network of LNG-CNG stations in the Netherlands and Belgium

HAM Card customers can refuel at PitPoint Gas Stations

HAM Group continues to expand its network of LNG service stations in Europe, thanks to the agreement reached with the Dutch company PitPoint, which will allow the HAM Card users, to refuel at 2 new stations, in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The first of these stations is Rekkem, located at Lar, Rijksweg 746, 8930, Belgium (GPS: 50.774923, 3.187968), close to the French border, close to the E17 / A14 motorway, between Kortrijk and Lille, which makes it a favorable location for transport throughout the Benelux.

Regarding the Netherlands station, it is the Zwolle station, located at Kleefstraat 7, 8028 PR (GPS: 52.538360, 6.170244), next to the N758 and 10 minutes from the A28, motorway that crosses the Dutch provinces of Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel, Drenthe and Groningen.

The LNG stations of PitPoint.LNG are unmanned and accessible 24/7. Step-by-step refuelling instructions are available in 11 different languages and can be selected via the top button of the pump display. In addition, the stations in Zwolle (the Netherlands) and Rekkem (Belgium) have extra cold LNG (for a better range) available, especially for Volvo trucks.

PitPoint will soon open new liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas service stations in Germany, which will be added to the network of service stations that Grupo HAM makes available to all its customers.

Currently, HAM Group makes available to all its customers a network of service stations made up of 76 LNG and / or CNG gas stations, of which 30 are in Spain, 16 in Italy, 9 in Belgium, 14 in the Netherlands and 7 in France, all located in strategic points for road transport.

At HAM we work day by day, together with our subsidiaries, to offer the best products and services related to natural gas, expanding our network of service stations in Spain and the rest of Europe, making a real energy alternative available to our customers to fossil fuels. LNG and CNG are clean and environmentally friendly fuels, which manage to reduce the environmental impact, with a lower emission of CO2, nitrogen oxides and fine particles. In addition, liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas offer an important economic advantage, since they allow savings between 30-50% compared to other fuels that are less respectful with the environment.

New HAM GNC-GNL Gas Station for Beroil in Rubena, Burgos

HAM Group opens a new CNG-LNG service station in Rubena, Burgos

The Gas Station is part of the Yellow Project of HAM Group

HAM Group launched an LNG mobile station in Rubena, Burgos in 2016, property of Beroil, which, thanks to the development of our Yellow Project, has become a new fixed station, where customers can refuel liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas.

HAM Criogénica has been in charge, together with our R&D department, of the design, construction and commissioning of an ultra-compact facility, which has an underground tank, as in Irún, Gipuzkoa, where we were pioneers when building the first LNG-CNG station in Europe with the tank underground. This has allowed the installation of the equipment in a location of only 300m² in size, making 95% of the gas station surface passable, while eliminating any impact on vehicle traffic flows and reducing the aesthetic impact.

The new service station, property of Beroil, is located on the Madrid-Irún N-1 Highway, kilometer 247 (How to get there), next to the A1, also known as the Autovía del Norte, which connects Madrid with France, which makes it one of the main communication axes with the north of the country, as well as with the rest of Europe. It is also close to the AP-1 or North Highway, which connects Vitoria-Gasteiz with Irún.

The gas station has a buried tank with a capacity of 80.000 liters of LNG, which works at low pressures (2-3bar), with the capacity to supply up to 12.000Kg/h of LNG and 10.000 kilos of CNG per day. The service station has a buried coldbox, an “on the fly” conditioning system and 2 double dispensers (4 nozzles) of Liquefied Natural Gas for trucks and heavy vehicles, and 1 double dispenser (2 nozzle) of Compressed Natural Gas for cars, light vehicles and trucks.

The opening hours are 24 hours, throughout the year, being able to freely access and make payments with any credit or debit card. Companies and freelancers can enjoy our HAM card for professionals.

Currently HAM has an extensive network made up of 74 service stations, between fixed and mobile, in Spain and the main European routes. We continue to bet on CNG and LNG, as an alternative fuel, with the aim of minimizing environmental impact. Compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas are clean and sustainable fuels, which reduce emissions of CO2, nitrogen and fine particles, also allowing significant savings of 30-50% for customers, compared to the price of other fuels.

HAM Group continues working to expand its network of LNG-CNG Gas Stations in Spain and the rest of Europe.

YELLOW project of HAM Group

HAM Group Yellow Project consists of burying the CNG-LNG tank

Pioneers in Europe betting on LNG-CNG gas stations with buried tank

Yellow Project is the HAM Group commitment to the construction of CNG-LNG service stations in confined spaces. The construction of a gas station implies the installation of large equipment, such as the tank, which requires large surfaces to be placed, respecting all the established security measures, which ends up reducing the useful space for the installation of liquefied natural gas (heavy vehicles) and compressed natural gas dispensers (passenger car and trucks).
HAM Criogénica, together with our R&D team, has been in charge of the development of the Yellow Project, which proposes the burial of the gas tank under the circulating area of the service station, thus allowing the installation of a large storage volume without impacting the gas station circulation flows, thus providing a larger and safer surface. All equipment has been designed and manufactured in our facilities and those of Vakuum, a HAM Group company specialized in the design, production of semi-trailers and mobile units for the transport of LNG and Air gases, following the latest innovations and quality regulations and EU and ASME design.

Proceso de soterramiento del depósito GNL en el Proyecto Yellow

Gasinera GNC-GNL con tanque soterrado en Irún, Gipuzkoa

The first CNG-LNG service station that is part of the Yellow Project is the new gas station that we have designed, built and commissioned in Irún, Gipuzkoa. It is an ultra-compact gas station, on a surface of only 310m2, located in Antxotxipi Kalea 4 (How to get there), next to the AP-8, also known as the Cantabrian Highway.
The buried tank of the service station has 80,000 liters of LNG capacity, works at low pressures (3 bar), has a submerged pump and can supply up to 12,000kg/h of LNG and 10,000 kilos of CNG per day. The gas station has an buried coldbox, an "on the fly" conditioning system and allows the installation of up to 2 dispensers (4 nozzles) of Liquefied Natural Gas and 1 double dispenser (2 nozzles) of Compressed Natural Gas.
The CNG-LNG service station, safer and with less necessary safety distances, is monitored remotely, guaranteeing its perfect operation and allowing any incident to be solved quickly.
The design is also compatible with international ISO standards and, especially, with french standards 4718, 1413 and 1414.
At HAM Group we work daily, in continuous contact with our customers, suppliers and manufacturers, to develop high-quality and reliable advances in the improvement of CNG-LNG infrastructure and logistics services, taking respect for the environment as a starting point.

HAM Tres Cantos CNG-LNG visited by Centímetros Cúbicos

HAM Tres Cantos is visited by Centímetros Cúbicos of Antena 3 to explain how to refuel CNG

The Antena 3 program talks about CNG and how to refuel in a Gas Station

The HAM Tres Cantos CNG-LNG service station has been visited by the Cubic Centimeters program of Antena 3, where they talk about Compressed Natural Gas, as well as where and how to refuel.

CNG is a real alternative, cheaper and more respectful with the environment, than fuels derived from petroleum, since it is composed of 80-99% methane (CH4) and the rest is made up of additions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and hydrocarbons.

 

Compressed natural gas reduces carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by 95%, nitrous oxides (NOx) by 90%, hydrocarbons by 80%, and nitrogen oxides by 30% and carbon dioxide (CO2) by 25% compared to gasoline and 35% compared to diesel. It also does not contain sulfur, particles, traces of lead, heavy metals, toxic additives of organic lead or benzene.

In addition, vehicles that use compressed natural gas reduce noise pollution thanks to a smoother and quieter ride than engines that use petroleum-derived fuels.

How to refuel CNG

Compressed natural gas is refueled in a similar way to other fuels, such as gasoline or diesel, taking into account the same precautions and respecting the safety measures that are indicated in all service stations.

Currently, the HAM Group makes available to all its customers an extensive network made up of 72 CNG-LNG service stations, between fixed and mobile, located in Spain and the main European road transport routes.

HAM and Lipigas build Chile’s first LNG gas station

HAM and Lipigas build the first liquefied natural gas service station in Chile

The new service station allows you to refuel Liquefied Natural Gas

HAM Chile, a subsidiary of HAM Group, has been chosen by Lipigas Companies for the design, construction and commissioning of Chile's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) gas station. This will be located at the facilities of Transportes San Gabriel, Linares, Maule Region, very close to the Ruta Cinco Sur (Pan-American Highway in Chile), which is part of the country's main land communication artery.

The project has been possible thanks to Lipigas' commitment to vehicular liquefied natural gas, with the aim of contributing to sustainable development through the design of efficient energy solutions that help its customers in the challenge of reducing their environmental impact and that thanks this fuel will reduce CO2 emissions, nitrogen oxides and fine particles.

The new service station will allow the continuous supply of LNG to a fleet of 30 trucks from Cervecera AB InBev Chile, which will be incorporated into the transport fleet of Transportes San Gabriel. The vehicles, which reduce harmful emissions to the environment, will allow fuel savings of over 20% compared to other less environmentally friendly fuels.

Lipigas is a relevant player in the energy market in Latin America, with a presence in Chile, Colombia and Peru, which allows it to deliver comprehensive energy solutions to its customers through its different products, which on their own or with combined solutions satisfy the needs energy of its customers.

HAM Chile Spa has been operating for several years in South America, with its own facilities and staff in the Santiago metropolitan region, which allows HAM Group to continue its expansion and have greater proximity with its customers, making available a wide variety of products and services: design, construction, maintenance and supply of CNG-LNG service stations; regasification plants (PSR), bunkering, manufacture of cryogenic tanks for LNG and air gases, etc.

HAM Group commitment to the environment has been recognized with multiple mentions and awards, the last of which is the Environmental Entrepreneurship Award, granted by Gasnam, the Iberian Association that is responsible for promoting the use of natural gas, both in land mobility as maritime.

HAM GROUP HAM ADVANCES SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS OF CHARGING TANKER TRUCK IN ENAGÁS

HAM Group has closed an important agreement with the Marseille Methane Terminal to be able to refuel LNG at its terminal

Part of the loads will be carried out in the metanera terminal of Marseille

Assessing the foreseeable problems of lack of tank loading capacity during the winter period, the Enagás’ plant in Barcelona and the Bahía Bizkaia’s plant, HAM Group has signed an important LNG contract at the Marseille Terminal, in order to avoid the shortage of its customers in Spain during this period.

The winter of 2019 passed with great difficulties for drivers when it came to meet their LNG tanker transport commitments, due to the collapse of the few loading terminals for trucks that Enagás makes available to trading companies. Queues of tanker trucks with up to 8 hours of delay to load, together with an unequal priority system, which clearly harm industrial customers and natural gas service stations, caused many customers were out of supply at certain moments.

The trading and transport companies have repeatedly requested Enagás to expand the charging points for greater and necessary efficiency of the current system, which is clearly insufficient.
Far from meeting the continuous requests of customers to Enagás, Technical Manager of the Spanish Gas System, to expand the loading capacities of the tanks, a new auction system has been regulated that predictably leads us to the same problem of collapse of 2019, adding greater speculation and, as a consequence, much higher prices, which border on abuse, and which will inevitably end up having an impact on the end customer.

Given the saturation of the loading docks in the winter season and the lack of sensitivity and vigilance on the part of the Administrative Bodies, in charge of ensuring services of general interest such as this one, as well as the clear and absolute contradiction of the Administration's discourse for the environmental improvement, promoting the use of liquefied natural gas and biomethane as clean energy in industry and transport, but without providing the basic logistical means to achieve the objectives, HAM Group has decided to anticipate the foreseeable problem to load tankers during the winter period, due to lack of action by Enagás and the current circumstances that we are facing.

Grupo HAM will carry out part of its supplies from the Marseille LNG terminal, in addition to redirecting its fleet among the different Iberian LNG terminals in order to minimize incidents, which as a result of this lack, almost certainly, will be repeated in the coming winter.