The first fleet of LNG trucks from Argentina was loaded

   The event was held at the Anchoris Thermoelectric Power Plant, Mendoza Province, and was accompanied by the successful loading of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the tanks of six Scania G340 trucks specially motorized to consume the new fuel.

   Owned by the Andreu transporter from Mendoza, the new fleet will mobilize the trailers of the Virtual Gas Pipeline, the system with which Galileo Technologies distributes gas as a liquid fuel. "When this fleet of trucks at the service of Galileo begins to roll on the Argentine routes, we will demonstrate that the LNG is the most suitable fuel for the transport of loads, since it is national, clean and cheap," said Osvaldo del Campo, President and CEO of Galileo Technologies, on the occasion of the announcement.

   Equipped with two cryogenic fuel tanks that allow to load 265 kilograms of LNG, the trucks have a fuel autonomy of 1.100 kilometers. During their tours, which include mountain and gravel routes, the new trucks will tow the trailers with which Galileo takes LNG from wells scattered in Mendoza and Neuquén to the recently inaugurated Anchoris Thermoelectric Plant, which consumes it as fuel.

   With the replacement of diesel trucks with new ones powered by LNG, Galileo Technologies expects to achieve higher levels of environmental and economic efficiency in each freight. Lower emissions from leaks and lower fuel costs in each freight, which will be reduced by up to 50%.

   Andrés Leonard, general director of Scania Argentina, stressed that "it is the first time that heavy vehicles that operate completely on gas, and more specifically on LNG, are entering the country. We are proud to be pioneers not only for the fact of introducing new technology to the country, but also because it collaborates directly with the reduction of environmental impact."

   "Obsessed by innovation and being more efficient and sustainable, we decided to invest in the purchase of these trucks accompanying Galileo in this challenge," said Eduardo Andreu, Director of Transportation Andreu.