The open-access facility, which the Norwegian Circle K will run, will provide heavy-duty vehicles with charging points and hydrogen gas and bio-based liquid fuel pumps.
The station, located at Vädermotet, will start in 2022 by offering ten charging points, with a maximum power capacity of 350 kW-1.0 MW (when fully developed).
The 720 kg (15 trucks/day) of capacity hydrogen gas pump will be put in place in 2023/24.
The project is part of the Tranzero Initiative, a joint emission-mitigation project run by the Port of Gothenburg, the Volvo and Scania groups, and Stena Line. The Swedish seaport aims to reduce carbon emissions from transport to and from the port by 70% by 2030. Achieving it will require, among other things, getting rid of 23kt of CO2 on the land side.
"Overall, the transition is not moving quickly enough for us to meet our target, Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority's Chief Executive, said.
He furthered, "Despite an abundance of ambitions and laudable strategies in the transport sector, what is required is greater cooperation if we are to put into effect the across-the-board approach that will be required to accelerate the transition. We embarked on the Tranzero Initiative to do just that."
Dzanic underlined that "We have highlighted flows that are particularly suited to the transition process. These are mainly flows that are highly repetitive, involve short distances, and include overnight parking at a depot. By the first half of 2022 we will see electrically powered transport flows in the port area."
He also highlighted, "In the immediate future there will be a series of incentives at the terminals to promote fossil-free transport, and also measures where hauliers, forwarders, goods owners, as well as the government and the region are important partners. We have established a fruitful dialogue with all parties concerned regarding their roles."
Photo: Port of Gothenburg