Plant & Works Engineering
Milestone shows UK industry committed to going greener
Published:  12 June, 2020

Calor is celebrating taking its 1200th load of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from National Grid’s import terminal on the Isle of Grain. The milestone marks just five years since the terminal opened, and equates to more than 24,000T of LNG being supplied across the length and breadth of the UK in that time.

The truck loading facility on the Isle of Grain, which is located 43 miles east of London, opened in 2015, and Calor was the first LNG supplier to load and deliver to its extensive UK LNG customer base, which ranges from large off-grid industrial applications (including Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical) to vehicle refuelling, to name a few.

Mark Gilks, Calor LNG national account manager, commented: “Not only is this a great achievement which shows Calor’s commitment to continually delivering fuel to our customers, especially throughout the current crisis, it also shows the UK’s commitment as a whole to using cleaner, greener fuel sources.

“By using LNG instead of more polluting fuels such as oil and diesel derivatives, we have helped UK businesses cut their CO2 emissions by up to 25% over the past five years, based on the loadings from the Isle of Grain alone.”

LNG provides Calor’s customers with clean, reliable and costeffective energy, for locations that are off the natural gas grid, making it ideal for commercial and industrial applications in need of heat, steam or process-energy. LNG-powered trucks have comparable performance to diesel vehicles in terms of power, acceleration and cruising speed, but can cut CO2 by between 10% and 20%, dependent upon duty cycle and vehicle type. LNG also takes up 600 times less space than conventional natural gas making it easy to transport and store compactly in its liquid form.