Gasrec is to increase the size of its Bio-LNG tanker fleet by 300% over the next year to meet the rapidly growing demand for liquified natural gas from operators.
The company has recently taken delivery of its third cryogenic trailer from Bradford-based M1 Engineering, and has two more in build for completion in the next few months.
In addition, a further three tankers are expected to join the fleet in the second half of the year, in order to help replenish Gasrec refuelling stations across the UK.
The tri-axle tankers can carry up to 20 tonnes of Bio-LNG and will be operated by Reynolds Logistics using Volvo FM LNG 6x2 tractor units to pull the load.
James Westcott, Gasrec chief commercial officer, said: “Bio-LNG is stepping up to become the new fuel driving heavy truck sales within the most sustainable fleets. The product from truck manufacturers is now mature, and in many ways it’s even better to drive than a diesel-engined model, being around 50 per cent quieter.
“Just as we’ve been expanding our team and planning new refuelling sites, this investment will ensure our tankers can keep pace with rising demand for what is currently the only truly sustainable alternative fuel for long-haul trucks.”