Ocado Group is to open a natural gas refuelling station at its Dordon Customer Fulfilment Centre.
In January 2019, the online supermarket became the first UK retailer to self-fund the purchase of an onsite grid-connected gas refuelling station at its depot in Hatfield.
The new facility at Dordon is due to open in Q2 2022 to fuel the ten compressed natural gas tractor units that are already being run from the site .
Graham Thomas, fleet operations nanager at Ocado Group, said: “The results we have seen since beginning our switch to gas have been fantastic and shown that we are on the right path to a cleaner, more environmentally-friendly future. This new facility at Dordon will allow us to get more gas trucks on the road and access delivery routes further up the country with our CNG fleet.”
Like Hatfield, the site will again be designed and built by Gasrec and will be a tanker fed operation, with Ocado signing a 10-year supply agreement with Gasrec.