The first CNG filling station without crew in Croatia

Macel plin d.o.o. has started works on the location in Slavonski Brod within the Contract signed with Brod plin related to the construction of the Compressed Natural Gas Filling Station, which will be the first in Croatia without crew with automatic payment (card payment).

Today in Croatia there are three CNG stations built in recent times, so  this one in Slavonski Brod will be fourth, but the only one from Zagreb to Belgrade. This is also fourth reference of  Macel plin  Ltd. in Croatia, we are very proud of it. Currently, one CNG filling station is located in Zagreb and operates for the needs of ZET, one in Rijeka (public purposes) and one in Pula (only for the needs of public city transport). All these CNG filling stations (Zagreb, Rijeka, Pula) have a crew, while a self-service filling station (without a crew) is being built in Slavonski Brod.

The grand openning and charging the first vehicles on this innovative and modern CNG filling station  in Slavonski Brod is planned in Spring, 2021. We are extremely honored to be part of the strategic development of Brod plin and the city of Slavonski Brod. The geographical position of Brod-Posavina County provides two important traffic corridors, roads (highway A3 Bregana-Lipovac) and interstate road from the border with Hungary to the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Europe has over 3,500 CNG filling stations, of which 1,063 in Italy alone and 868 in Germany. Of the neighboring countries, Serbia (25) has the most compressed natural gas filling stations, followed by Hungary (21), Slovenia (5) and BiH (3).

Investor: Brod plin d.o.o., Trg pobjede 5, 35000 Slavonski Brod

Subject of the Contract: Procurement, installation of equipment, process connection and commissioning of the CNG filling station.

Introduction to work: 10.12.2020.

Planned commissioning: spring, 2021.

Project location: Slavonski Brod, Croatia

Capacity: The estimated capacity of the Brod plin’s CNG filling station is 325 m3 / h of gas (approx. 230 kg / h). The average tank of the vehicle we own, a Vw Up car (small city car) is 11 kg of gas, and a Vw Caddy (commercial vehicle) 26 kg. Due to the high gas pressure at that position and the output of 30 bar, the filling speed was accelerated to only 3.5 to 5 minutes for our vehicles. Also charging buses and trucks should not be slower due to the size of the tank.

Compressed natural gas, which is abbreviated as CNG, is an alternative fuel. It is a technologically processed natural gas compressed at 200-250 bar. As such, it takes up little space, so it is suitable as fuel for cars, trucks and public passenger transport. CNG has a higher calorific value than gasoline and diesel. As an alternative fuel, it also has cleaner combustion, and the engines are quieter than gasoline and diesel. CNG is created by the technological processing of natural gas (which consists of 99 percent methane). It is first taken out of the network, and then squeezed to 200 or more bars.

You can read more information about the project at the link below:!/blog/hr/kako-brod-plin-pridonosi-ekoloskom-razvoju-grada-slavonskog-broda

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