Hexagon Agility receives order for compressed natural gas fuel systems from Scania Colombia
Hexagon Agility has received an order from Scania Colombia, a leading global bus and truck OEM, to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems for 9 and 12 meter buses. These new low-emission buses are built with bodies (the part of a bus that encloses the bus’s passenger compartment) by Busscar, a Colombian bus bodybuilder, and are ideal for city driving.
This order has an estimated value of USD 5.2 million (approx. NOK 46.3 million).
“As the Colombian city of Bogota continues to work towards reducing its carbon footprint, these new CNG buses are groundbreaking, particularly the 9-meter buses suitable for stop-and-go transportation,” said Juan Carlos Ocampo, General Manager of Scania Colombia. “We are committed to providing sustainable solutions to clients like the city of Bogota to help them achieve their sustainability goals.”
“We are very excited to partner with Scania Colombia by offering best-in-class CNG fuel systems for the transit bus OEM market,” said Eric Bippus, Hexagon Agility senior vice president of global sales and marketing. “We believe clean air is a right, not a privilege. This partnership with Scania is an important step in Hexagon Agility’s efforts, our vision, clean air everywhere, a global reality.”
About the market
The city of Bogota in Colombia is considered one of the five busiest cities in the world. Traffic emissions are the biggest contributor to unhealthy urban air quality. To reduce pollution in the city and in Colombia, the Colombian government confirmed its plan to reduce 51% of CO2 emissions by 2030 during COP26. Compared to diesel buses, these new CNG buses play a crucial role by reducing NOx emissions by 80%. , suspended matter by 96% and sulfur dioxide emissions by 100%. In addition, it reduces noise emissions by 50%.
Deliveries of the CNG fuel systems are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2022.
For more informations:
Karen Romer, SVP Communications, Hexagon Composites ASA
Telephone: +47 950 74 950 | [email protected]
Scania is a leading global provider of transport solutions, including heavy-duty trucks and buses, combined with a comprehensive product-related service offering. Scania offers vehicle financing, insurance and rental services so our customers can focus on their core business. Scania is also a leading supplier of industrial and marine engines. With 50,000 employees in approximately 100 countries, the sales and service network is strategically placed where its customers need it, regardless of where they operate. Research and development activities are mainly concentrated in Sweden. Production takes place in Europe and Latin America with facilities for worldwide exchange of components and complete vehicles. In addition, Scania operates regional product centers in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of the TRATON GROUP. Under this umbrella, the brands Scania, MAN and Volkswagen Caminhões e Önibus work closely together with the aim of making the TRATON GROUP and its brands a global champion.
Scania has been present in Colombia since 2010 and has more than 200 employees, 7 branches: Bogotá, Medellín, Neiva, Bucaramanga, Sogamoso, Barranquilla, Cali and 9 workshops at customer sites.
About Hexagon Agility
Hexagon Agility®, a Hexagon Composites company, is a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicles and gas transportation solutions. Product offerings include natural gas storage and delivery systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders, propane and natural gas fuel systems. These products carry clean gaseous fuels, enabling vehicles to reduce emissions while saving on operating costs. Learn more at www.hexagonagility.com
About Hexagon Composites ASA
Hexagon delivers safe and innovative solutions for a clean energy future. Our solutions enable storage, transport and conversion to clean energy in a variety of mobility, industrial and consumer applications. Learn more at www.hexagongroup.com and follow @HexagonASA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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