General Director of KAMAZ Trade and Finance Company Dmitry Leonov took part in a solemn event devoted to the start of the NGV rally – Gas into Engines 2022. The event was held at the site of Gazprom’s helium hub in the area of Vladivostok on Tuesday, August 2.
Among the participants of the event are Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev, representatives of the Government of Primorsky Kray, Gazprom and KAMAZ.
General Director of KAMAZ Trade and Finance Company Dmitry Leonov welcomed the participants of the already traditional Gas into Engines! NGV rally. “This is a unique event which enables to demonstrate the latest developments in the sphere of NGV engineering, test the novelties in field conditions and gives an opportunity to assess the ever growing gas fueling infrastructure of the country,” underlined the top manager wishing all participants of the rally good driving. He also noted that today KAMAZ is the Russian top producer of vehicles and buses running on natural gas. Among the main purchasers of these vehicles are the largest Russian companies, leaders in their industries, who experienced that it is efficient to operate NGVs. This makes you confident in the future of the gas-engine sphere and one of the greenest fuels.
“This rally will demonstrate the high efficiency of the LNG use on long routes. Our truck tractors can cover long distances without refueling. To add to this, the low price of NGV fuels helps to save a lot. I’m sure our experience will be useful for many companies with large vehicle fleets,” commented Lyubov Brish, General Director of LLC Gazprom Helium Servis.
“NGV fuels in Russia are becoming more and more popular year after year. Today, the country has about 700 gas-fueling stations. More than half of them are Gazprom facilities, and we continue expanding the network of automatic gas fillers,” noted Denis Danilov, Deputy Director of Siberian Branch of LLC Gazprom Gas-Engine Fuel.
KAMAZ-5490 freight trucks developed specially for Gazprom and operated by LLC Gazprom Helium Service headed for the longest Russian NGV rally. The truck tractors are powered with a pollution-free fuel – liquefied natural gas (LNG). Each truck is equipped with two cryotanks which enable to cover up to 1.4 thous. km without refueling.
The NGVs will travel 10 thous. km through 25 subjects of the Russian Federation. The rally will finish at the site of the XI St. Petersburg International Gas Forum on September 15.
The top Russian truck maker KAMAZ PTC can produce up to 8 thous. vehicles and 2 thous. buses running on natural gas every year. The high performance was achieved because gas engines, vehicles and buses are made in a single technological flow side by side with diesel vehicles. It is only gas equipment that is mounted separately, in a detached building. For KAMAZ, gas-engine vehicles and buses are ordinary mass-produced units. The NGV model range produced is almost a full equivalent to the diesel line, and the NGVs are equipped with engines running both on compressed and liquefied natural gas.