Renault Trucks delivers 13 natural gas vehicles in Norway for even cleaner refuse collection
Renault Trucks is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to preserving the environment by offering alternative solutions. This was clearly demonstrated on 25 September 2009 in Oslo, when 13 vehicles running on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) were delivered to hauliers Mathisen Renovasjon AS. These vehicles will be operated to collect domestic waste in the Norwegian capital on behalf of Veolia Environmental Services.
Renault Trucks is enabling Mathisen Renovasjon AS to meet the demand from the Oslo authorities to use CNG engines for trucks above a certain size. The 13 new vehicles, mainly Renault Premium Distribution, will be used to collect waste in the Norwegian capital on behalf of Veolia Environmental Services.
They were delivered to the Veolia recycling plant in Oslo at a handover attended by, among others, Kjell Arne Mathisen (Owner of Mathisen Renovasjon AS) and Mats Nilsson (Commercial Vehicle Sales Director for the Nordic hub).
This delivery of CNG vehicles consisted of 11 Renault Premium Distribution 280.26 6X2*4 CNG vehicles with 24 cu. m. compressors. These trucks, equipped with an 8.3 L engine, have a rating of 280 hp at 2,400 rpm. There were also two Renault Midlum 230.16 4x2 CNG 6 cylinder vehicles developing 234 hp at 2,800 rpm, with 12 cu. m. compressors and 5.3 L engine.
It is also worth mentioning that a fresh order for 8 more CNG vehicles is already planned for the beginning of April 2010. This will consist of four Renault Premium Distribution 280.26 6x2*4 CNG vehicles with 12 cu. m. compressors and four Renault Premium Distribution 280.19 4x2 CNG vehicles with 16 cu. m. compressors. They will be acquired by Hoff Transport AS, which will also be operating them on behalf of Veolia Environmental Services.