The Hungary’s south western city of Kaposvár is home to a new fleet of 40 new MAN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses. These vehicles will replace the old diesel buses from the city owned public transportation company Kaposvári Tömegközlekedési Zrt (KTZ). The currently privately acting CNG filling station had been constructed in a very short time, with testing successfully carried out this week after less than three month from contract signing.
Two BRC compressors have been installed with capacity to fill up to 1500 Nm3/h, currently the most powerful CNG station in the country. This record will pass on to a new CNG station at Miskolc, north east of Budapest, where less than a month later will open another, more powerful compressor station. The station will service this city’s new CNG bus fleet also.
Henrik Domanovszky, MGKKE president, explained to NGV Global News the new bus fleet will be handed over to Kaposvár city on November 10th to start its commission. The fleet will be in part fuelled by biomethane, which is produced locally, at the sugar factory’s digest
KTZ reports regional supplier MAN Kamion és Busz Kereskedelmi won the tender to supply 25 standard and 15 articulated CNG low-floor cleaner-operating CNG buses, rated Euro VI. The total investment cost of HUF 5.6 billion (USD 19.2 million) was 97.5% financed by the European Union, with the balance of HUF 105 million paid by Kaposvár.
Magyar Gázüzemű Közlekedés Klaszter Egyesület (MGKKE) is the Hungarian NGV Association.
(Source: MGKKE and KTZ)