UK-based dual-fuel combustion technology developer Clean Air Power is launching it’s Genesis Edge Dual Fuel Volvo FM13 Euro V product in Australia. CAP explains Australia is a mature dual-fuel market where it’s existing Caterpillar product, which has sold over 200 units, is reaching the end of its life cycle having been operational since 2001. The Volvo Genesis Euro V product which started trials with Murray Goulburn Co-operative Company Limited in December 2010 and was certified for sale in May 2011 addresses the increasing future market demand in Australia and will in time replace CAP’s Caterpillar product.
Murray Goulburn has now ordered an additional 6 units for immediate delivery. The company with its 170 trucks traveled over 21 million kilometres in 2009/10 delivering more than 3 billion litres of milk.
Commissioning delays of a Tasmanian LNG plant affected 2010 sales but the plant is now up and running, 6 refuelers have been commissioned which cover Tasmania and the operators are ordering additional installations including two Volvo Genesis for trials & demonstration.
In total Clean Air Power has received orders for 15 new units in the last month with a total order value of around £470,000 (USD 659,000). Clean Air Power has a local presence in Australia with support staff in both Perth,WA and Melbourne, Victoria.
Commenting on the product launch, John Pettitt, CEO of Clean Air Power, said: “The increasing number of orders that we are receiving in Australia for our Genesis EDGE installations underpins the growing confidence that the market has in our product. We now have a fleet of 22 Dual-Fuel vehicles operational in Tasmania which represents nearly 50% of LNG vehicles on the road in the State.”