EuroCement group, an international industrial Holding company and Russia’s leading producer of construction materials, has concluded a cooperation agreement with Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ, that will lead to the acquisition of one thousand natural gas powered KAMAZ trucks.
The agreement was concluded at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, signed by Sergey Kogogin, General Director of KAMAZ PJSC, and Mikhail Skorokhod, President of EuroCement group.
“Today, KAMAZ serially produces in gas-engine performance the counterparts of almost all diesel cars. And we are interested in cooperation with the EuroCement group: for us it is an opportunity to develop the direction of gas engine technology and load our production facilities with a long-term perspective”, commented Sergey Kogogin. The head of the leading Russian machine-building company also noted that the fleet of KAMAZ vehicles operating on natural gas in the Russian Federation has already exceeded 7.5 thousand. Over the years, the company has worked out in detail the service technology and KAMAZ’s extensive dealer network is ready to serve natural gas vehicles (NGVs) throughout the country.
“Today we signed a framework agreement, according to which until 2022 we will acquire a thousand KAMAZ vehicles powered by gas engine fuel. Thus, we reduce the cost of delivery of construction materials to our customers. In addition, an important aspect of the use of gas engine fuel is its lesser environmental impact”, said Mikhail Skorokhod.
Effective transportation of construction materials to consumers is an important component for successful implementation of the national project “Housing and Urban Environment” within which by 2024 in the country 120 thousand sq.m of housing will be annually constructed.
The EuroCement group will be engaged in building the infrastructure for the vehicles being purchased together with Gazprom Gas Engine Fuel LLC, with which KAMAZ PJSC also has long-term cooperation and successful experience in implementing such projects.
The signing ceremony of the agreement was held at the stand of the Republic of Tatarstan, where the wide production capabilities of KAMAZ in the production of automotive equipment were presented.