Swedish OEM Scania has won a public tender in Milan, Italy, to supply up to 200 trucks for refuse collection, 100 of which will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The order includes service contracts for the vehicles.
The trucks will be supplied to Amsa S.p.A., a provider of street cleaning and waste management services, which operates in both central Milan and surrounding municipalities. The company issued the tender with the aim of strengthening the fleet of vehicles used by its urban refuse collection service.
Scania and its bodybuilding partner Farid Industrie worked together on the tender application to produce a framework agreement for rear-loader trucks. The agreement will mean delivery of up to 100 diesel trucks and up to 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks over a period of 24 months from the signing of the contract. The vehicles will be 3-axle Scania P-series trucks and will be powered by a 9-litre 250 or 280 hp engine.
“This order is extremely important as it represents further advancement of our relationship with both AMSA and Farid Industrie,” says Franco Fenoglio, Managing Director at Italscania S.p.A. “We will supply the client with a high-quality product, tailor-made for this specific application. The Euro 6 engine range, which includes diesel and gas versions, is the perfect choice for operators with strict environmental sustainability demands.”
The vehicles are covered by service contracts through Scania’s workshop network.