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published: February 28, 2013
VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT/NASDAQ:WPRT), the global leader in natural gas engines, today announced an agreement with leading global clean energy provider ENN Group aimed at the proliferation of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation solutions and fuel for on-road, off-road, rail and marine applications. ENN is one of China's largest private companies with more than 30,000 employees. Highlights of the agreement include:
ENN is active across a wide range of energy services, including municipal and home energy services, and has been aggressively building out its LNG fueling business in China, with more than 238 natural gas stations in 59 cities, and plans to develop LNG liquefaction plants and LNG stations in North America. By leveraging the world-leading expertise in natural gas vehicle technology and fuelling infrastructure of each partner, this agreement is expected to accelerate the adoption of natural gas transportation.
"ENN has been aggressively increasing the capacity for natural gas transportation across the spectrum of vehicles, and with this agreement, we will work strategically to increase the number of vehicles, fleets, and infrastructure for passenger vehicles, trucks, marine, rail and mining industries," said David Demers, CEO of Westport. "They are an extremely innovative and entrepreneurial company so we can expect a rapid response to demands in existing markets."
|Yusuo Wang, Chairman, ENN Group and David Demers, Westport CEO, sign a new partnership to expand global natural gas transportation solutions.|
|Yusuo Wang, Chairman, ENN Group and David Demers, Westport CEO, celebrate the new partnership in front of the Westport 15L powered Peterbilt 367 truck in Vancouver, B.C.|
Since its founding in 1989, ENN Group's mission has been to create innovative ways of producing and using cleaner energy. ENN's vision is to provide solutions worldwide and become a globally respected clean-energy company.The Company's innovations in clean energy conversion from coal and the ubiquitous energy network that combine energy conservation, emission reductions and renewable energy, allow ENN to more efficiently utilize traditional energy sources. ENN's cleaner energy solutions provide clients with innovative ways of meeting emission targets that can both cut costs and protect the environment. Following a vertically integrated business model, ENN has found synergies that have allowed it to expand into energy distribution, intelligent energy, energy chemicals and solar energy.
Westport Innovations Inc. is a leading global supplier of proprietary solutions that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuels such as landfill gas and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Westport technology offers advanced LNG fueling systems with direct injection natural gas engine technology for heavy-duty vehicles such as highway trucks and off-road applications such as mining and rail. Cummins Westport, our joint venture with Cummins Inc., designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited natural gas engines for medium- and heavy-duty transportation applications such as trucks and buses. Westport is also one of the global leaders for natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel system technology, design, and components in passenger cars, light-duty trucks and industrial applications such as forklifts. To learn more about our business, visit westport.com, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom.