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December 1, 2011FIND OUT MORE +
Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) to integrate Westport high pressure direct injection (HPDI) technology and natural gas fuel system technologies into an EMD locomotive provided by Canadian National Railways (CN). The consortium is expecting to demonstrate the natural gas locomotive as part of the previously announced Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) project with CN and Gaz Metro.
November 7, 2011FIND OUT MORE +
Westport has been certified as having met the international standards of ISO 14001:2004, an Environmental Management System (EMS) standard. Westport EMS encompasses the development, design, testing and assembly of alternative fuel systems for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) clients and the general operations of Westport facilities.
October 12, 2011FIND OUT MORE +
Westport has acquired Alternative Fuel Vehicle Sweden AB (AFV) of Gothenburg, Sweden for approximately SEK 51 million (approximately US$7.6 million). AFV is the sole supplier of natural gas fuel systems to Volvo Car Company.
October 6, 2011FIND OUT MORE +
Vancouver's Philip G. Hill, principal inventor of Westport’s founding technology using clean-burning natural gas in diesel engines, will win the 2011 $100,000 Encana Principal Award granted by the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation.
September 28, 2011FIND OUT MORE +
Westport LD has unveiled the new Westport WiNG™ Power System (WiNG™), an advanced, integrated, bi-fuel system for passenger and commercial vehicles targeting fleet customers. WiNG™ will be available in the popular Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks sold and serviced through authorized Ford dealers.
September 7, 2011FIND OUT MORE +
Westport has entered into an agreement with Shell to launch a co-marketing program in North America aimed at providing customers a better economic case when purchasing and operating liquefied natural gas–powered vehicles (LNGVs) by consolidating key value chain components such as fuel supply, customer support and comprehensive maintenance into a single, user-friendly package.
July 5, 2011FIND OUT MORE +
Westport has completed the purchase of Emer S.p.A. (Emer), of Brescia, Italy. After deduction of certain amounts contractually agreed upon, Westport, at closing, paid approximately Euro 25.6 million (approximately US$37.2 million), which consisted of Euro 12.1 million (US$17.6 million) in cash and 881,860 shares of Westport.
June 28, 2011FIND OUT MORE +
General Motors and Westport are now in an agreement to help develop advanced natural gas engine technology. Both General Motors and Westport will bring their extensive expertise to develop natural gas engine controls, emissions and performance strategies.
June 8, 2011FIND OUT MORE +
Westport will purchase Emer S.p.A. (Emer),of Brescia, Italy for Euro 27 million (approximately US$39.6 million) through a combination of stock and cash, plus the assumption of approximately Euro 53 million in existing net debt within Emer.
May 17, 2011FIND OUT MORE +
Westport is in an agreement with Caterpillar, Inc. to evaluate direct injection, natural gas fuel system technologies for possible use on Caterpillar’s large engines. As part of the agreement, the parties will combine their respective technologies and components to develop a fuel system that will be evaluated on a multi-cylinder test engine.