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西港燃料和潍柴西港将合作推进HPDI 2.0 技术在中国市场的商业化

published: August 28, 2018

加拿大不列颠哥伦比亚省温哥华 – 西港燃料系统公司(“西港燃料”,多伦多交易所:WPRT / 纽约纳斯达克交易所:WPRT)今日宣布与潍柴西港新能源动力有限公司(“潍柴西港”)签订了限定性研发和供应协议,将研发并推动基于潍柴动力股份有限公司(“潍柴动力”)重载发动机平台、采用西港HPDI 2.0™ 技术的重载天然气发动机的商业化。潍柴动力和潍柴西港是潍柴控股集团有限公司(“潍柴”)的附属机构。

根据针对中国市场的新研发计划,西港燃料将基于潍柴西港的西港HPDI技术实施经验,支持向潍柴动力的一个重载发动机平台整合西港HPDI 2.0 技术。此新型天然气发动机将经过认证,满足中国 VI 级排放标准,并预期于 2019 年下半年推出。

进入生产阶段后,西港燃料将向潍柴西港供应其销售 HPDI 2.0 发动机所需的关键 HPDI 2.0 系统组件。潍柴西港承诺在推出之日至 2023 年底的期间内,为至少 18,000 台 HPDI 2.0 发动机采购所需的 HPDI 2.0 系统组件。此外,基于西港燃料向潍柴西港提供的 HPDI 许可权利,西港燃料将就每一台售出的HPDI 2.0发动机向潍柴西港收取提成费。潍柴西港将向多家卡车原始设备制造商推广和销售采用西港HPDI 2.0 技术的重载天然气发动机。

“通过与中国主要发动机生产商潍柴合作,并向其提供正式全面的支持,是我们在清洁重载车辆发展方面取得的又一里程碑成就,同时能够帮助减少中国的温室气体排放。”西港燃料首席执行官 Nancy Gougarty 说道,“实际上,此协议延续了潍柴与西港燃料之间的成功合作关系。此次合作将可证明了我们清洁技术解决方案的可行性;验证了西港HPDI 技术的价值;并保护了我们的知识产权。基于潍柴西港的承购量,该合作将扩大我们的先发优势,并帮助我们与供应商争取更多规模经济条件。”

“随着近几年天然气汽车需求的大幅增长,对更高性能、更清洁、更高效发动机的需求也日益提升。”潍柴董事长谭旭光博士表示,“西港HPDI 2.0 技术是目前唯一一项经验证的商业可用解决方案,能够满足所有此类需求,并实现减少高达 20% 的 温室气体排放,同时采用更具经济效益的燃料。辅以中国的广泛液化天然气燃料基础设施网络,这将可为中国大陆市场提供切实可行的清洁技术解决方案,而且我们相信这将成为全球领先的重载长途卡车动力系统解决方案。”

西港燃料将基于有限排他许可供应 HPDI 2.0 系统组件。根据协议条款,在潍柴西港满足既定销量目标的前提下,在自执行研发协议之日起的至少五年中,除了特定的跨国原始设备制造商及其附属机构外,西港燃料不得向其他方用于在中国市场销售的发动机销售这些系统组件。出于竞争考虑或保密限制,定价等其他关键协议条款不作披露。

关于潍柴控股集团有限公司

潍柴集团成立于 1946 年,就综合实力而言是中国市场规模最大的汽车和设备制造集团之一。该集团的 2017 年销售收益高达 2207 亿人民币。该集团专营六个商业平台,分别为动力系统、智能物流、汽车、建筑机械、豪华游艇,以及金融和服务。潍柴集团是一家跨学科、跨行业的国际公司,分别在欧洲、北美洲和东南亚地区设有分支公司,包括潍柴动力(SZ000338;HK2338)、潍柴重机 (SZ000880)、扬州亚星客车股份有限公司 (SH600213)、博杜安公司、法拉帝集团、林德液压,以及凯傲集团(DE000KGX8881,控股德马泰克公司)。

关于西港燃料系统公司

在西港燃料,我们致力于研发创新技术,来推动实现更清洁的未来。我们专注于发明、设计、制造和供应将改变世界运转方式的先进清洁燃料系统和组件。凭借前沿技术,我们成功实现了高性能、高燃料效率和高环境效益,帮助应对全球气候变化和城市空气质量挑战。我们的总部位于加拿大温哥华,通过领先的全球运输品牌,为分布于 70 多个国家和地区的客户提供产品和服务。在 Westport Fuel Systems,我们始终高瞻远瞩、先行一步。有关详情,请访问 www.wfsinc.com

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About Westport Fuel Systems

At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are inventors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers of advanced clean fuel systems and components that can change the way the world moves. Our technology delivers performance, fuel efficiency and environmental benefits to address the challenges of global climate change and urban air quality. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. At Westport Fuel Systems, we think ahead. For more information, visit www.wfsinc.com.

At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are inventors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers of advanced clean-burning fuel systems and components that can change the way the world moves. Our technology delivers performance, fuel efficiency and environmental benefits to address the challenges of global climate change and urban air quality. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. At Westport Fuel Systems, we think ahead. For more information, visit www.wfsinc.com.

About Weichai Holding Group

Founded in 1946, Weichai Group is one of the biggest automobile and equipment manufacturing groups regarding comprehensive strength in China. The group has achieved 220.7 billion RMB sales income in 2017. It possesses six business platforms, namely powertrain, intelligent logistics, automotive, construction machinery, luxury yacht and finance & service. Weichai Group is an interdisciplinary, multi-industry international company, with branch companies locating in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia, including Weichai Power (SZ000338; HK2338), Weichai Heavy Machinery (SZ000880), Yaxing Motor Coach (SH600213), Moteurs Baudouin, Ferretti Group, Linde Hydraulics, and KION Group AG (DE000KGX8881) which controls Dematic.

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