Russian Order For Cummins Westport CNG Engines
Posted on March 31, 2006
Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI), said that Russian Buses, Moscow, has ordered 278 Cummins Westport C Gas Plus CNG engines. "This is the first major order of Cummins Westport natural gas engines by a CIS original equipment manufacturer," said Alexei Ustinov, Cummins Russia. Russian Buses is reportedly the largest manufacturer of buses in Russia. It manufactures buses under the LiAZ, PAZ, GoIAZ and KAVZ brand names and is a division of RusAutoProm.
The C Gas Plus CNG engines will be installed in LiAZ-5256 (250hp) and LiAZ-6212 (articulated, 280hp) buses and will transport workers to and from the AutoVAZ car manufacturing plant located in Togliatti, Samara region, 1000 km from Moscow.