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NGVA Europe is pleased to inform that four of its members - Bord Gáis Networks, Daimler, Shell and xperion Energy & Environment - have been given seats on the association’s Board of Directors. The last General Meeting held during the activities of NGV2014 Brussels approved the new BoD members unanimously. The decision expands the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association's governing body to a total of 21 members.
Bord Gáis Networks, a division of Bord Gáis, builds and operates the natural gas networks in Ireland, mainly on behalf of Gaslink. Bord Gáis Networks connects all customers to the network regardless of the chosen natural gas supply company. The Bord Gáis network consists of 2,321km of high-pressure steel Transmission pipes and over 10,500km of Distribution pipelines. Gas is received from the Transmission network and delivered through the Distribution network to over 630,000 residential, business and industrial gas users.
Daimler is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions cars, trucks, vans, buses and financial services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. The company sells its vehicles and services in nearly all countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. In 2013, the Group sold 2.3 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 275,000 people; revenue totalled €118 billion and EBIT amounted to €10.8 billion.
Shell is a major player in the global energy market, with its business activities including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing as well as petrochemicals, biofuels and trading. The company believes that liquefied natural gas could form a bigger part of the transport energy mix. Lauran Wetemans, General Manager Downstream-LNG says: “Shell’s decision to join NGVA Europe is recognition that Natural gas can be a viable option for fuelling cleaner and more sustainable transportation. We are excited to play a stronger role in the European dialogue about LNG as an emerging fuel for road transport and ships."
xperion Energy & Environment is a leading company for development & manufacturing of Type 4 high pressure cylinders for cars, busses & trucks as well as for gas storage modules. For the Gas Transport & Distribution Equipment xperion is the only Type 4 cylinder manufacturer providing fully certified solutions, strictly following the world’s most important standards for highest storage volume of CNG, Hydrogen and Helium.
In addition to these newly appointed members, the NGVA Europe Board of Directors is composed of (in aplphabetical order) Bohlen & Doyen/SAG, Clean Air Power, Energigas Sverige (The Swedish Gas Association), ENI, Erdgas Mobil GmbH, Fiat, Gas Natural Fenosa, Gasmobil AG, Gasrec, Gazprom, GNVERT, Hexagon Raufoss, Iveco, Linde, Swagelok Company, Volvo AB, Westport Innovations.
Source: NGVA Europe
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