Metalloinvest, a leading manufacturer and supplier of iron ore products and hot briquetted iron on the world market, one of the regional producers of high-quality steel, has purchased two new NEFAZ compressed natural gas buses for the fleet of the Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant named after A.A. Ugarova. The new equipment entered the plant as part of supporting the initiative of the Belgorod Region to develop a regional NGV fuel market.
The operation of such equipment is expected to reduce fuel and maintenance costs, as well as contribute to reducing the impact on the environment.
“Comfortable, modern and safe buses with a capacity of up to 80 people will deliver our workers - residents of the city's southwestern districts - to the plant and back, - said the director of transport at OEMK. A.A. Ugarova Vladimir Chetverikov. - There is a gas filling station next to the territory of our passenger convoy. No additional funds are required to prepare the infrastructure. "
Based on the results of bus operation, a decision will be made to further expand the number of compressed natural gas vehicles.
The initiative to develop the regional NGV fuel market is being implemented within the framework of the state program "Development of Industry and Increasing its Competitiveness" aimed at purchasing vehicles that meet international safety, environmental and efficiency requirements.