Omnitek Engineering Corp. announced its exclusive distributor in Turkey is ramping up marketing and sales initiatives based on the conclusion of several evaluation projects, including a successful six-month pilot program with Shell Turkey, to demonstrate the reliability and performance of diesel-to-natural gas (DNG) engine conversions.
The converted heavy-duty Mercedes Axor OM457 engine, equipped with Omnitek’s proprietary DNG engine conversion technology, exhibits the same 400 HP performance utilizing LNG as with diesel fuel.
The Class 8 trucks are equipped with LNG tanks, providing a range of approximately 900 km. The clean-burning LNG fuel is being supplied by Shell Turkey.
“We applaud Shell for selecting Omnitek’s 100% dedicated natural gas technology over dual-fuel technology, which only offers minimal fuel savings potential. f-escort.com The continued collaboration with Shell Turkey provides a unique opportunity to showcase and market the cost-effective alternative of truck conversions compared with purchasing new LNG vehicles. This should be particularly compelling to fleet operators in Turkey, given the short payback-period of truck conversions due to the large price differential between diesel and LNG, as well as Omnitek Turkey’s exclusive engine guarantee. In addition, the long service-life of heavy-duty diesel engines provides a further incentive to convert, while also addressing air pollution considerations in support of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change,” said Werner Funk, president and CEO of Omnitek Engineering Corp.