The Gipuzkoan company Transordizia wants to become a more environmentally efficient company through a fleet totally propelled by LNG. To this end, it has relied on IVECO and its New Stralis NP, the first heavy vehicle designed for long distances capable of achieving the same power as its diesel equivalent. It has acquired five trucks of the New Stralis NP (Natural Power), with 15 additional units to be deployed later this year.
The new vehicles of Transordizia are propelled by an IVECO Cursor 9 Euro VI natural gas engine of 8.7 liters that offers a power of 400 horses and a maximum pair of 1,700 Nm. This model is also the first gas truck with automatic transmission of 12 speeds, thanks to the Eurotronic transmission, which guarantees a lower fuel consumption and greater comfort in driving. Larger capacity fuel tanks increase the range with the entirely LNG version, which reaches a record distance of 1,500 km.
In an event that took place at the Transordizia facility in Irún, José María Chamizo, Director of Gas Development at IVECO, delivered the first five trucks to Paco Cobo, Managing Director of Transordizia. Next to them was Gaetano De Astis, Director of the IVECO brand for Spain and Portugal, and Ángel Puente, Manager of Resa, the official IVECO dealership in Guipúzcoa. On behalf of the transport company were Jesús Galindo, manager, and Fran Cobo, Fleet Manager.
In July of last year, Transordizia became the first European company to cross the continent with an LNG-powered vehicle, an IVECO Stralis, refueling only at LNG stations in Madrid, Olaberria (Guipúzcoa) and Antwerp (Belgium). This was the result of a process of innovation initiated by the company in 2013. Until that time, Transordizia had made routes with this type of alternative fuel but covering shorter distances, to the north of Italy, France, Holland and Belgium.