St. Petersburg, October 5, 2018
IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), has signed a cooperation
agreement with Gazprom LNG Technologies LLC and Automobile Company – Mostrans LLC for
a long-term partnership to promote the development of LNG in the country. The parties signed
and made the joint announcement during the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF),
which takes place alongside Russian Energy Week and provides a platform for dialogue between
leaders in the gas industry. This partnership builds upon separate agreements between IVECO
with Gazprom and Mostrans respectively at the IAA Commercial Vehicles (IAA) exhibition in
Hannover, Germany in late September.
CNH Industrial was represented by Fabrizio Cepollina, General Manager for Russia & Belarus,
who signed the agreement together with Alexey Kakhidze, Chairman of the Board of Directors of
Gazprom LNG Technologies and Natalya Kim, Commercial Director of Mostrans. The signature
took place on the Gazprom PAO stand where IVECO Russia, represented by Business Director
Massimiliano Perri, was present with an IVECO Stralis NP with an LNG engine is being exhibited
on Gazprom LNG Technologies’ stand at SPIGF for the occasion.
The cooperation agreement between IVECO and Gazprom will see an exchange of experience
and knowhow that aims to support the production and use of LNG. This will be carried out on
several fronts, which include: the introduction of LNG powered vehicles of various classes; the
construction of complexes to liquefy natural gas and their associated technological infrastructure;
the introduction and improvement of innovative technologies for the production and use of LNG
in vehicles; and the promotion of the environmental and economic benefits of LNG.
Further to this agreement, IVECO and Mostrans have signed a Memorandum of Understanding
for the supply of 500 Stralis NP (Natural Power) LNG trucks over 10 years. Classed as the most
sustainable heavy-duty truck for long-haul operations, the Stralis NP trucks will operate in
Mostrans’ fleet, which specializes in container deliveries and the transport of construction materials and fluid food goods in the city of Moscow and the Moscow region, serving customers
that include international retailers IKEA, Auchan, Leroy Merlin Metro and P&G.
IVECO was the world’s first commercial vehicles manufacturer to understand and invest in the
potential of natural gas in 1991. Today, the brand is the European market leader in natural gas
commercial vehicles and the only manufacturer to offer a full range of sustainable solutions
covering every mission, from people mobility to long-haul freight.