Payday Advances – Quick Cash Advance CVWZ http://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 10:38:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-1.png Payday Advances – Quick Cash Advance CVWZ http://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/ 32 32 Hamburg Airport strives to protect the climate https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/hamburg-airport-strives-to-protect-the-climate/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:09:53 +0000 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/hamburg-airport-strives-to-protect-the-climate/ Almost 100% of the vehicles on the Hamburg Airport (HAM) apron run on alternative fuels, including synthetic diesel. The emphasis on alternative fuels and the diversity of propulsion modes make the airport a reference for the mobility of the future. For more than five years, the airport has been operating without fossil diesel. Since the […]]]>

Almost 100% of the vehicles on the Hamburg Airport (HAM) apron run on alternative fuels, including synthetic diesel. The emphasis on alternative fuels and the diversity of propulsion modes make the airport a reference for the mobility of the future.

For more than five years, the airport has been operating without fossil diesel. Since the end of 2016, all diesel vehicles at Hamburg Airport have been using zero-emission synthetic fuel. Hamburg was the first international airport in the world to make this change.

According to the airport, its green fleet is made up of a fleet of baggage tractors running on 100% natural gas – and soon on hydrogen; a diesel fleet running on 100% synthetic fuel; solar powered passenger stairs for aircraft boarding; and electric-powered and hydrogen fuel cell passenger cars.

Earlier this year, the airport received an all-electric e.COBUS from COBUS Industries for a run test on the tarmac. The company and the airport partnered with GATE, an airport supply industry association, and used the InnoAirport platform to test the future-oriented and sustainable technology in a real airport operation.

“At Hamburg Airport, we are always open to new technologies. We support the further development of powertrains that make air traffic and ground operations quieter and more environmentally friendly. That is why we are happy to be able to offer the new e.COBUS a real test environment on our apron,” said Burkhardt Höfer, General Manager Ground Handling at HAM in a GATE, in a press release announcing the trial.

According to Kevin Fischer, innovation manager at GATE, the test with the e.COBUS was mainly intended to illustrate that an electric bus is able to do a normal shift and therefore replace a diesel model.

In 2019, Hamburg Airport purchased 12 diesel COBUS vehicles and expressed interest in electric or hydrogen drive technology for the future.

“We offer our customers a free test of the e.COBUS for future needs”, says Andreas Funk, CCO/Sales Manager for COBUS Industries GmbH in Germany.

The e.COBUS used in Hamburg was a demonstration bus, which came from Lisbon. It was tested during regular shifts, temporarily replacing a diesel bus in Hamburg, then headed to Germany and Italy for further testing.

Funk points out that the e.COBUS was the first electric low-floor airport bus on the market and is based on the well-known COBUS diesel product.

Since 2016, nearly 100 e.COBUS vehicles have been delivered to customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Hong Kong and China.

“We are the only manufacturer to offer multiple types of battery technologies, such as LTO (lithium titanate) and LFP (lithium ferrophosphate) batteries to best meet operational requirements,” says Funk.

The e.COBUS 3000 can carry 110 passengers, the e.COBUS 2700 carries 96 and the e.COBUS 2700S carries 77. The buses have a Mercedes Benz chassis and aluminum body as well as a Siemens ELFA electric powertrain. A full charge usually takes one to two hours.

“A very interesting offer from COBUS is our conversion program known as e.START, where we electrify the COBUS diesel. We have also done this for clients in England, Switzerland and Austria,” says Funk.

As the diesel engine is removed and an electric powertrain and batteries are added, over 80% of the material is reused.

Thanks to the e.START project, Funk says: “A diesel COBUS can have a second life and is therefore really sustainable.

To meet future demands for alternative propulsion, Funk reports that COBUS is working on developing the first hydrogen fuel cell bus, which is expected to be available in 2023.

Hamburg Airport has been certified Level 3+ by the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA), retroactive to 2021. Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent certification process specially developed for airports to record and reduce emissions greenhouse gases (GHGs).

At the end of 2021, the airport became Germany’s first major commercial airport with CO2-neutral operations.

“We have thus met the strict requirements of the Airports Council International Europe (ACI) for the certification of CO2 neutrality,” said Michael Eggenschwiler, Managing Director of Hamburg Airport.

The building blocks of CO2 neutral airport operations are reduced energy consumption, innovative technologies, conservation projects and high quality offset certificates.

Since 2009, Hamburg Airport has reduced its annual CO2 emissions by almost 80%, from 40,000 to 8,700 tonnes. In order to fully offset the remaining CO2 emissions, Hamburg Airport currently has to invest in high-quality offset certificates. With these certificates, in collaboration with FirstClimate, ecological projects are supported to verifiably reduce CO2 emissions in the global cycle. By achieving further CO2 reductions through our own actions, the proportion of offset certificates purchased will be gradually reduced.

The long-term goal is now to go completely CO2-free by 2035.

“Despite the economic difficulties resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, we have pursued our climate protection objectives as a top priority. We are delighted to be the first major airport in Germany to achieve CO2 neutrality,” says Eggenschwiler. “Today, we are reaping the fruits of the innovative environmental work that our committed team has undertaken for more than three decades. We would never have achieved carbon neutrality so soon had we not started working consistently towards this goal more than a decade ago. As a municipal company, we set an example and make our contribution to achieving Hamburg’s climate protection goals.

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[UPDATED] Close to disaster: A fuel barge carrying 1.7 million gallons of diesel collided with the South Pier last month, damaging its hull; Coast Guard Investigation | Lost Coast Outpost https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/updated-close-to-disaster-a-fuel-barge-carrying-1-7-million-gallons-of-diesel-collided-with-the-south-pier-last-month-damaging-its-hull-coast-guard-investigation-lost-coast-outpost/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 04:41:15 +0000 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/updated-close-to-disaster-a-fuel-barge-carrying-1-7-million-gallons-of-diesel-collided-with-the-south-pier-last-month-damaging-its-hull-coast-guard-investigation-lost-coast-outpost/ [UPDATED] Close to disaster: A fuel barge carrying 1.7 million gallons of diesel collided with the South Pier last month, damaging its hull;  Coast Guard Investigation |  Lost Coast OutpostUPDATE: State Senator Mike McGuire’s office sent the following statement from McGuire on Tuesday evening: Humboldt Bay has some of the purest bay water in the country and we must do everything in our power to protect it. Once we were made aware of this deeply concerning incident, we immediately spoke with our partners at […]]]> [UPDATED] Close to disaster: A fuel barge carrying 1.7 million gallons of diesel collided with the South Pier last month, damaging its hull;  Coast Guard Investigation |  Lost Coast Outpost

UPDATE: State Senator Mike McGuire’s office sent the following statement from McGuire on Tuesday evening:

Humboldt Bay has some of the purest bay water in the country and we must do everything in our power to protect it.

Once we were made aware of this deeply concerning incident, we immediately spoke with our partners at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. We know that the Coast Guard performed the initial inspection of the barge and allowed them to proceed to their next destination once the vessel was deemed seaworthy. The Coast Guard also conducted overflights of the area after the collision and observed no splinters. A Coast Guard investigation is ongoing.

State fish and wildlife officials encouraged the responsible party to submit a post-incident report which was completed and delivered the following day.

That said, we will be meeting with State Fish and Wildlife officials and their Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response in the coming days to discuss protocols and how all levels of government can work more closely together. We are grateful to the Fish and Wildlife team for their work and look forward to diving deeper into this troubling incident, which could have been disastrous for the sensitive coastal environment and the aquaculture industry that exploits the waters of the bay.

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In an accident that threatened the fragile Humboldt Bay ecosystem, a fuel barge loaded with 1.68 million gallons of diesel collided with the South Pier last month, damaging but not puncturing the hull steel exterior of the ship.

The United States Coast Guard has opened an investigation into the June 20 incident, and Petty Officer Andrew Kistner confirmed that this did not result in a fuel spill.

“That’s fine,” he said, “but the barge has suffered damage and is being repaired.” The Coast Guard investigation will look at “causal factors” including information about the vessel, its crew, weather and other conditions, he said.

According to an incident report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Response and Restoration, the tanker barge Monterey Bay, owned and operated by Oregon-based Sause Bros., was being towed out of the channel by the tug Apache when the aft hull of the barge “came into contact with the pier in the entrance channel”.

Kistner said this ‘grounding’ occurred at the end of the south pier, with the Monterey Bay’s port hull connecting to the concrete dolosse below the waterline, causing a ‘damage’ in the most exterior of the two steel hulls. The Coast Guard quickly had a 47-foot lifeboat on the scene, and the crew was able to confirm the fuel tank had not been punctured, Kistner said.

Leroy Zerlang, chairman of the Humboldt Port Safety Committee, said it was a huge relief.

“There was no spillage, no loss of product – that was the important thing,” he told the Outpost in a telephone interview earlier today. Zerlang used brutal language to express the stakes of such an accident: “If something had happened, this bay would have been ruined.”

Jennifer Kalt, executive director of environmental nonprofit Humboldt Baykeeper, agreed.

“Fortunately, barges are double-hulled, but that’s another reason to get rid of fossil fuels ASAP – with the planet on fire,” Kalt said. “It’s a huge risk for Humboldt Bay.”

Recalling the 5,000 gallon oil spill that temporarily closed Humboldt Bay in 1997, Kalt added that it’s important the community has a good understanding of the plans in place to clean up a spill, should it occur.

The Humboldt Port Safety Commission briefly discussed the accident at its July 21 meeting, but in the month since the grounding, none of the agencies involved made it public or disclosed any details. media information.

Jennifer Savage, a Manila resident and senior director of the Surfrider Foundation’s plastic pollution initiative (disclosure: a friend of mine), investigated online after learning about the incident from other surfers. She found NOAA’s brief report and posted it on her blog.

Reached by phone, Humboldt Bay Harbor District Executive Director Larry Oetker said the crew of the Monterey Bay immediately informed the Coast Guard after the grounding. The US Army Corps of Engineers barge was nearby, as were a few other ships, and crews aboard searched for leaking fuel in the water, luckily not seeing any, he said. declared.

The tug and barge then “moved a little offshore in calm water” for an at-sea inspection, Oetker said. After determining that there were no leaks, the Apache continued north, towing Monterey Bay to Coos Bay where a full inspection was carried out. Kistner said the barge remains docked in Coos Bay. A message sent to Sause Bros. was not immediately fired.

Oil spill response equipment is maintained and stored at the Port District Shipyard in Fields Landing, and Oetker said all fuel barge companies entering and leaving Humboldt Bay must have contracts with the oil spill response team. Chevron, which owns the fuel terminal behind the Bayshore Mall, helped fund response preparedness efforts through a grant to the Port District that was passed on to Cal Poly Humboldt.

The university and the Port District have monitoring equipment at the Chevron Wharf and several other locations around the bay to check for spills, Oetker said. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife also has a spill response unit, and the locally based Marine Spill Response Corporation has personnel ready to respond. (Reached by phone, an on-site employee said the organization had been contacted about this incident but had not been activated.)

“That’s the goal of the port security committee, to make sure everyone is well prepared and equipped to deal with it,” Oetker said.

Federal regulations for navigation in Humboldt Bay require that all vessels carrying liquefied hazardous gases entering or leaving the port be assisted by two assist tugs, which must escort the vessel throughout its transit and “be stationed so as to provide immediate assistance” if the vessel or its trailer loses power or control.

Humboldt Bay sees about 32 to 34 fuel barges pass through each year, according to Zerlang. They usually arrive loaded with about three million gallons of fuel to be delivered to the Chevron terminal.

“Ninety-five percent of the barges arrive, unload product and leave empty,” he said. When empty, they don’t need an escort barge out, but Zerlang said Monterey Bay left with a “hold” of around 40,000 barrels still on board for a delivery further north.

The Monterey Bay and Apache crews complied with federal regulations requiring this escort, Zerlang said, although he could not say for sure if all safety protocols were followed. He described the Sause Bros. like a very important and respected west coast tug company” and stated that their barges are “state of the art, all double hulled, fully approved and highly maintained”.

Kistner could not provide an estimate of when the investigation might be complete. He gathered information on conditions on the evening of June 20, saying the National Weather Service had reported winds of around 15 knots, swells of four to six feet and a current of 1.5 to 2 knots. More details will not be available until the investigation is complete.

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Viva Energy hydrogen service station on track for delivery in 2023 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/viva-energy-hydrogen-service-station-on-track-for-delivery-in-2023/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/viva-energy-hydrogen-service-station-on-track-for-delivery-in-2023/ Viva Energy has made further progress towards the delivery of its industry-leading hydrogen fueling station, which is scheduled to open in late 2023. The Geelong project, which is designed to serve a diverse set of Australia’s largest commercial transport fleets, has achieved several significant milestones. Viva Energy has placed orders for a 2.5 MW electrolyser […]]]>

Viva Energy has made further progress towards the delivery of its industry-leading hydrogen fueling station, which is scheduled to open in late 2023.

The Geelong project, which is designed to serve a diverse set of Australia’s largest commercial transport fleets, has achieved several significant milestones.

Viva Energy has placed orders for a 2.5 MW electrolyser for the creation of green hydrogen as well as a rapid hydrogen delivery system capable of refueling multiple vehicles at once. This equipment will be the first of its kind in the Australian market.

The containerized electrolyser is supplied by Nel Hydrogen US, a subsidiary of Nel ASA in Norway, together with its local partner ENGV, and is expected to be the largest in Australia by a considerable margin. Once installed, it will be at least twice the size of any other electrolyser producing green hydrogen in the country.

Additionally, Viva Energy is partnering with Air Liquide to provide a “quick fill” hydrogen refueling package designed to refuel at least 10 trucks or buses consecutively. This state-of-the-art system will be the largest in Australia and will be able to dispense 300kg of hydrogen in less than two hours. This will provide Viva Energy’s hydrogen customers with a refueling experience similar to today’s traditional filling station.

Together, this equipment will provide Viva Energy with the capacity to generate and deliver more than 1,000 kg of green hydrogen per day, powering a fleet of at least 15 heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

These are essential first steps in Viva Energy’s vision to establish Australia’s most ambitious hydrogen mobility project, which is expected to be the catalyst for a network of hydrogen fueling stations from Geelong and Melbourne to Sydney. and Brisbane.

Viva Energy’s hydrogen mobility project was made possible by funding of $22.8 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and $1 million from the Renewable Hydrogen Commercialization Pathways Fund of the Victorian government.

Viva Energy announced its hydrogen vision in March when it named four founding partners who committed to the first seven heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that will be refueled at Viva Energy’s hydrogen outlet. It is continuing its dialogue with other potential partners wishing to deploy heavy-duty hydrogen vehicles and reduce their emissions.

Green hydrogen is not currently available in commercial quantities that can be delivered to Australia. Viva Energy’s delivery model therefore involves the production of green hydrogen on site through the use of renewable electricity and recycled water.

The electrolyser will produce hydrogen by using renewable electricity to separate water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. Recycled water will be supplied by Barwon Water’s North Water Plant.

Viva Energy has extensive experience in the safe operation of high voltage and hydrogen infrastructure at its nearby Geelong Refinery site and currently generates around 70 tonnes of hydrogen per day as part of the oil refining process. .

Although this is Australia’s first publicly accessible commercial hydrogen refueling station, the technology has been in use overseas for over 10 years and there are over 680 hydrogen refueling stations in 33 countries.

The project illustrates the benefits of industry and government working together to address carbon emissions in the commercial road transport sector. It is also closely linked to Viva Energy’s ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and supports the company’s goal of helping customers achieve their own sustainability goals.

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SA arms maker launches electric buses and scooters – with solar-powered charging stations https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/sa-arms-maker-launches-electric-buses-and-scooters-with-solar-powered-charging-stations/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/sa-arms-maker-launches-electric-buses-and-scooters-with-solar-powered-charging-stations/ Rheinmetall Denel Munition Electric Bus (Supplied Image) Rheinmetall, the German-headquartered auto and weapons maker, wants to be carbon neutral by 2035. To do this in South Africa, its subsidiary, Rheinmetall Denel Munition, is gradually abandoning internal combustion vehicles and replacing them with electric alternatives. Electric buses have recently been introduced at the company’s Somerset West […]]]>

Rheinmetall Denel Munition Electric Bus (Supplied Image)

  • Rheinmetall, the German-headquartered auto and weapons maker, wants to be carbon neutral by 2035.
  • To do this in South Africa, its subsidiary, Rheinmetall Denel Munition, is gradually abandoning internal combustion vehicles and replacing them with electric alternatives.
  • Electric buses have recently been introduced at the company’s Somerset West and Boskop factories.
  • Electric scooters, bicycles and “e-bakkies”, which will be used to transport employees around the facilities, are also part of the plan.
  • These electric vehicles will be recharged by solar terminals already installed.
  • For more stories, go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za.

South African arms manufacturer Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is introducing electric vehicles and solar-powered charging stations at its facilities to reduce its carbon footprint.

Rheinmetall, the Germany-based auto and armament manufacturer, which is the majority owner of RDM in South Africa, wants to be carbon neutral by 2035. To achieve this climate-conscious goal, the company is investing in vehicles electric and solar power in installations around the world, including South Africa.

The first phase of this process in South Africa will see more than 350 internal combustion vehicles removed from the RDM fleet and replaced with electric alternatives.

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The company recently introduced electric buses at its Somerset West and Boskop factories. Electric scooters, bicycles and “e-bakkies”, which will be used for transport around the factories, are also part of the plan. These new electric vehicles were recently unveiled by Jan Patrick Helmsen, CEO of RDM, at the Somerset West plant.

“As part of the Rheinmetall organization, which has set itself the goal of being climate neutral by 2035, RDM supports this ambitious goal with a master plan that involves the implementation of solar energy and ‘green hydrogen, which along with other projects in the renewable energy field, are intended to lead to climate neutrality,’ Helmsen said.

“An important milestone here is our move away from the internal combustion engine in our vehicle fleet, with an all-new mobility concept across all four RDM sites in South Africa.”

Replacing internal combustion vehicles with electric alternatives just for the purpose of getting around RDM’s facilities is significant considering the company occupies 5,000 hectares of land in South Africa. RDM employees could soon book a bus or electric car ride from individual locations at the facilities through an already existing “app-based system”, the company said in a statement Monday.

Electric vehicles Rheinmetall Denel Munition with

Rheinmetall Denel Munition e-bike (Supplied image)

The e-scooters and bikes, RDM explained, “will work much the same way as a bike rental system in major European cities and elsewhere, where a bike can be reserved and picked up at a specific station and then dropped off. then at any other charging station.”

These solar-powered electronic charging stations, which have already been installed at RDM factories, allow bicycles and scooters to be charged without drawing power from the country’s beleaguered grid.

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Viva Energy on track to power hydrogen truck highway https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/viva-energy-on-track-to-power-hydrogen-truck-highway/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 22:34:05 +0000 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/viva-energy-on-track-to-power-hydrogen-truck-highway/ Viva Energy’s hydrogen fueling station in Geelong, designed to serve a diverse set of Australia’s largest commercial transport fleets, has achieved several milestones and is expected to be delivered in late 2023. Viva Energy has placed orders for a 2.5 MW electrolyser for the creation of green hydrogen as well as a rapid hydrogen delivery […]]]>

Viva Energy’s hydrogen fueling station in Geelong, designed to serve a diverse set of Australia’s largest commercial transport fleets, has achieved several milestones and is expected to be delivered in late 2023.

Viva Energy has placed orders for a 2.5 MW electrolyser for the creation of green hydrogen as well as a rapid hydrogen delivery system capable of refueling multiple vehicles at once. The company said this equipment will be the first of its kind in the Australian market and is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2023.

The containerized electrolyser is supplied by Nel Hydrogen US, a subsidiary of Nel ASA in Norway, together with its local partner ENGV, and is expected to be the largest in Australia by a considerable margin. Once installed, it will be at least twice the size of any other electrolyser producing green hydrogen in the country, Viva Energy said in a press release.

Additionally, Viva Energy is partnering with Air Liquide to provide a “quick fill” hydrogen refueling package designed to refuel at least 10 trucks or buses consecutively.

This state-of-the-art system will be the largest in Australia and will be capable of dispensing 300 kg of hydrogen in less than two hours. This will provide Viva Energy’s hydrogen customers with a refueling experience similar to today’s traditional service station.

Together, this equipment will provide Viva Energy with the capacity to generate and deliver over 1,000 kg of green hydrogen per day, powering a fleet of at least 15 heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

These are essential first steps in Viva Energy’s vision to establish Australia’s most ambitious hydrogen mobility project, which is expected to be the catalyst for a network of hydrogen fueling stations from Geelong and Melbourne to Sydney. and Brisbane.

Viva Energy’s hydrogen mobility project was made possible by funding of $22.8 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and $1 million from the Renewable Hydrogen Commercialization Pathways Fund of the Victorian government.

Viva Energy announced its hydrogen vision in March when it named four founding partners who committed to the first seven heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that will be refueled at Viva Energy’s hydrogen outlet. It is continuing its dialogue with other potential partners wishing to deploy heavy-duty hydrogen vehicles and reduce their emissions.

Green hydrogen is not currently available in commercial quantities that can be delivered to Australia. Viva Energy’s delivery model therefore involves the production of green hydrogen on site through the use of renewable electricity and recycled water.

The electrolyser will produce hydrogen by using renewable electricity to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. Recycled water will be supplied by Barwon Water’s North Water Plant.

Viva Energy has extensive experience in the safe operation of high voltage and hydrogen infrastructure at its nearby Geelong Refinery site and currently generates around 70 tonnes of hydrogen per day as part of the oil refining process. .

Although this is Australia’s first publicly accessible commercial hydrogen refueling station, the technology has been in use overseas for over 10 years and there are over 680 hydrogen refueling stations in 33 countries.

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Contractual and supply issues related to electric vehicle charging https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/contractual-and-supply-issues-related-to-electric-vehicle-charging/ Fri, 08 Jul 2022 08:10:08 +0000 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/contractual-and-supply-issues-related-to-electric-vehicle-charging/ Governments are taking bold and much-needed steps towards a zero-emissions future by acquiring more electric vehicles for transport fleets, setting targets for replacing diesel fleets and, in some cases, mandating electric fleets in their calls for offers. While this move to electric is encouraging from a sustainability perspective, the move away from traditional diesel vehicles […]]]>

Governments are taking bold and much-needed steps towards a zero-emissions future by acquiring more electric vehicles for transport fleets, setting targets for replacing diesel fleets and, in some cases, mandating electric fleets in their calls for offers. While this move to electric is encouraging from a sustainability perspective, the move away from traditional diesel vehicles within our bus networks exposes several issues within current contractual and procurement frameworks, which are not equipped to cope with this change.

Last year, Victoria’s Department of Transport announced a contract with public transport company Kinetic, which will bring 36 all-electric buses to the network by 2025 and five by June 2022. The city of Newcastle also unveiled its first electric truck as it pushes towards an all-electric fleet. In Tasmania, the state is funding a trial by Metro Tasmania this year of zero-emission hydrogen and electric buses.

As we welcome a new era of environmentally friendly public transport, the challenge for governments and transport operators will be to strike a balance within a changed contractual and procurement framework so that new and future technologies can be incorporated. in the network with certainty and without interruption. to its users.

Current agreements are failing

In Australia and in many parts of the world, urban transport services are provided by the private sector in conjunction with state governments. Typically, our states retain or receive assets and enter into franchise agreements with private contractors to operate and maintain the services.

Current bus franchise agreements in Victoria and New South Wales do not contemplate the large wholesale changes in the franchise environment required to move from diesel to electric fleets. For example, the Victorian model was written assuming that buses will be replaced on an identical basis (i.e. a diesel bus is replaced by another newer diesel bus). Still, going electric is a major change with many ripple effects, as diesel and electric fleets require different maintenance regimes due to differences in technology, service and safety requirements.

Depots will need to be redeveloped, maintenance personnel will need to be replaced or retrained, and new depots closer to high voltage transmission lines may need to be acquired. This would create a period of flux and change, impacting timetables, transport routes and personnel.

Little flexibility in current contracts

Under franchise models, private operators can request to deviate from the bus replacement schedule, but this is usually limited to changes such as the fleet replacement date, rather than a complete overhaul of the type of vehicle. This has implications, depending on the jurisdiction, on the alleviation of the performance monitoring regime during any transition phase, or on the additional costs associated with the transition to an electric fleet.

In Victoria, operators have a general obligation to provide and maintain sufficient deposits to meet their obligations under the franchise agreement. However, the franchise agreement does not provide for terms of development of the depots to accommodate electric vehicles. Nor are there any provisions in the Victorian Franchise Agreement or the New South Wales Service Agreement for major changes to bus timetables and routes should they be required for electric fleets.

To submit or not to submit?

There are also questions about how contracts will be secured for electric vehicles. Most current contracts are not set up with the flexibility required to integrate electric vehicles. There are risks of an explosion in capital and recurrent expenditure, which means that the private sector could feel compelled to charge higher prices.

Whether organizing contracts by tender or open book, States must ensure that the process is as contestable as possible and must be attentive to the question of strategic assets, even in the development phase. test or pilot. The upstream negotiation of contractual provisions dealing with these issues will help facilitate the transition to electricity and reconcile the interests of States and private operators.

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“Fullest commitment” to supply MetroLink after 8,000 public submissions https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/fullest-commitment-to-supply-metrolink-after-8000-public-submissions/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 13:07:00 +0000 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/fullest-commitment-to-supply-metrolink-after-8000-public-submissions/ TRANSPORT MINISTER EAMON Ryan said there was “full commitment” to delivering the Metrolink project, saying the plan will benefit both Dublin City and the rest of the country. It comes as the MetroLink project was relaunched this morning following Cabinet approval of the plan, with the planning due to be lodged with An Bord Pleanála […]]]>

TRANSPORT MINISTER EAMON Ryan said there was “full commitment” to delivering the Metrolink project, saying the plan will benefit both Dublin City and the rest of the country.

It comes as the MetroLink project was relaunched this morning following Cabinet approval of the plan, with the planning due to be lodged with An Bord Pleanála in September.

According to the plan, construction is due to start in early 2025, with services due to start in the early 2030s. The metro line itself will run from Swords to Dublin city centre.

Speaking at the project relaunch this morning, Ryan said previous plans had been scrapped due to the financial crash of 2011 and 2012 and borrowing constraints.

He added that the detailed consultations, including 8,000 submissions from the public, that have been carried out in recent years for the project ensure that it will take place.

“That’s in my mind the gracious guarantee we can give here, but it will continue because we’ve done the job in terms of incredible detail in length TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland) and NTA (National Transport Association primarily and our department with the utmost seriousness, with the utmost commitment to delivering this,” Ryan said.

“I think I want to reassure the public that the reason he’s coming back is because it makes transportation sense for our city.”

Ryan said additional certainty is also provided by the National Development Plan (NDP), which will allocate €35 billion to public transport initiatives between 2021 and 2030.

“That’s what gives me confidence that we have the funding, we’ve done the engineering and the policy analysis. We have to go through the planning and then we’ll get it built.

When asked if MetroLink could be shelved by the government due to the impacts of a global recession as a cost-cutting measure, Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath said the funding was there. behind the NDP and that it would be followed regardless of any economic situation. shock.

“That commitment is there, built into our budget framework, and to the extent that we can be confident in anything, I believe we can be sure that the resources are there to support our national development plan,” said McGrath.

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe agreed with McGrath and Ryan, saying that if planning permission is granted for the subway line, then it will be built.

“We are at a point where I think we can make the case that if this project sees a successful rail order award, then we will see it go into procurement and be built.”

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MetroLink cost

Cost estimates were also provided for the construction of Metrolink, with the projected central cost being €9.5 billion.

This includes a cost base of €5.8 billion, a contingency provision of €1.74 billion and an inflation provision of €1.96 billion.

However, there are several estimated cost scales, ranging from €7.16 billion to €12.25 billion.

However, speaking on Newstalk this morning, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said it was an extreme case which could cost up to 23 billion euros.

“There’s an extreme scenario in the documents where it could cost up to 23 billion – no one thinks that’s going to happen, by the way – but that’s kind of the extreme end of things,” Varadkar said,

McGrath said the final cost of the project won’t be known until the government comes to market.

“The real test is when you go to the market. So when you go to market and have a recruitment process and get your offers, that’s the firmest estimate of the likely cost you’ll have.

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Electric buses announced for “the transition to a zero-emission bus fleet” https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/electric-buses-announced-for-the-transition-to-a-zero-emission-bus-fleet/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 10:40:47 +0000 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/electric-buses-announced-for-the-transition-to-a-zero-emission-bus-fleet/ Transport chiefs have announced the groundbreaking purchase of 120 new all-electric buses for Ireland. The landmark €80.4m deal with Antrim’s Wrightbus aims to help the country decarbonise its transport fleet. Around 100 of the new buses are for the Dublin metropolitan area and the other 20 are for Limerick with Bus Éireann. They are expected […]]]>

Transport chiefs have announced the groundbreaking purchase of 120 new all-electric buses for Ireland.

The landmark €80.4m deal with Antrim’s Wrightbus aims to help the country decarbonise its transport fleet.

Around 100 of the new buses are for the Dublin metropolitan area and the other 20 are for Limerick with Bus Éireann.

They are expected to enter service next year.

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Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications and Minister for Transport, May 24, 2022

The deal was announced on board a Dublin bus on Monday morning.

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said: “Switching to electricity will reduce the carbon footprint of our public transport fleet and help us meet our long-term climate goals, as set out in the Action Plan for the climate.

“These new electric buses will also help reduce air pollution, improve public health and improve access to public transport for people of all abilities.

“I look forward to seeing cleaner, greener buses in service in our cities.”

Feljin Jose of the Dublin Commuter Coalition says he is “delighted to see the fleet go zero emissions”.

“It will mean less emissions, less pollution and less noise,” he added.

“This, combined with the deal for 200 single-decker electric buses signed last year and the ongoing procurement for another 150, will transform our cities.

“While most of these buses will replace older buses, this order will also increase the size of the fleet.

“This is necessary to ensure the continued increase in service that is occurring as part of BusConnects over the next two and a half years.”

Promise of 800 buses



File photo dated 15/03/22 of Environment, Climate and Communications Minister Eamon Ryan, who has said the Government’s priority will be to help those most at risk of fuel poverty, thanks to a set of specific measures to mitigate the rise in the cost of living.

A total of 800 electric buses have been pledged across Ireland as part of a series of climate, transport and development strategies.

These latest additions to the public transport fleet will join three hydrogen buses that hit the streets last July.

Cork, Galway and Waterford could benefit from future orders, according to the National Transport Authority (NTA).

NTA Chief Executive Anne Graham said: “The transition to a zero-emission bus fleet is a central part of our BusConnects project, and the purchase of these battery electric buses represents a key step in this process. .

“There is no doubt that people are counting on us to provide better and more sustainable transport alternatives in all areas, and it is incumbent on us as an Authority to respond to this demand in a positive way.

“In doing so, we will reduce the need for personal vehicles, making the quality of the air we breathe healthier for everyone.

“When it comes to climate action, we at the NTA want to play our part and we want to lead by example,” she added.

“We are achieving this by transitioning our public transport fleet from fossil fuels to zero-emission technologies and, as you can see today, we are making real progress.

“This process is already underway, and when completed in 2035, it will lead to a massive reduction in emissions from public transport.”
As part of the process, the necessary charging infrastructure will also need to be installed.

The NTA says work, as well as training for the new buses, will begin later this year.

Neil Collins, Managing Director of Wrightbus, said: “We are extremely proud of this historic agreement, which is extremely important for Ireland’s decarbonisation ambitions and for us here at Wrightbus.

“This agreement further cements the reputation we have built in the zero emissions sector and closely follows historic agreements in Australia and Germany.

“It shows our ambition to be at the forefront of the zero emissions campaign in cities and rural areas around the world.”

At the end of the line

The zero-emission buses will accommodate up to 65 people, have a permanent space for wheelchair users and additional space for pushchairs as well as free Wi-Fi, charging sockets and accessories. a screen to display passenger information in real time.

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Newcastle bus drivers on strike https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/newcastle-bus-drivers-on-strike/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/newcastle-bus-drivers-on-strike/ Date: 01.06.2022 NSW bus drivers will stop driving this Friday over a pay dispute Keolis Downer drivers will go on strike on Friday Newcastle bus drivers say they are ready […]]]>







NSW bus drivers will stop driving this Friday over a pay dispute








Keolis Downer drivers will go on strike on Friday

Newcastle bus drivers say they are ready to walk off the job and strike Keolis Downer for four hours this Friday.

Workers across Newcastle have unanimously rejected Keolis Downer’s latest wage offer, which means buses will not run between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 3 in the New South Wales region.

The Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) says Keolis Downer’s latest offer to its drivers is insufficient and its members are growing increasingly frustrated with the treatment they are receiving from the public transport company.

RTBU members say they cannot earn a living wage and their demands are being ignored by Keolis Downer.

RTBU NSW tram and bus division chairman Daniel Jaggers has said Keolis Downer is not considering raising driver wages despite rising costs as he alleges the company is making more people work drivers to earn more money.

“Keolis Downer had tried to sell its latest corporate deal offer by telling drivers they could give up their Sunday and supplement their income by taking a voluntary shift,” says Jaggers.

“It’s basically them saying we won’t pay you more because you deserve it.”


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Jaggers claims this stance forced the drivers to take protected industrial action to pressure Keolis Downer to pay a wage more commensurate with the hours worked.

The RTBU chairman also criticized the NSW government for allowing Keolis Downer to use privatization to underpay its workers.

“The RTBU is calling on Minister David Elliott to readjust these contracts to ensure our members receive a living wage,” Jaggers said.

The RTBU apologizes for the inconvenience and has timed the strike for mid-day to lessen the impact on peak services, as Jaggers says parents can rest assured drivers will be working to get children to the school and back.

The union says it cannot rule out further action if a negotiated solution is not found quickly.



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H-TEC Systems Introduces Scalable Hydrogen Cube Systems https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/h-tec-systems-introduces-scalable-hydrogen-cube-systems/ Wed, 25 May 2022 09:58:46 +0000 https://quickcashadvancecvwz.com/h-tec-systems-introduces-scalable-hydrogen-cube-systems/ H-TEC Systems presented its new Hydrogen Cube System (HCS) with PEM electrolysis, for the production of green hydrogen. The modular system is suitable for large multi-MW PEM electrolysis plants and applications in the industrial, chemical and renewable energy sectors. The modular system allows for successive expansion and scaling up, as projects are often already designed […]]]>

H-TEC Systems presented its new Hydrogen Cube System (HCS) with PEM electrolysis, for the production of green hydrogen. The modular system is suitable for large multi-MW PEM electrolysis plants and applications in the industrial, chemical and renewable energy sectors. The modular system allows for successive expansion and scaling up, as projects are often already designed for further expansion.

Production of green hydrogen at the scale of several megawatts

The HCS is a modular building block system for realizing large PEM electrolysis plants for the production of green hydrogen. To this end, 2 MW cubes can be combined to form multi-megawatt power plants. The cubes achieve a system efficiency of 74% and are equipped with integrated process water treatment and power supply. Additionally, fresh water and hydrogen treatment or heat extraction can be added to the system, depending on customer requirements. A 10 MW HCS from H-TEC Systems can produce 4,500 kg of hydrogen per day. With 10 MW of renewable energy, 40 to 50 trucks or buses could be refueled with green hydrogen every day. The system is designed for modular expansion. All modules can be linked so that the entire installation can be controlled and monitored centrally. The concept is suitable for factories that are to be expanded over the next few years. Projects can therefore also start with a 4 MW system, even if the long-term goal is 50 MW or more. For more information, see the IDTechEx report on the hydrogen economy, fuel cells and hydrogen production methods.

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