Menden, June 2017 – It is the future project of the city of London – and a milestone for the environment. HJS will make London city buses cleaner. With its English partners EEL, the company from South-Westphalia has been awarded the contract for retrofitting in London.
- HJS is part of the air purification future project in London
- Award of contract for retrofit of the city buses
- Advantages: Cleaner buses, better air
London mayor Sadiq Khan has kept his promise. London provides large promotion funding for a better quality of air and cleaner buses. Approximately 90 million Euro is being invested in the retrofitting of city buses with SCRT® systems. In an extensive invitation to tender procedure, HJS, the South-Westphalian specialist for emission technology, has had success. With this, the company from Menden is included in the four selected providers whose high-efficiency exhaust gas systems were approved by the London Transport Authority.
Extensive framework agreement with transport authority
For the delivery and installation of the systems, an extensive and complex framework agreement was negotiated and signed with the holding organisation Transport for London (TfL), which co-ordinates transportation systems in London.
Long-term engagement in England
With the nomination, HJS and its long-standing English partner EEL succeed in a breakthrough for a long-term commitment in England. In the next five years approx. 5,800 London buses should be retrofitted and thus brought to the latest Euro-VI emission standard. The British government provides promotion funding for this with approximately 78 million British pounds (converted about 89 million Euro).
Telematics System: Control over emissions
All vehicles are additionally equipped with a telematics system with GPS function, in order to enable a check of the emissions of the bus at any time. The device developed by HJS specially for this objective makes possible an online access to the entire control and electronics of the system. In this way, particularly emission values, however also technical data, faults, trip routes and locations, or fuel consumption, can be checked and monitored in detail.
London as a lighthouse project for whole of Europe
The most rapid and most cost-effective solution to solving the problem of air quality in cities is the strategy of concentrating on city buses. In this sense, the city of London is a Europe-wide forerunner in the improvement of air quality. The retrofitting in the biggest city in Europe has a very great significance as a model for further cities in Great Britain and Europe. It certainly improves the efforts to have a positive influence on the air quality within a short time through retrofitting.
Over 90 percent less harmful nitrogen oxide emissions
The South-Westphalian specialist for exhaust gas treatment is already setting standards with its SCRT® system. The modular system developed by HJS, as well as the soot particles from diesel exhaust gases, almost completely removes nitrogen oxide pollutants (NOx). The harmful nitrogen oxide emissions of diesel engines can be reduced in this way by more than 90 percent.
Important milestone for London – and for HJS
HJS is proud to retrofit thousands of city buses with effective technologies and so be in a position to accompany London on the path to a clean, low-pollutant future. Whether tourists or residents – simply everyone in London will benefit from better air as a result of this co-operation.
|HJS Emission Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Annette Ritz, Leitung Marketing Services
Dieselweg 12, D-58706 Menden/Sauerland
|Telephone: +49 2373 987-218
As a family managed, middle-sized company with headquarters in Menden/Sauerland, we at HJS Emission Technology GmbH & Co. KG, which was founded in 1976, have long experience and high competence in the area of exhaust gas treatment. With approximately 400 employees, we develop, produce and market systems for the reduction of emissions of pollutants and corresponding components. The innovative environmental protection technologies are used both in original equipment and in the retrofit of cars, heavy to light commercial vehicles, as well as mobile and fixed-in-place applications in the non-road area. As well as systems for ignition engines, HJS today offers special solutions for diesel engines – in particular for the reduction of soot particles and nitrogen oxides. With extensive patent rights to DPF® (Diesel Particle Filter) and SCRT® (Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology), HJS sets standards in Germany and world-wide.