Omnitek Engineering Corporation has shipped an initial order of diesel-to-natural gas conversion products to the company’s newly recapitalized Peruvian joint venture, which it says represents the expected acceleration of conversions in the country and the anticipated opening of additional conversion centers in Peru. The order is valued at approximately $100,000, Omnitek says.
“Peru, a region that is committed to capitalizing on record low natural gas prices and reduced emissions levels, continues to represent an important growth market for our company. Fleet and bus operators are attracted to our proven and reliable conversion technology, as well as a less than one year return on investment,” says Werner Funk, president and CEO of Omnitek Engineering Corporation.
Industry sources in Peru estimate that diesel-to-natural gas conversions will reach at least 20,000 bus conversions and 50,000 truck conversions in the next few years, Omnitek says.
Separately, Omnitek Engineering says its partner in Juarez, Mexico has completed an initial conversion of a Mercedes bus with an OM906 diesel engine to natural gas under a demonstration project in cooperation with the local gas company. The demonstration period is expected to conclude by year end. The company adds that its conversion kit development program for the Navistar DT466 and Mack E7 engines is completed and EPA certification testing is on track.