Nobina secures tender in Finland for almost SEK 570 million
Nobina has been entrusted once more by the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) to develop and operate bus services in the capital region. The total value of the contracts is estimated at SEK 570 million over the contract periods, which are seven years and one year, respectively, with the option to extend by three years and one year, respectively. Traffic is scheduled to start in August 2018 and comprises 29 buses, which will be supplemented with a further 13 buses in 2019. In parallel, HSL has announced that Nobina will be awarded an environmental premium for its transition to biodiesel.
As part of the transition from fossil diesel to biodiesel, HSL has decided to award Nobina an environmental bonus of SEK 5 million. This initiative will reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 80 per cent at the same time as particles and NOX emissions will be cut by 30 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively, compared with fossil diesel. The environmental bonus is a component of HSL’s environmental program aimed at reducing emissions from public transport and thus contributing to improved air quality.
“We are pleased that the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority has once again entrusted us to carry out this assignment. Continuing to develop services while also contributing to a better environment and air quality is aligned with HSL’s objectives,” says Tom Ward, Managing Director at Nobina Finland
The new buses will be equipped with USB chargers for passengers and will meet the highest environmental standard, Euro 6.
HSL has an objective to reduce emissions from public transport and contribute to improved air quality. The aim is to reduce emissions of CO2, NOX and particles by 90 per cent between 2010 and 2025. To achieve the objective, new vehicle technology, better fuels and electric solutions must be utilised. Measures procured under the environmental bonus are aimed at alleviating the air-quality problems being experienced in the capital region.
The award decision can be appealed until 26 December 2017.
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