BANGKOK, THAILAND – Media OutReach – October 17, 2023 – BAFS INTECH unveiled the first-ever electric vehicle (EV) high-flow fire distributor, powered entirely by electricity, in the ASEAN region, at Inter Airport Europe 2023, held in Munich, Germany. , from October 10 to 13, 2023. This new model of hydrant dispenser benefits from a faster refueling rate and will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation sector.
Mr. LNathasit Diskul, Chairman of Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services Public Company Limited (BAFS), said that BAFS INTECH Company Limited, a subsidiary of BAFS Group, is specialized in the design, manufacture and assembly of aircraft refueling vehicles, aircraft refueling systems and other land vehicles operated on the premises of the airport. In addition to serving BAFS, BAFS INTECH is expanding its services to international markets, including countries such as Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia. The company is currently in the process of expanding to Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia, with an ambitious goal to cover the entire Southeast Asian region in the next two years.
BAFS INTECH conducts its activities in accordance with environmentally friendly practices and sustainable development goals. In its efforts to minimize carbon emissions in the aviation sector, the company is committed to leveraging cutting-edge innovation to develop fueling vehicles that meet customer requirements and reduce waste. ‘environmental impact. The recent introduction of ASEAN’s first high-flow electric vehicle hydrant dispenser is a testament to this commitment, and it is the first example of a refueling vehicle from Thailand showcased on the global stage , as it was on 24th Inter Airport Europe 2023 in Munich, Germany.
This fully electric fueling vehicle offers enhanced fueling performance with an impressive flow rate of 3,400 liters per minute, a significant improvement over the low flow model with a flow rate of 1,300 liters per minute. Standout features of the new hydrant dispenser include its compact and flexible design, low noise emissions and an impressive range of up to 244 kilometers on a single charge (tested to WLTP standards). This significant autonomy allows it to refuel an average of 15 flights per full charge, making it an ideal choice for international airports. Additionally, it was manufactured in accordance with aircraft fuel supply standards established by the Joint Inspection Group (JIG). This new vehicle is expected to enter service at Suvarnabhumi International Airport by the end of 2023.
Earlier in 2020, BAFS INTECH introduced an electric hydrant trolley refueling vehicle, including an electric tractor and a refueling vehicle with a fire hydrant system powered entirely by electricity. This innovation enabled a reduction of 6,300 liters in annual diesel consumption, or an annual reduction of 15 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions. Building on this success, BAFS INTECH continued its development efforts, leading to the launch of a fire hydrant dispenser for low-flow electric vehicles in 2021. This dispenser offers a range of 170 kilometers and can refuel an average of 8 flights per charge, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. emissions up to 90% compared to traditional diesel vehicles. Usage statistics reveal an 80% reduction in energy costs. The low flow EV hydrant dispenser is currently in operation at Don Mueang International Airport.
BAFS INTECH is committed to harnessing innovation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company also supports the Airport Carbon Accreditation program and helps advance the transition to environmentally friendly “green airports” at Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi International Airport, as well as other airports in the ASEAN region . BAFS INTECH has collaborated with ITURRI, a leading Spanish refueling vehicle manufacturer, to expand the manufacturing of electric vehicle refueling vehicles. As part of this collaboration, BAFS INTECH will import parts to be assembled in Thailand and exchange knowledge with ITURRI to adapt the products for the Asia-Pacific region. Additionally, local assembly of electric vehicle hydrant dispensers in Thailand is expected to reduce the cost of vehicle refueling. In the future, the potential use of locally sourced spare parts instead of imported parts could further reduce manufacturing costs, making electric vehicles more affordable. This will be an important factor in promoting the adoption of electric vehicles at airports in the ASEAN region. This strategic approach aligns with BAFS INTECH’s plan to drive the aviation industry towards net zero emissions, in line with BAFS’ vision of “uplifting the world through sustainable business”.
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