Today, B/E Aerospace signed a Purchase
Order for a significant number of 40 kW CraftEngine PowerPacks to be delivered
in 2015 and 2016. The deliveries will commence in Q2-2015 and the units will be
used for field testing purposes towards various end customers in the US,
including different arms of the US military forces.
“This is a major commercial
milestone for our company”, Managing Director of Viking Heat Engine, Tor Hodne,
says. “We have been working with B/E for more than 2 years now, gradually
developing our combined product and partnership. We are very pleased that the
recent demonstrations and customer feedback in the US have proven to be so
successful that B/E now actually places their first real order”.
Bill Abrams, Director of
Business Development at B/E comments: “We are very excited about the
CraftEngine technology and the synergy it has with our thermal management
technology. Our expanded partnership allows us to pursue a wide variety of
commercial and technical opportunities. We are especially keen to now have the
opportunity to receive 40 kW units along with the present 10 kW machine, and we
will do our utmost to market the combined technology with the aggression that
it deserves in the US market”.
PowerPack is the first stepping stone towards larger engines and higher
outputs” says Harald Nes Rislå, R&D Director of Viking Heat Engines. “With
this important contract, the foundation of our engine program has been laid, and
we look forward to delivering high quality larger engines - based on the very
same design principles of the CraftEngine Technology Platform that we have
developed over the past three years”.
Camp Pendleton – Demonstration
for the US Military