NGV Day 2014 will highlight big market opportunities and show how barriers to growth have been removed


The NGV Network is expecting over 200 industry professionals to attend its first conference and exhibition on 25th June at the Motor Heritage Centre in Gaydon. NGV Day 2014 Conference and Exhibition, organised by Energy & Utility Skills, will focus on the experiences and lessons learnt by those involved in current natural gas truck and bus projects.

Conference speakers include officials from the Department of Transport who will describe progress in the £11 million TSB funded trials and show how trucks and buses appear to be the sectors suited to gas.

A wide range of Natural Gas trucks and buses are now available in the UK and there will be exhibition stands from key stakeholders including vehicle manufacturers, LNG suppliers, gas grid owners and the compression industry.

With 130 million kg of Biomethane forecast to be injected into the gas grid in 2015, huge domestic shale gas resources and with National Grid installing an LNG road tanker loading facility at the Isle of Grain in 2015, there is now potential for a major move away from diesel for trucks and buses.

Lucy Ritchie, client manager, EU Skills Networks and responsible for managing the small business network says:

“Having secured funding from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills through the Growth and Innovation Fund we are very excited about hosting our first NGV conference day. There are lots of businesses already involved in the NGV Network, as funding is to support their growth in the industry and I’m looking forward to meeting more industry experts at the event.”

John Baldwin, managing director of CNG Services which owns and operates the UK's largest CNG filling station, located in Crewe says:

“NGV Day is about bringing everyone involved in the sector together to network and learn from industry experts, sharing first-hand experiences on current projects. It’s also about showing how the technical barriers have been overcome and the way is now open for a major expansion of the sector.”

If anyone would like to book an exhibition stand they should contact Angela Bagshaw, email angela.bagshaw@euskills.co.uk or telephone 0121 247 4566.

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Suzanne Orsler at SOPR or Ann Harrison in the Marketing and Communications Team at Energy & Utility Skills:

For more information please contact:

Suzanne Orsler, SOPR
T - 07813 131350
E – Suzanne@sopr.co

John Baldwin, CNG Services
T – 07831 241217
john.baldwin@cngservices.co.uk

Ann Harrison,
T: 0845 077 99 22
E: communications@euskills.co.uk

Issued by: Suzanne Orsler, SOPR
T: 07813 131350
E: Suzanne@sopr.co

Date issued: 03/06/2014

Notes to editors:

About CNG Services Ltd:

CNG Services Ltd (“CSL”) act as engineering consultants to the biomethane-to-grid and shale gas industries and have been involved in every biomethane to grid plant installed in the UK to date. CSL's expertise relates to processing of gas and its injection into the UK gas grid. CSL provides a range of low carbon engineering services based on natural gas:

• Creation of a national network of CNG stations on the high pressure grid
• Injection of biomethane and shale gas into the gas grid
• Use of Green Gas Certificates/CNG as a vehicle fuel

For further information go to www.cngservices.co.uk

About Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills):

We are an employer-led membership organisation that helps ensure the gas, power, waste management and water industries have the skills they need – now and in the future.

Through a range of products and services we help employers attract new talent; develop their workforces; and assure a high level of competence across their businesses.

As the UK authority on professional development and employment in the energy and utilities industries, we help our members embrace new talent and technology to meet the challenges of a competitive global market. Market intelligence is central to our approach. From projecting skills gaps to benchmark standards, we provide the most accurate, up-to-date information on skills and employment in the energy and utilities sector.

Our partnerships with employers, government bodies and educational institutions help us support the UK’s skills agenda, shape the future of the sector’s workforce and ensure our stakeholders get the most from their investments.

For further information about EU Skills please visit: www.euskills.co.uk