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ADL scoops prestigious Scottish Engineering Sustainable Development Award for hydrogen project

Published: 30 May 2022

Alexander Dennis Limited (“ADL”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that it has been recognised for its Sustainable Development at 2022 Scottish Engineering Awards. In addition to winning the award, ADL was shortlisted for Young Engineer of the Year.

Scottish Engineering is the voice of Scottish manufacturing and engineering, the membership body represents a multitude of industries and has a legacy spanning over 150 years.

The 2022 Sustainable Development Award​ was presented to ADL by Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering and Bernie O'Neil, Vice President of Scottish Engineering in the category of “Vice President’s Awards”.

Central to the ADL application was the development of Scotland’s first hydrogen bus, the ADL Enviro400FCEV. The project combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with innovation and business transformation to create the first ever Scottish built hydrogen fuel cell bus. The vehicle and the technology learnings will drive forward the next generation of ADL vehicles.

Paul Davies, ADL President & Managing Director, said: “I am delighted that we have won the prestigious Sustainable Development Award at the 2022 Scottish Engineering Awards. It underlines the strength, depth and capability of the ADL team members that are responsible for our product development and programme delivery. Our target is to continue to raise the bar as we develop new products that will underpin the decarbonisation ambitions of our industry. While we may be 127 years old, we intend to remain the poster child for British bus design and manufacture, leading the ZEvolution not only here in the UK but across the globe. We are about to launch our Enviro400FCEV double deck here in the UK, but we have also exported our battery electric double deck internationally, from the launch of our North American zero-emission double deck, the Enviro500EV CHARGE, to the recent business we secured in Hong Kong that will provide a strong foundation for us to grow our business in Asia.”

ADL’s Stewart Samson was shortlisted for Young Engineer of the Year for his project that focussed on new electrical and software controls, architecture and global product electrification; as well as Stewart’s promotion to Lead Engineer.

 

 

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Paul Sheerin Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering; James McKergan, Head of Engineering at ADL; Jamie Wilson, Head of Concepts & Advanced Engineering at ADL (holding the Sustainable Development Award); Bernie O'Neil, Vice President of Scottish Engineering.