By extending the partnership agreement to industrial engines, AS Labruna and FPT Industrial have strengthened the deep understanding between Turin and Monopoli, in Apulia region, where AS is based. Massimo Labruna’s “creature” is now systematically widespread among marine applications in the Mediterranean area. However, the sea, as infinite as it may seem, is not enough for AS, which intends to replicate the same “agnostic” and technology-neutral philosophy to land-based applications. Thus, a holistic approach, to trouble another analogy with human disciplines, involving both fixed- and variable-rotation engines.

FPT Industrial engines follow marine siblings home to AS Labruna

The expansive strategy of the Italian solution provider was clearly showed at the DPE in Rimini, where it displayed some of its jewels: the PB30 methanol generator, of the revived Power Pack 80 and the Fresia Metrocab, electrified by MOVe. A multitasking approach to decarbonization, concerning all the internal combustion engines, for off-highway, powergen and marine applications, which will remain on the crest of the wave for a long time, particularly in the areas covered by AS’s twin, the Maltese LF. According to the company’s official note: “The goal of AS Labruna together with its Maltese subsidiary LF is to distribute, by next year, about 2,000 units in southern Italy and in North African and Middle Eastern countries, from Senegal to Israel, thus consolidating its position as a major player in the engine industry. This new phase represents a step forward in AS Labruna’s growth strategy. The expanded distribution in growth markets not only aims at commercial success but also reflects a deep commitment to network optimization, aimed at ensuring an excellent level of service on the other side of the Mediterranean as well.”

Even in power generation. Although in Dubai…

Again the AS Labruna communiqué reminded us that the designated venue for the consecration was supposed to be the Middle East Energy in Dubai, where the partners agreed to set up medium- to long-term collaboration agreements (and FPT Industrial unveiled a big surprise!). Something resembling the Apocalypse, however, has hit the Emirates and Oman, flooded by the same rainfall that routinely falls in a year and a half. As Reuters stated: “A storm hit the United Arab Emirates and Oman this week bringing record rainfall that flooded highways, inundated houses, grid-locked traffic and trapped people in their homes. At least 20 people were reported to have died in the deluge in Oman while another person was said to have died in floods in the UAE that closed government offices and schools for days. The storm had initially hit Oman on Sunday before it pounded the UAE on Tuesday, knocking out power and causing huge disruptions to flights as runways were turned into rivers.”


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