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Scania Planning New Climatic Wind Tunnel

Jacobs Engineering Group has received a contract from Scania to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to design and build a new climatic wind tunnel that will be located in Sodertalje, Sweden near Stockholm.

As part of the agreement, Jacobs will create a facility that will serve as a product development and testing site for heavy trucks and buses and offer multiple controllable environments. The site will be able to create a wide range of thermal conditions, as well as provide advanced road load simulation in order to offer accurate testing conditions.

Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs will produce a facility for product development testing of heavy trucks and buses in controllable, wide-ranging environments. The facility will feature exceptionally wide-ranging thermal conditions, wind speeds to 100 km/h, reduced background noise levels, advanced road load simulation and complete simulation of solar, rain, snow and soiling conditions,” stated the press release.

The value of the contract has not been disclosed by the two parts involved.

"Jacobs is recognized as a global leader in the design and supply of advanced technical facilities. We are proud to work with Scania to produce this cutting edge facility," said Jacobs President and CEO Craig Martin.

Scania has recently announced that it is testing a truck spoiler that is aimed at cutting fuel consumption. The company has created a rear air deflector, which is also known as a boat-tail, which can reduce fuel consumption by up to two percent.


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