Canadian National Railway Orders Four LNG Tenders from Westport

       Canadian National Railway Orders Four LNG Tenders from Westport

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, June 5, 2013

~ Westport Launches a New Product to Serve Natural Gas Needs of the North
American Railroad Market ~

VANCOUVER, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Westport Innovations Inc.
(TSX:WPT/NASDAQ:WPRT), today announced the launch of a liquefied natural gas
(LNG) tender product solution with an order for four tenders from Canadian
National Railway (CN) (TSX:CNR) (NYSE:CNI). The first tender to supply fuel to
an adjacent natural-gas powered locomotive will be delivered in the fourth
quarter of 2013.

"There is growing consensus around the enormous potential of using LNG as a
fuel for locomotives and there is a clear path for the industry to achieve
this shift to a cleaner, cheaper and domestically available fuel," said
Nicholas Sonntag, Executive Vice-President at Westport. "The Westport LNG
Tender leverages our substantial expertise in LNG storage, cryogenic systems,
and natural gas fuel delivery for mobile applications to create a product that
will immediately help railroads to validate the value of LNG in their
operations today, with a built-in upgrade pathway to the next-generation
locomotives coming over the next few years."

Putting the LNG on a Westport LNG Tender, rather than simply replacing the
diesel fuel tanks on existing locomotives, offers a number of advantages:

  *More than 10,000 gallons LNG capacity - provides longer range than a
    diesel locomotive, reducing the need for LNG refuelling infrastructure and
    refuelling stops
  *Intelligent fueling controls will allow tenders to supply fuel to natural
    gas locomotives from virtually any manufacturer, reducing operational
    complexity and investment in different proprietary fuel supply solutions
  *Each tender can support two locomotives, reducing the capital investment
    required to move to LNG
  *Utilizes an industry standard vehicle design and 40' LNG ISO tank, which
    minimizes cost and will allow production volumes to be rapidly increased
    as the industry migrates to LNG

"CN is testing natural gas locomotives and Westport's experience in providing
LNG solutions for transportation makes it the natural partner for us," said
Gerry Weber, CN Vice-President Supply, Fleet and Fuel Management. "These
tenders will be used immediately with our dual fuel locomotives in mainline
service, allowing CN to continue to explore this technology as a means to
advance the company's sustainability agenda and improve environmental

Westport is collaborating with INOXCVA, a leading manufacturer of cryogenic
transportation equipment, on these tenders. Westport and INOXCVA have entered
into an agreement for cryogenic systems to be able to rapidly meet the
near-term demand in the rail industry.

Westport has also been collaborating with Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) since
June 2012 to co-develop natural gas technology for Caterpillar products,
including the next generation of locomotives. The first high pressure direct
injection (HPDI) locomotive will be demonstrated in 2014 through a consortium
program funded by Sustainable Technology Development Canada in partnership
with Canadian National Railway, Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD, a subsidiary of
Progress Rail Services, a Caterpillar company), and Gaz Metro. Caterpillar and
Westport are combining technologies and expertise, including Westport™ HPDI
technology and Caterpillar's industry leading off-road engine and machine
product technology, to develop these new natural gas products. Commercial
production of HPDI locomotives by EMD is expected in 2017.

About CN
CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting approximately C$250 billion
worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from
resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail
network spanning Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
to the Gulf of Mexico. CN - Canadian National Railway Company, along with its
operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince
Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the
metropolitan areas of Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis.,
Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with
connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit
the company's website at

About Westport Innovations Inc.
Westport Innovations Inc. is a leading global supplier of proprietary
solutions that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as
compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and
renewable natural gas (RNG) fuels such as landfill gas and help reduce
greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Westport technology offers advanced LNG
fueling systems with direct injection natural gas engine technology for
heavy-duty vehicles such as highway trucks and off-road applications such as
mining and rail. Westport's joint venture with Cummins Inc., Cummins Westport
Inc. designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited natural gas engines for
North American transportation applications such as trucks and buses. Westport
is also one of the global leaders for natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas
(LPG) fuel systems technology, design, and components in passenger cars,
light-duty trucks and industrial applications such as forklifts. To learn more
about our business, visit our website or subscribe to our RSS feed at, or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom.

Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Westport's
business, operations, technology development or the environment in which it
operates, which are based on Westport's estimates, forecasts and projections.
These statements include specifically, statements regarding the timing for
delivery of the referenced tenders, and commercial production of HPDI
locomotives by EMD. These statements are not guarantees of future
performance, are based on a number of assumptions and involve known and
unknown risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, or are beyond
Westport's control including the development of competing products and
technologies, availability and supply of natural gas, price and supply of
gasoline, timing of execution of agreements with distributors and other
counterparties, and other risk factors and assumptions that may affect our
actual results, performance or achievements. Consequently, readers should not
place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition,
these forward-looking statements relate to the date on which they are made.
Westport disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise except as required by National Instrument 51-102. The
contents of any website, RSS feed or Twitter account referenced in this press
release are not incorporated by reference herein.

SOURCE Westport Innovations Inc.


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