Hexagon Raufoss has received orders from PT Autogas, Indonesia, for compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders to enable the conversion of 5000 taxis and government vehicles to CNG.
The Indonesian government is promoting the use of natural gas in order to achieve its oil-to-gas programme goal to reduce pollution and diversify fuel in the public transportation sector. According to new legislation expected to be issued shortly, all gas stations will be required to have at least one dispenser of natural gas.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Hexagon Raufoss for the supply of lightweight CNG cylinders to the government’s oil-to-gas automotive conversion projects,” says Thomas Nurhakim, President Director of PT Autogas, a conversion company for natural gas powered vehicles. “We selected Hexagon Raufoss’ cylinders due to the company’s leading industry position in this sector, product durability and reliability, and a proven safety track record.”
Deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.
In 2016, Hexagon Raufoss delivered 1000 CNG cylinders to Indonesia for conversion of taxis and governmental vehicles. Its lightweight composite Type 4 CNG cylinders are said to be ideal for these applications as they are 30% the weight of steel, which reduces fuel consumption and extends range between refillings.
“We are excited about the momentum of the adoption of environmentally friendly fuels in Indonesia and are pleased that our leading CNG solutions are playing a part in helping reduce pollution in Indonesia,” comments Ragnar Holthe, Managing Director of Hexagon Raufoss. “With the country’s ambitious goals, we believe that CNG will be a widely-adopted fuel in Indonesia.”
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