Hexagon Composites to Supply CNG Cylinders for Vehicle Conversions in Indonesia
Hexagon Composites’ subsidiary Hexagon Raufoss has received an order from PT Autogas in Indonesia for 1,000 cylinders that will be used to convert taxis and government vehicles to run on CNG. The majority of the deliveries will be made in the third quarter of 2016.
Indonesia is quickly adopting CNG as an alternative to diesel and gasoline as a result of a government oil-to-gas campaign. The program’s goal is to reduce pollution and diversify fuel in the public transportation sector.
PT Autogas is the country’s leading conversion company for heavy duty vehicles, transit buses and passenger cars. The company says Hexagon Composites’ cylinders were chosen for these applications because they are 30 percent the weight of steel, which reduces fuel consumption and extends range between refueling.
PT Autogas is owned by PT Draco, which took delivery of SMARTSTORE modules earlier this year to support its mobile refilling units (MRU) used around the city of Jakarta. “Passenger cars with Hexagon Composites cylinders may refuel with MRUs that use SMARTSTORE gas transportation systems,” says Ragnar Holthe, Managing Director Automotive, Hexagon Raufoss. “We are committed to the momentum that environmental friendly fuels are experiencing in Southeast Asia and are pleased that our CNG solutions are helping reduce pollution in Indonesia.”