Hexagon CNG Cylinders for Indonesian Conversions

Hexagon CNG Cylinders for Indonesian Conversions

One thousand new Hexagon Raufoss Type IV cylinders have been ordered by PT Autogas in

Indonesia, for conversion of taxis and government vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG), reports

parent company Hexagon Composites. Indonesia’s government is facilitating a transition to natural

gas as an alternative to diesel and gasoline.

The transition program’s goal is to reduce pollution and diversify fuel in the public transportation


PT Autogas is the country’s leading conversion company for natural gas heavy-duty vehicles, transit

buses and passenger cars. Hexagon Composites’ cylinders are ideal for these applications because

they are 30% the weight of steel, which reduces fuel consumption (by about 5l/1000km) and

extends range between refillings.

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.”

Cylinder deliveries will mainly be in third quarter of 2016.

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