Hexagon Composites subsidiary Hexagon Raufoss has recently received orders from PT Autogas in Indonesia for CNG cylinders for conversion of 5,000 taxis and government vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG).

The Indonesian government is actively promoting the usage of natural gas in order to achieve their oil-to-gas program goal to reduce pollution and diversify fuel in the public transportation sector, the company said. According to new legislation that is expected to be issued by the government 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.

Deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.

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