Hexagon Composites’ subsidiary Hexagon Raufoss, based in Raufoss, Norway, has been nominated by an unidentified international vehicle modifier, to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV). The new NGV car model will enter the European market during second half of 2016.
According to the agreement, the first deliveries are targeted for end of second quarter 2016, and the program is scheduled to run for up to seven years. The estimated overall delivery value is around NOK 150 million (approximately USD 18 million).
“This is a new customer to Hexagon Raufoss and we are very pleased to enter into a long-term agreement with them. The nomination will further strengthen our cooperation with NGV modifiers in Europe. We experience that the increased global focus on emissions drives the demand for compressed natural gas and other alternative fuels by choosing vehicle storage technology that reduces emissions and fuel costs”, comments Ragnar Holthe, Managing Director of Hexagon Raufoss.
The environmental benefits of reduced particulates, NOx, SOx and CO2 emissions, continue to attract customers and investments towards adopting Natural Gas Vehicles. In addition, the stability of CNG prices remains attractive compared to relatively volatile diesel prices.
(Source: Hexagon Composites)