Growing Algerian market orders 40,000 new Autogas fuel systems
Algeria is experiencing a growing market for Autogas and state-owned National Company for Petroleum Products Marketing and Distribution (NAFTAL) has recently ordered 40,000 LPG sequential injection systems, which will be delivered in 2018 by BRC Gas Equipment, subsidiary of Westport Fuel Systems Inc.
“We are pleased to be the preferred partner of NAFTAL to support their strategic programme for the expansion of Autogas use in one of the world’s most promising alternative fuel markets,” said Andrea Alghisi, Westport Fuel Systems Chief Operating Officer, Automotive. “This is the largest tender we have received from NAFTAL.”
Since 2002, BRC has been awarded multiple tenders from NAFTAL for a combined total of 65,000 LPG systems. With the addition of this recent tender, a total of 105,000 LPG systems will be delivered to NAFTAL by end of 2018.
According to NAFTAL statistics, nearly 260,000 Autogas vehicles are currently circulating in Algeria, or about 8% of the total passenger cars making it the largest population of LPG-powered vehicles in Africa. For more information, please check this link.