Weifang Hengyuan Oil Pump and Nozzle Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary company of Xinde Science and Technology Co., Ltd., has succeeded in developing a diesel engine FIRCRI common-rail, electrically controlled fuel-injection system. The company, working in close cooperation with the State Key Laboratory of Engines of Tianjin University since December 2003, has been granted a technical patent certificate, with exclusive intellectual property owned by Xinde. According to Xinde, its system is comparable to the oil injection system of Robert Bosch and Denso and can replace import products. The new product is said to adapt well to China’s oil characteristics and to meet stricter emissions standards than Euro III/IV standards; applications include various types of diesel engines for cars, trucks, machinery, and locomotives. When the system becomes commercially available, it already has been booked up by Weichai Power, Jiangsu Jianghuai Engine Co., Ltd., and Sichuan Emei Diesel Engine Co., Ltd., according to Xinde. The company anticipates the designed production capacity of the phase-I project to be 200,000 sets.