February 17, 2009 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Burckhardt Compression Awarded two Orders for Hyper Compressors for LDPE Plants in Middle East and South America

Burckhardt Compression has been awarded two major orders including a Hyper Compressor and a Process Gas Compressor for LDPE plants in Qatar and Venezuela.

Burckhardt Compression received two orders to deliver a K10 Hyper Compressor for LDPE plants in Qatar and Venezuela. Each order includes also an electric motor with 25,000 kW (33,500 HP) for the Hyper Compressor and a six crank Process Gas Compressor as a booster/primary compressor.

Deliveries of the Hyper Compressors are scheduled for mid-2010.

The Hyper Compressor is a high-pressure reciprocating compressor for low density polyethylene plants, with discharge pressure up to 3’500 bar (50’000 psi). Burckhardt Compression has an experience of over 55 years in manufacturing Hyper Compressors. They excel with long lifetime and high safety requirements thanks to its unique design features


About Burckhardt Compression
Burckhardt Compression is one of the market leaders in the field of reciprocating compressor technology and the only manufacturer that offers a complete range of Laby (labyrinth piston), Process Gas, and Hyper Compressors. These compressors are used in a wide range of applications in the chemical and petrochemical industry, in refineries, in air separation systems, and for gas transport and storage. Burckhardt Compression products are used to compress, cool or liquefy gas, for example hydrocarbon or industrial gases. Its customers include multinational companies in the oil, gas, petrochemicals and chemicals industries.

In addition to its thriving new installation business, a major driver of the company’s success is its global service network, which generates a substantial share of company revenues. This global network enables Burckhardt Compression to offer comprehensive customer support services, such as delivery of top-quality components, servicing of compressor valves, complete system overhauls, engineering services and the fulfillment of comprehensive maintenance contracts.


Further inquiries:
Daniela Gohl
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