May 06, 2022 | News

Burckhardt Compression to supply compressors for renewable diesel production at Preem Refinery Lysekil, Sweden

Burckhardt Compression has been selected by Preem Refinery as a compressor supplier for their Refinery in Lysekil, Sweden. The order includes two fully packaged API 618 Process Gas Compressors which will be used for the facility’s Synsat and ICR unit for renewable diesel production.

Preem and Topsoe, a process licensor, collaborate to revamp the Synsat & ICR unit at Preem’s Lysekil refinery. Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology is used to produce clean renewable diesel, based on various renewable feedstocks, including rapeseed oil. The unit is scheduled to be fully rebuilt by 2024. The revamp will support Preem with up to 1 000 000 standard cubic meters per year of renewable diesel securing 40% co-processing.

Preem is Sweden`s largest refiner, with two plants in Gothenburg and Lysekil. Preem accounts for 80% of the Swedish refinery capacity and 30% of the Nordic refinery capacity.

Burckhardt Compression will deliver a make-up gas compressor for the Synsat unit to compress hydrogen gas, and an off-gas compressor for the ICR unit to compress hydrogen mixed HC gases.

With its comprehensive API 618 Process Gas Compressor portfolio, Burckhardt Compression provides compression solutions for all refinery applications including hydrocrackers, hydrotreaters, and sour gas services.

The company’s leading piston compressor technology offers the highest availability and longest mean time between overhauls. In addition, Burckhardt Compression’s aftermarket service capabilities are supported by an extensive network of service centers around the world, offering local services.