10. März 2022 | Success Story, Asien, Laby®-GI Kompressor, Schifffahrt

Dry-docking of LNG vessel includes major service for essential boil-off gas compressor

Teekay LNG, a leading marine transport company, has completed a time-critical dry-dock overhaul of its vessel “Creole Spirit”, including a major service for the boil-off gas (BOG) compressor, during a recent maintenance period in Singapore. As part of a long-term service agreement (LTSA), Burckhardt Compression carried out extensive planning and precision project management to ensure the flawless service was delivered within 13 days, despite the Covid pandemic and with a perfect safety record.

Customer Challenges:

  • Project planned as part of 13-day dry-dock maintenance period
  • Coordination of sub-contractors within the confines of compressor machinery room (CMR)
  • Covid pandemic posed additional challenges
  • Coordination of parts and manpower for efficient delivery
  • Completed not only the planned overhaul, but also resolved additional issues that arose during the project, all within the allotted timeframe
The Creole Spirit in dry dock.


Compressor service on LNG vessel
Type Laby®-GI Compressor Gas LNG boil-off gas
Power 1’950 kW / 2’614 hp Suction pressure

Discharge pressure

1’050 bara / 15’228 psia

307 bara / 4’452 psia

Speed 509 rpm


Burckhardt Compression Solution:

  • Long-Term Service Agreement offers tailored maintenance program
  • Center of Excellence in Singapore provides specialist support for dry-dock inspection
  • Complete 5-year service and overhaul
  • On-time delivery within 13-day window, despite Covid challenges
Compressor after service of just 13 days.

Customer Benefits:

  • Extensive preparation and coordination of this huge project ensured flawless delivery within the short project timeframe
  • Zero incidents during the project
  • Planned maintenance improves life-cycle costs and operational efficiency
  • On-time delivery ensured departure from dry-dock as planned
  • On-going compressor reliability
  • Continued reduction in sulfur and CO2 emissions