May 12, 2009 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Four Process Gas Compressors for Refinery Upgrade in Russia

Burckhardt Compression has received a follow-up order for four dry-running Process Gas Compressors to be delivered to the Syzran refinery in Russia.

Burckhardt Compression recorded an order from OJSC Syzran Refinery, a subsidiary of OJSC Rosneft Oil Company in Russia, to deliver four Process Gas Compressors for their refinery upgrade project. The responsible contractor for this project is PMP Ltd from St. Petersburg, Russia. The compressors will be used for the new isomerization unit.

The contract contains two hydrogen make-up Process Gas Compressors and two hydrogen recycle Process Gas Compressors. This specific process requires knowledge in the dry-running technology and experience for the operating conditions as well as reliability and high availability for the equipment offered. The compressors will be skid-mounted by Burckhardt Compression.
The company’s Process Gas Compressors that are well known in the market are manufactured according to API 618 5th edition and the latest state-of-the-art technology. Burckhardt Compression is GOST-R and Rostechnadzor certified which was important to secure this order.

Delivery of the Process Gas Compressors will take place in the first quarter 2010. The compressors are scheduled to be in operation by mid-2010.

Burckhardt Compression has already received an order from the Syzran refinery in 2007 for the delivery of two dry-running hydrogen Process Gas Compressors.

Burckhardt Compression’s Process Gas Compressors are used in the refinery and petrochemical industry as well as for industrial gases and gas transport and storage. They represent high availability and a long meantime between overhaul thanks to their design, their in-house engineered high quality components and valves. This together with a great serviceability result in lowest life cycle cost.


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.


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