September 30, 2010 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

LUKOIL Selected Burckhardt Compression for Refinery Upgrade

Russia’s largest oil company, LUKOIL, has chosen Burckhardt Compression due to their extensive expertise in the dry-running technology to deliver three Process Gas Compressors for their refinery upgrade.

Burckhardt Compression recorded an order from LUKOIL in Moskau, Russia, to deliver three Process Gas Compressors for their refinery upgrade project in Volgograd, Russia. The compressors will be used as hydrogen make-up compressors in the diesel fuel hydrofining unit.

This specific process requires knowledge in the dry-running technology and experience for the operating conditions as well as high reliability and availability for the equipment offered.

The company’s Process Gas Compressors that are well known in the market are manufactured according to API 618 5th edition including 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 compressors will take place in mid-2011. The compressors are scheduled to be in operation by the end of 2011.

The biggest refinery in the southern part of Russia is currently LUKOIL-Volgograd. The Volgograd refinery’s plans include a further increase in productive capacity and higher quality of the petroleum products.

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 specific design, their in-house engineered high quality compressor components and valves. This together with a great serviceability result in lowest life cycle cost.


About Burckhardt Compression
Burckhardt Compression is one of the worldwide market leaders in the field of reciprocating compressors and the only manufacturer that offers a complete range of Labyâ (labyrinth piston), Process Gas, and Hyper Compressors. The compressors are used to compress, cool or liquefy gases. Burckhardt Compression’s customers include multinational companies active in the chemical, petrochemical, refinery, industrial gas and gas transport and storage industries. With the leading compressor technology, the high-quality compressor components and the comprehensive range of services Burckhardt Compression supports its customers in their effort to minimize the life cycle costs of their reciprocating compressor systems.


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