Burckhardt Compression signs contract to equip a mega-plant with three Hyper Compressors in China December 03, 2021 | News
Burckhardt Compression has signed a contract with Jiangsu Hongjing New Material Company Ltd. to equip three production lines for EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers) and LDPE (low-density polyethylene) with three Booster-Primary and three Hyper Compressors. The petrochemical mega-plant that is currently being built in Lianyungang, China, will have an output of 600 kilotons per year of EVA/LDPE. Read more
Burckhardt Compression strengthens its service business in the maritime and petrochemical industry December 02, 2021 | Ad hoc Release
Burckhardt Compression has signed on December 2, 2021 an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Mark van Schaick BV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The company has more than 20 years of experience in machining and is a leader in servicing complex repairs such as crankshafts. In 2020, it recorded sales of about CHF 9 million with 27 employees. Read more
Fabrice Billard to become CEO of Burckhardt Compression as of April 1, 2022 November 23, 2021 | Ad hoc Release
After an intense evaluation process with internal and external candidates, the Board of Directors selected Fabrice Billard as the new CEO of Burckhardt Compression, succeeding Marcel Pawlicek. Read more
Burckhardt Compression has launched an oil-free hydrogen compressor solution for 550 bar discharge pressure and high mass flows November 18, 2021 | News
The large high-pressure piston compressor solutions are specifically designed for hydrogen trailer filling and fuel stations with high mass flows. They are designed for mass flows above 150 kg/h, helping to reduce the required number of deployed compressors per hydrogen trailer filling or fuel station. Read more
Compressor frame and baseplate repaired in parallel to save time November 17, 2021 | Europe
Burckhardt Compression supplied spare parts for a compressor from an Italian manufacturer to a refinery in Italy. While being on site with the field service crew installing the spare parts, the Burckhardt experts realized that the compressor showed some anomalies like extensive vibration. Burckhardt Compression Italy reacted quickly and proposed a full procedure to repair the compressor frame and baseplate in order to bring it back to stable operation. The customer agreed to the suggested repairs under the condition that the compressor is fully functioning for a scheduled shutdown only weeks from the order date. And holiday season was just around the corner.
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Half-year results with significantly higher order intake and higher profit margins, sales lower in line with expectations November 02, 2021 | Ad hoc Release
The first half of the fiscal year 2021 (April to September) was marked by a significant increase in order intake as well as higher profit margins, both at gross profit and EBIT levels. As guided, sales did not match the previous half-year level because of the corona-related lower order intake of the first half of last year. EBIT and return on sales (ROS) were higher while net income was below last year’s level, due to higher financial expenses. Earnings per share (EPS) attributable to Burckhardt Compression shareholders increased significantly due to the reduction in minority interests. Read more
Burckhardt Compression Enters Partnership with Shell New Energies for Development of Heavy-duty Hydrogen Refueling Station Compressor Systems October 28, 2021 | News
Because of its high energy density and environmental sustainability, hydrogen is an attractive alternative fuel in transportation and plays a key role in the global transition to sustainable energies. The market for hydrogen as a fuel is growing at a fast rate worldwide and requires new solutions to deliver the high required volumes and make hydrogen a competitive fuel vs. alternatives. Read more
Compressor overhaul on LNG carrier in Voyage from Europe to North America October 14, 2021 | Laby®-GI Compressor
One of the world’s largest owners and operators of LNG carriers planned to overhaul one of its compressors aboard the vessel.
Despite the project challenges overhauling a compressor when the vessel is on high sea, Burckhardt Compression conducted the overhaul to the customer's full satisfaction and ahead of schedule.
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Oil-Free High-Pressure Compressor Reaches 10’000 Hours of Uninterrupted Operation October 06, 2021 | News
Burckhardt Compression’s Laby®-GI Compressor type LP250 is the world’s first oil-free reciprocating high-pressure fuel gas compressor in service. The compressor system, installed on a 174’000 cbm LNG carrier, reached 10’000 hours of uninterrupted operation. With this technology, Burckhardt Compression is the only manufacturer being able to compress gas to 300 bar in a large, ring-sealed compressor system, without cylinder lubrication. Read more
Change of leadership at Burckhardt Compression September 02, 2021 | Ad hoc Release
CEO, Marcel Pawlicek, together with the Board of Directors of Burckhardt Compression, have decided to embark on a planned and transparent succession process for the CEO position. Read more
Burckhardt Compression to Deliver Process Gas Compressors API618 for Largest H2 Liquefaction Plant in South Korea August 25, 2021 | News
Burckhardt Compression has been selected as compressor supplier for a hydrogen liquefaction plant in South Korea. The order includes three Process Gas Compressor API618 systems for the compression of hydrogen within the liquefaction process. Read more
Burckhardt Compression to Deliver H2 Diaphragm Compressor Unit for Hungarian Green Hydrogen Project July 29, 2021 | News
The Hungarian government has announced to support different projects for converting surplus electricity into gas energy. One of the winning tenders is the “Aquamarine” project, which includes a hydrogen plant in an underground gas storage facility owned by Hungarian Gas Storage Ltd. The produced hydrogen is mixed into natural gas and utilized in their own gas engines and furnaces, therefore reducing CO2 emissions. In addition, the aim is to conduct an industrial-scale experiment for the long-term storage of hydrogen in underground gas storage at pressures above 100 bar to reduce storage volume. A Diaphragm Compressor system by Burckhardt Compression is used to compress the hydrogen from 30 to 250 – 300 bar. Read more