July 05, 2012 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Zeeland Refinery N.V., a TOTAL and LUKOIL Company, Selected Burckhardt Compression to Deliver Process Gas Compressor API 618

Burckhardt Compression has won an order from Zeeland Refinery N.V., a joint venture of TOTAL and LUKOIL, to deliver one Process Gas Compressor API 618 for their refinery expansion in the Netherlands.

Zeeland Refinery N.V. selected Burckhardt Compression to deliver one Process Gas Compressor API 618 for the refinery expansion in Nieuwdorp, the Netherlands. The compressor will be used within the diesel hydrotreating process as a hydrogen make-up gas compressor.

The pressure of the Process Gas Compressor ranges from 25 up to 188 bar with a rated motor power of 7’000 kW (9’380 HP) and the compressor is designed for a maximum rod load of
1’500 kN (335’000 lbs).

Burckhardt Compression’s extensive expertise and decades of experience in design, engineering and manufacturing high performance reciprocating compressors were important factors in securing this order.

The company’s Process Gas Compressors are manufactured according to API 618 5th edition including the latest state-of-the-art technology. The product line covers duties requiring a maximum rod load up to 1’500 kN (335’000 lbs) and power up to 31’000 kW (42’100 hp). It represents highest availability and a long meantime between overhaul, also thanks to in-house engineered and manufactured high quality valves and key compressor components. Practice oriented design principles result in easy maintenance work and short downtime for overhauls.

Delivery of the compressor is scheduled to be mid-2013.

Burckhardt Compression’s aim is to deliver compressor solutions with lowest life cycle costs. The company’s Process Gas Compressors API 618 are used in the refinery and petrochemical/chemical industry as well as for industrial gases and gas transport and storage.


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.


Further inquiries:

Daniela Daron
Tel.: +41 (0)52 262 57 09
Fax: +41 (0)52 262 03 48
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