Burckhardt wins large compressor order in Egypt

By Mike Brezonick01 April 2021

Burkhardt Compressor Burckhardt will supply three compressor packages for a refinery hydrocracking unit in Egypt.

Burckhardt Compression has been selected by Technip Energies as the compressor supplier for the Assiut hydrocracking complex in Egypt. The order includes three fully packaged API 618 Process Gas Compressors, which will be used for the facility’s hydrocracking unit.

The Assiut hydrocracking complex in Egypt will be one of the country’s major strategic refineries and will help to meet growing local demand for cleaner products, mainly Euro 5 diesel.  Burckhardt Compression’s three make-up gas compressor units, each with a frame rating of 1700 kN, will be a vital part of this refining project, the largest in Upper Egypt. Once completed, the new hydrocracking complex will transform lower-value petroleum products into cleaner products and is expected to have an output of about 2.8 million tons per year of Euro 5 diesel in addition to other petroleum products.

Hydrocracking is one of the most demanding applications for reciprocating compressors in refineries, compressing hydrogen to 200 bar g. With its comprehensive API 618 Process Gas Compressor portfolio, Burckhardt Compression said it provides compression solutions for all refinery applications, including hydrocrackers, hydrotreaters and sour gas services.

The company said its piston compressor technology offers highest availability and longest mean time between overhauls. In addition, Burckhardt Compression’s aftermarket service capabilities are supported by an extensive network of service centers around the world, offering local services.

New subsidiary in Sweden

Burckhardt Compression has established a new subsidiary to provide service and repair for reciprocating compressors in the Nordic Countries. After three years of cooperation with Kompressorteknik ML AB, Burckhardt has formed Burckhardt Compression (Sweden) AB (BCSE) at the existing Kompressortenik location in Landvetter, Sweden.

With this step, Burckhardt said it is further strengthening its presence to better serve customers in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Since 2018, Kompressorteknik has operated the service center close to Gothenburg, Sweden, as Burckhardt’s authorized service partner, focusing on service and repair of both Burckhardt and other brands of reciprocating compressors. The new legal entity was established as of April 1, 2021.

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