Burckhardt Compression has received numerous orders for its fully balanced Laby®-GI Compressor, which is engineered for demanding offshore applications.
A leader in the shipbuilding industry has ordered two Laby®-GI Compressors as fuel gas compressors for two LNG carriers. The compressor systems will inject boil-off gas into the ME-GI dual-fuel two-stroke engines from MAN Diesel & Turbo for LNG carrier propulsion systems.
The orders for two additional Laby®-GI Compressors as fuel gas compressors show the increasing demand of new propulsion solutions in the LNG carrier market. This orders enables the customer to equip its LNG carriers (total capacity of 350 000 m3) with a fuel efficient and low-emission propulsion solution. Delivery of the compressors will take place in the third quarter of 2015.
The ME-GI system can alternatively be operated with ecological natural gas or heavy fuel oil. The fully balanced compressor system will inject boil-off gas into the ME-GI dual-fuel two-stroke engine. Onboard available boil-off gas can be used as fuel gas or can be reliquefied and conveyed back to the storage tanks.
Burckhardt Compression has been awarded an order for a Laby®-GI Compressor as a minimum send-out compressor on a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) with a capacity of approximatey 170 000 m3. The vessel will be operating in South America, supporting the regions increasing demand for clean fuel sources. Delivery of the compressor will take place in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The Laby®-GI Compressor manages the compression of LNG BOG at suction temperatures down to -170 °C (-250 °F) without pre-heating the gas nor pre-cooling the compressor. The gastight compressor housing eliminates gas emission and losses to the environment.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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