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Kobe Steel receives screw compressor order

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Kobe Steel Ltd has announced that it has received an order for two screw compressors for use with marine dual-fuel engines.

The compressors will be installed on an LNG carrier that will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), and owned by a 50-50 joint venture (JV) between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Itochu Corp. The compressors are scheduled for delivery to DSME in August 2017.

A subsidiary of Uniper SE – Uniper Global Commodities SE – will charter the vessel for a 20-year period.

Kobe Steel has also received an additional order for one reciprocating compressor for boil-off gas (BOG) reliquefaction. This compressor will be installed on the same vessel.

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