Atlas Copco to supply gas compressors to Samsung Heavy Industries
COLOGNE — Turbomachinery manufacturer Atlas Copco Gas and Process Division has secured a compressor order for the Carrier LNG market in Asia. The order—placed by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea—is for a total of four centrifugal gas compressors, four gas screws compressors along with the necessary heaters and vaporizers, to be used on two Korean vessels.
Featuring a compact design tailored for the needs of the smaller vessels, the compressors will be deployed aboard two small-scale liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC) vessels, for the ships’ cargo handling system.
Specifically, the vapor return compressors will provide tank pressure control during loading and the fuel-gas compressors will feed excess boil-off gas to the gas engine during operation. With a capacity of 173,000m3–263,000 m3, the vessels will join the fleet of Kogas, Korea’s public natural gas company.
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The New LNG Imperative
The shale gas boom established the US as the world’s leading natural gas producer and is responsible for billions of dollars of investments in the US gas processing industry. Since 2012, the US has witnessed unprecedented growth in new gas processing capacity and infrastructure. This rise is due to greater production of domestic shale gas, which is providing cheap, available feedstock to fuel the domestic gas processing, LNG and petrochemical industries. New gas processing projects include the construction of billions of cubic feet per day of new cryogenic and gas processing capacity, NGL fractionators, multi-billion-dollar pipeline infrastructure projects, and the development of millions of tons per year of new LNG export terminal construction. Attend this webcast to hear from Lee Nichols, Editor/Associate Publisher, Hydrocarbon Processing, Scott Allgood, Director-Data Services, Energy Web Atlas and Peregrine Bush, Senior Cartographic Editor, Petroleum Economist as they discuss the future of LNG and the application of Energy Web Atlas, a web-based GIS platform which allows users to track real-time information for every LNG project.
November 29, 2017 10am CST