Due to the unique labyrinth sealing technology of the Laby®-GI Compressors and its small footprint Burckhardt Compression has been awarded an order by TS LNG BV to deliver one Laby®-GI Booster Compressor for the Gate LNG import terminal in Rotterdam-Maasvlakte, The Netherlands.
Burckhardt Compression recorded an order from TS LNG BV to deliver one Laby®-GI Compressor for their additional high-pressure compression facility within the existing LNG import terminal in Rotterdam-Maasvlakte, The Netherlands, ownership Gate terminal BV.
The responsible contractor for this order is TS LNG BV constituted by Techint, Italy, and SENER, Spain.
The compressor will feed the natural gas into the pipeline with 83 bar.
The Laby®-GI has a unique labyrinth sealing system on piston and piston rod gland that allows oil-free and contact-free compression for minimum wear and tear.
On top, due to limited space TS LNG BV preferred the compact vertical design of the Laby®-GI Compressor with its small footprint.
Delivery of the compressor is scheduled to be in Q2 2011. Already in 2008, TS LNG BV selected Burckhardt Compression to deliver three Laby® Compressors for the same LNG import terminal.
They will be used to compress boil-off gas produced during unloading of LNG carriers and to maintain the LNG storage pressure.
Gate terminal BV invested in an additional high-pressure compression facility to increase its flexibility and to serve customers requirements during minimum send out of natural gas.
Gate terminal BV is scheduled to start operations in the 2nd half of 2011.
The current capacity is 12 billion m3 natural gas and permits have been granted for further expansion to 16 billion m3 throughput capacity.
Laby®-GI Compressors are used for liquid gas transport and storage.
They are extremely reliable with unexcelled availability, combining high performance with unmatched operational flexibility and long lifetime. Burckhardt Compression’s Laby®-GI easily manages the compression of LNG boil-off gas at suction temperatures down to minus 170 °C (-250 F).
Source: Burckhardt Compression, August 16, 2010