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Drawing from its large experience serving the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market turbomachinery manufacturer Atlas Copco Gas and Process Division has secured an 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 design specifically 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 173,000 – 263,000 m3 , the vessels will join the fleet of Kogas, Korea’s public natural gas company.