China's chemical industry orders MAN Diesel & Turbo compressors

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MAN Diesel & Turbo secures order for 24 compressor units for an integrated chemical complex in Chongqing, China. The order size is about 50 million Euro. Designed as a combined plant, the chemical complex will be involved in the large-scale production of industrial gases and chemical raw materials for further processing, e.g. to produce plastics such as polyurethanes (PU) and PVC. MAN delivers the process gas screw compressor units. The total capital investment is over 4 billion Euro.

Screw compressors for process gas applications are a core product of MAN Diesel & Turbo. Thanks to their robust and low-maintenance design, screw compressors are increasingly being used in the chemical and petrochemical industries, as here in this process for manufacturing acetylene from natural gas. The acetylene produced is the base product for all downstream production facilities of the combined plant. With a motor power of 8500 KW, eight of the total of 24 compressors are currently the largest and most powerful units of their kind in the world.

"This large-scale order for process gas screw compressors is an important strategic reference for the strongly growing chemical industry in China," according to Dr. René Umlauft, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE.