Shandong Province Metallurgical Engineering (SDM), an international engineering technology company and EPC with a strong foothold in the Chinese iron and steel industry, has placed an order with MAN Energy Solutions for the MAX1 axial compressor technology.

The end customer Shandong Iron & Steel Group Laiwu will take the air compression unit into operation at their steel works in the Chinese city of Jinan, Laiwu district.

It will be used as blast furnace blower with a pressure ratio of approximately six to supply the blast furnace with air and thereafter to provide the oxygen for coke combustion.

“After a total of 18 successful projects for the Chinese air separation sector, we are proud to provide our innovative axial compressor solution to the iron and steel industry of China,” said Dr. Marco Ernst, Head of Region Asia Pacific Turbomachinery at MAN Energy Solutions in Shanghai.

“Not only will our customer benefit from the many advantages our MAX1 technology has to offer, but also from MAN’s long-term expertise in this field.”

The order for SDM consists of a completely assembled axial compressor MAX1 type AG100/11M, including gearbox with the rotor turning device as well as auxiliary equipment.

A great part of the manufacturing process will take place in MAN’s Chinese production site of Changzhou.

Delivery and installation of the AG-MAX1 compression system is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

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Source: MAN Energy Solutions