Burckhardt Compression has been awarded an order from JiangSu Sailboat Petrochemical Co., Ltd. to deliver two Hyper Compressors as Secondary Compressors and two Process Gas Compressors as Booster/Primary Compressors for their LDPE-EVA plant in Lianyungang City, China.

The production process is licensed by LyondellBasell. Burckhardt Compression secured the order thanks to its good reputation in the after sales market in China and a large number of references in low density polyethylene (LDPE) plants with similar or larger capacities. These Hyper Compressors have been in operation since decades and have proven their high reliability and safety. Thanks to its extensive know-how in this area Burckhardt Compression can provide the best solutions for LDPE-EVA plants.

The new plant will help to meet China’s growing demand for ethylene and propylene and is set to produce high-quality LDPE and very high EVA content LDPE. Both process lines have a production rate of 200,000 metric tonnes per year (Tubular) and 100,000 metric tonnes per year (Autoclave). Burckhardt Compression supplies a complete package of compressors and major equipment. Delivery of the compressors starts in early 2015 and the plant is expected to be in operation in the end of 2015.

Hyper Compressors are high pressure reciprocating compressors for LDPE plants with discharge pressures up to 3,500-bar (50,000 psi). Burckhardt Compression has an outstanding experience of over 60 years in manufacturing Hyper Compressors. They excel with a long lifetime and the highest safety standards thanks to their unique design features.

Process Gas Compressors represent highest availability and a long meantime between overhaul, also thanks to in-house engineered and manufactured high quality compressor components and valves. Practice oriented design principles result in easy maintenance work and short downtime for overhauls. 

About Burckhardt Compression

Burckhardt Compression is one of the worldwide market leaders in the field of reciprocating compressors and the only manufacturer that covers a complete range of reciprocating compressor technologies. Its customised compressor systems are used in the upstream oil & gas, gas transport and storage, refinery, chemical, petrochemical and industrial gas sectors. Burckhardt Compression’s leading technology, high-quality compressor components and the full range of services help customers to minimise life cycle costs of their reciprocating compressor systems around the world. Since 1844 its highly skilled workforce has crafted superior solutions and set the benchmark in the gas compression industry.