Recycle Gas Compressors Ordered for Oil Refinery in Vietnam

Dec. 12, 2013

Tokyo, December 12, 2013 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has received an order for two recycle gas compressors for the Nghi Son Refinery Project being promoted by the Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Limited Liability Company in the Nghi Son Economic Zone in northern Vietnam.

The recycle gas compressors ordered for this project are powered by a steam turbine and are used in flue gas desulfurization equipment, which distills heavy oil to produce gasoline, kerosene and other clean oil. The compressors provide the high-temperature, high-pressure hydrogen gas needed in the desulfurization process. The orders were received from the JGCS Consortium a joint venture whose member firms include Japan's JGC Corporation and Chiyoda Corporation, France's Technip, and South Korea's GS Engineering & Construction and SK Engineering & Construction, which handles the construction of the Nghi Son Refinery Project. Delivery is scheduled for February 2015.

The Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Limited Liability Company, a joint venture company formed by Idemitsu Kosan, Kuwait Petroleum International, Petrovietnam and Mitsui Chemicals, is building a new petrochemical complex which includes the second oil refinery in Vietnam. Through this project, the company aims to meet the country's growing demand for petroleum products fueled by the advance of motorization, as well as petrochemical products for export.

The latest order attests to the outstanding reputation Kawasaki enjoys for its compressors. Previous orders from Vietnam include natural gas compressors ordered in 2012 for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) system designed for oil field development. Globally, Kawasaki has delivered more than 250 compressors to date.

Kawasaki will combine its wealth of experience and technologies to play a proactive role in building Vietnam's industrial infrastructure and contribute to its economic development through this project. Going forward, Kawasaki will continue to market equipment related to oil and gas development while actively pushing ahead with its energy and environmental businesses.


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