Kawasaki Receives Order for Offshore Natural Gas Compression Module for India

Dec. 12, 2007

Tokyo, December 12, 2007 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it had received an order at the end of May for a natural gas compressor package driven by a gas turbine, and engineering services for an offshore gas compression module from Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) in India. The module will be installed off Mumbai (Bombay) and operated by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).

The compression module is a compact facility comprising a compressor, driver, gas cooler, scrubber, valves, controllers and other equipment that compresses natural gas at sea and transports it to land via underwater pipelines. This modular concept enables optimum installation in the limited space on offshore platforms.

The module ordered this time will be assembled at L&T’s fabrication yard in Hazira, India, before being shipped to Mumbai in early 2009. This marks the 50th order for Kawasaki’s compression module, 34 units of which have been ordered from India.