Kawasaki to Provide India with Gas Turbine-driven Natural Gas Compression Trains and Engineering Services

Feb. 04, 2010

Tokyo, February 4, 2010 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has received an order from Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T) in India to provide three gas turbine-driven compression trains and engineering services for offshore gas compression modules. The modules will be installed off Mumbai on a platform to be constructed on the site of the Mumbai High North (MHN) Platform Project, a natural gas field development project operated by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).

The compression module is a compact unit comprised of 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. Its modular design enables optimum installation in the limited space available on an offshore platform.

Each compression train consisting of a gas turbine driver and two compressors will be mounted to each of the three compression modules. The modules will be assembled at L&T’s assembly yard in Hazira, India before being installed on the process platform. The platform is scheduled to be delivered to ONGC and go into commercial operation in February 2012.

Kawasaki is one of the few compressor manufacturers that provide comprehensive modular solutions. This latest order is a testament to Kawasaki’s outstanding reliability and proven track record in India and Southeast Asia. This marks the 54th order for a Kawasaki compression module and the 38th to India.

Kawasaki continues to work on expanding sales of its products related to natural gas, a clean energy, as it moves forward to bring its energy and environmental business to new heights.