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Preem Refinery selects Burckhardt Compression technology

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Burckhardt Compression has been selected by Preem Refinery as a compressor supplier for its refinery in Lysekil, Sweden.

The order includes two fully packaged API 618 Process Gas Compressors, which will be used for the facility’s Synsat and ICR unit for renewable diesel production.

Preem and Topsoe, a process licensor, will collaborate to revamp the Synsat and ICR unit at Preem’s Lysekil refinery. Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology is used to produce clean renewable diesel, based on various renewable feedstocks, including rapeseed oil.

The unit is scheduled to be fully rebuilt by 2024. The revamp will support Preem with up to 1 million m3/yr of renewable diesel securing 40% co-processing.

Preem is Sweden’s largest refiner, with two plants in Gothenburg and Lysekil. Preem accounts for 80% of the Swedish refinery capacity and 30% of the Nordic refinery capacity.

Burckhardt Compression will deliver a make-up gas compressor for the Synsat unit to compress hydrogen gas, and an off-gas compressor for the ICR unit to compress hydrogen mixed HC gases.

With its comprehensive API 618 Process Gas Compressor portfolio, Burckhardt Compression provides compression solutions for all refinery applications including hydrocrackers, hydrotreaters, and sour gas services.

The company's leading piston compressor technology offers the highest availability and longest mean time between overhauls. In addition, Burckhardt Compression's aftermarket service capabilities are supported by an extensive network of service centres around the world, offering local services.

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