Atlas Copco receives large order for LNG project

July 3, 2012

Antwerp, Belgium, July 3, 2012: Atlas Copco has won an order for turbocompressors to be installed at an onshore LNG facility inNorthern Territory,Australia. The project, operated by INPEX Corporation with partner Total S.A. will produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) using natural gas from the Ichthys Field.

The order, worth approximately MUSD 17 (MSEK 116), was issued by the JKC Australia LNG in the second quarter and consists of turboexpanders and air compressors. The machines are scheduled for delivery in Q3, 2013.

Gas from the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin, approximately 200 kilometers offshore of Western Australia, will undergo preliminary offshore processing to remove water and extract condensate. The gas will then be transported to onshore processing facilities in Darwin, Australia, via an 890-kilometer subsea pipeline. The project is expected to produce 8.4 million tons of LNG and 1.6 million tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) per year.

Atlas Copco turboexpanders will be used in gas treatment, while the three-stage air compressors will produce instrument air for use at the onshore plant.

Atlas Copco’s substantial LNG knowledge and references, combined with our ability to meet the precise and rigorous specifications of this project, helped us win this order,” says Stephan Kuhn, Business Area President Compressor Technique.

Responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction of the onshore facilities, the JKC Australia LNG Joint Venture consists of JGC Corporation, KBR, and Chiyoda Corporation.

For further information please contact:

  • Stephan Kuhn, Business Area President, Compressor Technique
    +32 3 870 29 38
  • Michael Gaar, PR coordinator, Compressor Technique 
    +32 476 96 88 72
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81(BEUR 9).
Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. It has a global service network and offers specialty rental services. Compressor Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China and India.