August 14, 2013
Stockholm, Sweden, August 14, 2013: Atlas Copco has won a contract to deliver compressors to Russian chemical and fertilizer specialist JSC Acron. The order is valued at around MEUR 13 (MSEK 113).
Acron, one of the world’s largest fertilizer companies, chose Atlas Copco’s Gas and Process division to construct and deliver two high-pressure integrally-geared centrifugal compressors for carbon dioxide (CO2) processing at the company’s plant in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. The order was booked at the end of the second quarter, and the compressors will be delivered in 2015.
“The order of these technically very advanced compressors further strengthens our presence in the strategic Russian market,” said Stephan Kuhn, President of Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area. “We have worked closely with Acron to develop a solution specially tailored to their requirements. Thanks to our innovative design these compressors will deliver high customer productivity.”
The compressors will control the Acron plant’s entire flow range and will replace older piston compressors, significantly cutting energy use and reducing downtime for service and maintenance. Acron will rely on the compressors to supply CO2that is used to produce urea, one of the main components of nitrogen-release fertilizer.
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 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).
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.