MAN Diesel & Turbo was awarded a contract for a
major project to build 11 turbomachinery
trains in China, the company announced on Friday.
The contract value is in excess of 125 million.
The site of the project is Yinchuan in the Ningxia
region, where air separation plants are being built under the
management of Linde and Hangyang for one of the worlds
largest coal liquefaction production plants.
The chemical process used requires huge quantities of oxygen.
The turbomachinery ordered will be used in an air separation
plant which will generate about 40,000 tpd of oxygen from the
atmosphere, according to company officials.
The plant is operated by the Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry
This major contract is confirmation that we have
identified todays demands for such mega-plants at an
early stage and responded accordingly, said Dr.
René Umlauft, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo. The
MAX1 axial compressor used in all eleven machine
trains was the most challenging compressor development project in the companys
history and has proved its worth yet again.
Each machine train consists of three different MAN products:
a six-stage MAX1 axial/centrifugal compressor type
AR115/06M with high-pressure radial component, a six-stage
integrally geared compressor type RG 56-6, and a condensing
steam turbine DK080/250R, acting as the driver for both
The MAX1 axial compressor is regarded as a
technical landmark, according to the company -- a result
of several years of intensive development work that was
completed in 2011. Together with German partner MTU Aero
Engines, Munich, MAN Diesel & Turbo has combined for the
first time in this configuration the advantages of industrial
compressors -- robust design and high efficiency --
with the advantage of gas turbine compressors and aircraft
engines, the exceptionally high power density.