December 2005

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Huntsman Petrochemicals (UK) Ltd. is purchasing what is claimed to be one of the largest reciprocating compressors ever built from GE's oil and gas business. The compressor is for a new facility in no..

Jackson, Kim M., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Huntsman Petrochemicals (UK) Ltd. is purchasing what is claimed to be one of the largest reciprocating compressors ever built from GE's oil and gas business. The compressor is for a new facility in northeastern England. Located at Wilton Centre in the Redcar/ Cleveland region and based on technology licensed from ExxonMobil Chemical, the new facility will produce low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for use in packaging. GE will provide a 33-MW hyper-compressor train that will operate at a delivery pressure in excess of 3,000 bar. The 231-RPM, hyper-compressor train will consist of 20 cylinders, two stages and two crankcases separated by a 33-MW synchronous electric motor. The contract also i

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