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Compressor solutions for LNG terminal applications

Growing natural gas markets: Demand for environmentally friendly natural gas as a fossil fuel will continue to increase over the long term. Replacing the liquid fossil fuels of diesel, gasoline and oil with natural gas would reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by about 30%. Coal and nuclear energy are increasingly substituted by natural gas amid widespread efforts to decarbonize growing economies and to diversify energy supply in many regions of the world. The extraction of new sources of natural gas such as shale gas deposits and the resulting price pressure are increasing international trade in natural gas, so transport and storage volumes are likewise rising.

Non-pipeline transport of high importance: A continuously increasing share of natural gas transport volumes traded worldwide is liquefied (abbreviated as LNG or Liquefied Natural Gas), which reduces transport volumes by a factor of 600. The cost-effective LNG transport and storage industry continues to grow rapidly with global demand for LNG expected to increase by approximately 5% per year.

Challanging environment for contractors and operators: Rising transport volumes, price pressure and growing supply networks present manifold challenges:
- Plant operating costs must be optimized and emissions minimized on a continual basis.
- Different sizes of LNG carriers cause different amounts of boil-off gas (BOG), which call for higher operational flexibility (varying mass flow, pressure and temperatures down to –160 °C). It is crucial to handle these changing conditions as efficiently as possible.
- Price pressure requires continuous improvement of operation margins, equipment and personnel costs. Non-complex equipment that runs a long time without service has a high impact on these targets.
- Proven solutions and in-depth process know-how are required to meet high safety standards and ensure constant availability of plant.

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