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Atlas Copco turbocompressors to power the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing


Stockholm, Sweden, November xx 2006: Atlas Copco has won a breakthrough order for the Chinese power generation market, and the turbocompressors sold will help power the world’s next great sporting event, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The overall value of the order, won by the Atlas Copco Gas and Process division, is more than MSEK 31 (MEUR 3.5). The machines are set for delivery in August 2007. 

The single-stage centrifugal compressors will be used in a fuel gas boosting application inside new a 700 MW gas-steam cycle power plant in the Olympic host city, Beijing. The plant is part of the so-called Beijing Sun Palace Gas-Fired Project, which will play a crucial role in providing heating, power and cooling for the 2008 Olympics. The fuel gas boosters, to be packaged in the United States, will boost gas pressure from 25 bar to 36 bar.
“The eyes of the entire world will be on Beijing in two years. It is a great honor for our company to contribute such a vital role to the 2008 Summer Olympics. And we feel it’s a reflection of our strong momentum in the power generation market,”says Andre Schmitz, Division President, Gas and Process. 
Atlas Copco was chosen as a supplier because of its strong reputation in the power generation market and because of its ability to deliver highly reliable machinery quickly, a key criterion with the Olympics less than two years away. This latest order comes in the wake of several recent milestone contracts for the power generating market, including several contracts from Europe and the Middle East.


Atlas Copco Compressor Technique, Gas and Processes Division
Petra Jacob
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel +49 (2236) 9650 750


Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions.

The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with more than 130 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 170 markets. In 2007, Atlas Copco had 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 63. 

Gas and Process Division

Gas and Process is a division within Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets large, customized gas and process compressors and turbo expanders, and their respective aftermarket products. Its products are used primarily by the oil and gas, chemical/petrochemical process and power industries worldwide, and also by industries that specialize in gas production through air separation. The divisional headquarters and main production center is located in Cologne, Germany.