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Atlas Copco Gas and Process receives large order from Italian power industry


Maintaining its current momentum, Atlas Copco has received a large-scale order from Ansaldo Energia for the Italian power industry. The order comprises a total of three fuel gas booster compressors, with the overall contract volume at MSEK 54 (MEUR 6). The machines are set for delivery in December 2007 and January 2008.

Based in Genoa, Ansaldo Energia is a major player in Italy’s energy market. The company covers the entire power generation spectrum with a combination of plant engineering, manufacturing and service activities. The Atlas Copco machines will be used in a combined-cycle power plant in Naples, Italy. Atlas Copco is building a two-stage booster compressor and two three-stage compressors for the plant, which has a production capacity of 380 MW. The gas supply in Naplesis characterized by varying gas pipeline pressures, requiring that the two-stage booster compressor is installed in series with the two three-stage compressors.
“With the Ansaldo project, we are once again proving our capability to develop solutions meeting complex customer requirements from the fuel gas booster market. And we are achieving this goal with very short response times,” says Dré Schmitz, President of Atlas Copco Gas and Process.
This newest fuel gas booster contract follows several other orders won in 2006, further strengthening Atlas Copco Gas and Process’ position in a global growth market.


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.