Antwerp, Belgium – May 11, 2015: Matthew Hobden, General Manager Atlas Copco Rental Oceania, writes valuable contribution to sector magazine LNG Industry.
Matthew has been developing solutions for the different project phases in an LNG plant life cycle for years, which makes him well placed to discuss the types of specialized rental solutions that can be considered during each of these project phases.
The mix of equipment required is dependent upon the particular project phase, and does change significantly as the LNG plant progresses through site preparation to construction, then pre-commissioning and commissioning, and finally to operation and maintenance. Specialized portable equipment usually supplied includes air compressors, boosters and dryers, on-site nitrogen generators, electrical power generators, and steam boilers. The optimal procurement process is typically via a total solution concept, whereby a supplier can assist right from the commencement of the design phase, providing a complete suite of services including operators and remote monitoring, and has the appropriate safety, environment, and quality systems and certification in place.
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43 000 employees.
Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It serves customers in the industry segments around the world with temporary air, nitrogen, steam and power rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Houston, USA.