Siemens manufactures largest geared compressor rotor in the world
Siemens has manufactured and tested the largest geared compressor rotor in the world at its facility in Duisburg, Germany. The first-stage impeller with a diameter of 1.8 meters is the largest installed on an integrally geared compressor rotor. The STC-GV compressor rotor is part of an order placed last year by UK-based Air Products PLC. The order comprises 19 STC-GV integrally geared compressors for the air separation unit of the Jazan integrated gasification combined cycle power plant (IGCC) in Saudi Arabia. The first compressor units have been successfully tested at the Siemens Mega Test Center in Duisburg. These compressors are now on their way to the site for commissioning and erection due to start in mid-2018. ….