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MAN Energy Solutions pioneers compressor developments and has perfected its design to provide maximum production uptime. The machinery is renowned for their robustness and undisputed quality, as customers specify it, for their process. We make sure that your investment creates a return. All our compressor lines are tailored to the specific customer process. A modular design approach assures communality in components and thus increases overall reliability. Operators benefit from interchangeability of parts, thus less spare parts on stock, to name one of the many advantages.
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The MAN Energy Solutions compressor range

Hermetically sealed compressors

The hermetically sealed design offers many advantages

  • Reduced number of potential leak paths
  • No dry gas seals and thus less complexity paying off with availability
  • Featured with active magnetic bearings, no lube oil management, no spillage, less hazards
  • Extrem compact design destined for cramped environments
  • Can be installed under water, arctic or in dessert conditions
  • Variable high speed motor drive

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Barrel compressors

Compressors with vertical split line are the first choice in oil & gas. Proven and extraordinary robust design lead to record high reliability. The design principle can be applied for low to very large volume flows, and highest process gas pressures. The design is ready for electric motor, steam turbine or gas turbine driver.

  • In case of process changes, very short downtime for replacing the bundle
  • Optimized design to perform routine maintenance interventions
  • Adaptability to process changes (modification of aerodynamic gas path)

Process gas screw compressor: Oil-free

This design is very economic in compressing smaller gas volume flows, and is not sensitive to process gas molecular weight changes. It can be applied for all type of gases not limited to hazardous, explosive, corrosive and flammable gases.

  • Suitable for polymerizing, contaminated (dust and droplets) or thermally unstable gases
  • High pressure ratio, excellent partial-load behavior, no risk of surge
  • Excellent 24-hour global aftersales support via PrimeServ
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Our service engineers provide preventive maintenance, assist your troubleshooting, and get your facilities up and running in no time – wherever and whenever you need them.

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  • Fast, reliable and expert customer support
  • Bespoke service agreements
  • Global service – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

MAN Compressor Technology to Support Major Dutch Carbon-Capture Project

MAN Energy Solutions’ compression technology expertise bound for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project in the Netherlands

MAN Energy Solutions in Berlin has been awarded a contract for the engineering of three RG compressor trains for a carbon capture, utilization and storage project in the Netherlands. The Port of Rotterdam Authority, Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN) and N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie are jointly developing the ‘Porthos’ (Port of Rotterdam CO₂ Transport Hub and Offshore Storage) project, which has been recognized by the European Union as a Project of Common Interest (PCI).

Porthos is planning to store approximately 2.5 million tons of CO2 per year under the North Sea. The CO2 will be captured by various companies in the Rotterdam port area – a region that accounts for over 16% of the CO2 emissions in the Netherlands.

 “CCUS is a stand-out technology with the potential to decarbonize major industries”, stated Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions. “We are excited and proud to be part of the Porthos project and to contribute to a low-carbon future for Europe. This order also proves that we are steadily consolidating our technology leadership position as a provider of state-of-the-art CO2 compression solutions.”  


At the end of 2019, the Porthos organization signed agreements with a number of companies interested in reducing their environmental footprints by capturing their CO2 emissions and feeding them into the collective Porthos pipeline that will run for approximately 30 - 33 kilometres through the Rotterdam port area. The CO2 will then be transported to a platform located approximately 20 kilometres off the Dutch coast. There, the CO2 will be pumped into the exhausted P18 gas fields, which are expected to have a storage capacity of ~37 million tons of CO2. Additionally, the Porthos system enables the use of the captured CO2 for other industrial applications, such as within greenhouse horticulture to foster faster plant growth.

MAN Energy Solutions’ scope of work for Porthos covers the engineering of two RG 25-4 and one RG 31-4 type compressor trains with an order for three additional units intended at a later stage. The compressor trains will be located at a compressor station on Maasvlakte, the man-made, western extension to Europoort. There, the CO2 will be pressurized to ~132 bar in order to transport and inject the gas into the fields that are located about 3,200 to 3,500 metres below the North Sea. The compressors can handle up to 285 tons of CO2 per hour, depending on how many units are running.

Porthos is expected to store the first CO2 under the North Sea by the end of 2023. The finalization of MAN’s engineering contract is scheduled for late-summer 2020, whereas the material order is expected for the Q2 2021.

Numerous CCUS plants have already employed MAN compression systems, such as the 1999 Dakota Gasification Corporation project where, since the turn of the century, two high-pressure RG compressors have delivered CO2 for the production of synthetic gas from coal in North Dakota, USA.

Tamer Bayri – Head of Sales & Execution Industries/Refineries – MAN Energy Solutions, Berlin, explained: “There are now 18 large-scale facilities in commercial operation around the world – eight of which use MAN’s CO2 compression technology. Decades of operation and the proven benefits of our integrally-geared centrifugal-compressor systems have become an important reference attracting international attention.”


Similarly, in 2013, Shell Canada commissioned MAN with the delivery of an RG integrally-geared compressor for use in the world’s first, commercial-scale CCUS project to tackle carbon emissions. Located at an oil-sand operation in Alberta, Canada, the ‘Quest’ project has captured and injected more than one million tons of CO2 underground annually since 2015.


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Roberto Rubichi

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