MAN Energy Solutions Hits China Milestone

    The 100th RIKT manufactured in China was ready for delivery in November 2019.

    MAN Energy Solutions China Production Co. Ltd has delivered its 100th locally-produced RIKT compressor. The unit will drive a separation unit manufactured by Air Liquide E&C Solutions for the Ruixing Group, a chemical manufacturer in headquartered in Shandong, China.

    Located in Changzhou, China, the MAN Energy Solutions site began manufacturing turbomachinery in 2009, with the first RIKT compressor delivered on November 16, 2010, to a Chinese customer. The facility manufactures radial, axial, and integrally geared compressors; steam turbines; turbochargers; RENK bearings; handles the packaging of gas turbines and screw compressors; and provides turbomachinery overhaul and repair.

    “We are very proud to witness the 100th launch of our RIKT compressor,” said Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions. “Ten years ago, we overcame many challenges when we first decided to transfer the know-how from Europe to China. Today, we are glad to see the hard work of our global team has paid off as we have reached this new milestone with so many great partners.”

    The RIKT is available in eight frame sizes from 1029 to 2320 psi (71 to 160 bar), covering an inlet volume range between 3.5 to 26 million cubic feet per hour (100,000 and 750,000 m3/h). Depending on the discharge pressure and the energy evaluation, the RIKT can be designed with 2 to 4 intercoolers and 3 to 6 impellers, the company said, adapting the compressor to deliver gas at a pressure ratio ranging between 65 and 290 psi (4.5 and 20 bar).

    “The 100th launch of our locally manufactured RIKT compressor is a notable milestone for our plant,” said Stjepan Kucifer, Managing Director at MAN Energy Solutions China Production Co. Ltd. “In the future, we will continue to deliver quality machinery and offer our customers the very best in after-sales care.”