Siemens opens Germany-based compressor test center

Siemens Energy has opened one of the world's biggest test centers for large compressor trains for use in the oil and gas industry.

Offshore Staff

ERLANGEN, German -- Siemens Energy has opened one of the world's biggest test centers for large compressor trains for use in the oil and gas industry. The €100-million ($157-million) test center is located in Duisburg, Germany, and is currently Siemens' biggest single investment in Europe.

The center allows for up to six compressor trains to be tested at the same time, weighing up to 700 metric tons (772 tons) each. There is also direct link between the test center and the heavy-loads crane in the nearby shipping port, creating ideal conditions for transporting the machines to and from the test site, according to Siemens.

04/28/2008

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