MHI Completes One of World’s Largest Compressor Testing Facilities

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed construction of one of the world’s largest testing facilities for ultra heavy-duty compressors at its Hiroshima Machinery Works in Hiroshima prefecture. The completion ceremony was held today. The new facility can accommodate testing of compressor plants meeting the needs of ethylene plants having production capacities up to 2 million tons per annum (MTPA). In the case of large-scale petrochemical plants, requisite compressor plants generally consist of three or four compressing units and a steam turbine that drives compression units. With the completion of the new facility, MHI will now accelerate its marketing activities focused on ultra heavy-duty compressors.