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Kobe Steel’s compressor company opens in Brazil  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Kobe Steel, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; www.kobelco.com) announces that its subsidiary company, Kobelco Machinery do Brazil Ltda., has begun full-scale marketing of nonstandard compressors in the South America. Based in Sao Paulo, Kobelco Machinery do Brazil (KMB) is Kobe Steel’s first location established in Brazil. In recent years, Brazil has been vigorously pursuing marine resource development. High demand for gasoline, diesel and other fuels has led to the active construction of oil refining and petrochemical plants. As a result, demand for nonstandard compressors, which are used to compress and transport gases in oil and gas processing facilities, has been increasing. Kobe Steel, also known as Kobelco, is one of the few comprehensive compressor manufacturers in the world that can supply centrifugal, reciprocating and screw compressors. Kobe Steel has a 50% share of the world market for nonstandard screw compressors, or custom-engineered process compressors. Kobe Steel has supplied nonstandard compressors throughout the world for use in oil refining, petrochemical, natural gas and other large-scale facilities. In Brazil, Kobe Steel has a high supply record for screw compressors used in FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading)…
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