Swedish industrial company Atlas Copco has secured a contract worth SEK113m ($17.3m) from Russian chemical and fertilizer specialist Acron to deliver two compressors in 2015.

Atlas’ Gas and Process division will build the high-pressure integrally-geared centrifugal compressors for carbon dioxide (CO2) processing at Acron’s Veliky Novgorod facility in Russia.

Flow of the plant will be controlled by the new compressors, which will replace the older piston compressors to reduce energy consumption and time taken for service and maintenance.

The compressors will help supply CO2, which is used to produce urea, a main component of nitrogen-release fertilizer.

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique Business area president Stephan Kuhn said, "The order of these technically very advanced compressors further strengthens our presence in the strategic Russian market."

"We have worked closely with Acron to develop a solution specially tailored to their requirements. Thanks to our innovative design these compressors will deliver high productivity customer," Kuhn added.