Oil Injected Screw Compressors

Howden is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of twin screw compressors.

​Our wide range of oil injected screw compressor are supplied globally and exclusively to our global network of nominated compressor packaging customers and suppliers. We offer 4 ranges of oil injected screw compressors including the GTV range, which consists of high pressure units delivering up to 75 bar.

Helping you select the right product

Howden Compressors, has for many years, has provided its customers and end users with a range of software tools to allow the selection of its wide and versatile range of rotary twin screw compressors. HOWDEN SELECT : SCREW COMPRESSOR has been developed for customers and those wishing to select the optimum Howden screw compressor for refrigeration applications.

Click here to access our downloadable tool.

Key Features

  • Oil injected screw compressor range performance
  • Flow rate: Up to 24,000 sm3/hr (20.5 mmScfd)
  • Pressures: Up to 75 bar a (1,087 psia)
  • Power: Up to 5,000 kW (6,700 hp)
  • Speed: Up to 5,000 rpm


  • ​A wide choice of configurations and application-focused design services allows us to precisely match the needs of individual customers.


  • ​Through our range of dedicated compressor companies, Howden brings together unparalleled experience and expertise in all aspects of gas compression equipment, with unique skills and unmatched reputation in areas where toxic, corrosive or unstable gases present added complications. In any sector, in every application where reliable, round the clock operation is paramount, Howden innovation and technology keeps the world’s industries running.

Why choose Howden oil injected screw compressors?

Global Presence, Local Service

In our experience, there is no substitute for local support; that’s why we have local teams ready to help.

Innovation and experience

In the 1930s Howden was the world’s first commercial developer and manufacturer of rotary twin screw compressors, and remains at the forefront of the technology.

Bare shaft or packaged

To suit your needs, we can provide oil injected units as stand-alone ('bare shaft') compressors or as packaged systems.

Matched to your needs

A wide choice of configurations and application-focused design services allows us to precisely match your requirements

Widest possible range

The world’s largest range of screw compressors delivering high reliability and performance for refrigeration and gas compression applications.

Reliable and proven

More than 50,000 Howden oil-injected compressors, many installed decades ago, are currently delivering round the clock service throughout the world.

Product Brands

WRV Series

Double-walled casing design, robust, proven and highly reliable oil injected range, which includes the world’s largest capacity oil injected screw compressors. Howden’s WRV range of screw compressors are well proven, offer high reliability and versatility, and are designed for a wide range of applications.

Model Spec Sheets: WRV 163, WRV 204, WRV 255, WRV 321

XRV Series

Singled-walled oil injected range, developed specially for the refrigeration market, allowing ease of installation and ideal for horizontal separator applications. Howden’s XRV range of screw compressors have been developed specially for the refrigeration market.

Model Spec Sheets: XRV 163, XRV 204

M Series

AA new industrial-standard quality built screw compressor, complete with a suite of specification options, to meet the design and build needs of compressor packagers and reduce the operating costs of end users.

It offers a reduced footprint and high efficiency rotor profiles in a modular design that allows for ease of packaging. You can read the full specification document here

Model Spec Sheet: M127


High pressure compressor offering up to 75 bar discharge pressure. Designed for high pressure screw compressors applications such as fuel gas boosting.

Rotary Screw Compressor documents

Click the button below to read our Rotary Screw Compressor brochure or go to the Library for more documents.

Brochure Library

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General enquiries: 

Nick McLeanwebenquiries@howden.com+44 141 885 7500

If you would like to submit an enquiry please get in touch.

Parts & Service

Lifetime Support

Our lifelong aftercare service will supply original replacement parts, support you with maintenance and installation, and even train your own engineers in maintenance techniques. We keep detailed plant records almost indefinitely, and regularly supply spare parts for machinery over 50 years old.