Oil Injected Bare Shaft Screw Compressors

The world leader in screw compressor technology

​Our wide range of oil injected screw compressor are supplied globally and exclusively to our global network of nominated compressor packaging customers and suppliers. Delivering high reliability and performance for refrigeration and gas compression applications globally.


​Max Pressure Up to 75bar​ ​1,087 psia
​Max Power ​Up to 8,500 kW ​11,400 hp
​Max Flow rate ​Up to 29,000 sm3/hr ​24 mmScfd
​Max Speed ​Up to 5,000 rpm


M Range

A 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.

XRV Range

Compressors for refrigeration.

Single walled XRV range, developed specially for the refrigeration market.

GTV Range

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

WRV Range

Double walled casing design, robust and highly reliable WRV range, which includes the world’s largest capacity oil injected screw compressors.

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Howden Select

Start your product select today

Our easy to use screw compressor selection software provides customers with the ability to input their selection criteria, generating the optimum product selection tailored to their needs and application instantly. With the ability to develop screw compressor configurations in real time, customers can access the software anytime, anyplace and anywhere.


Our Nominated Packagers

Howden exclusively supplies bareshaft screw compressors through our global network of nominated compressor packaging customers and distributors. Our packagers are experienced in incorporating Howden’s screw compressor products within refrigeration and gas compression packaged solutions.

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Service and upgrades

Supporting you throughout the lifespan of your equipment

Howden provides a lifelong aftercare service, from supplying original Howden spare parts to providing expert maintenance services and engineering trouble-shooting.

Howden factory trained technicians are able to perform complete overhauls of your existing screw compressors at a very competitive price, saving you money and unscheduled downtime.

Our technicians  will disassemble and perform a thorough inspection of all your compressor comments.

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Howden Service Agreement

With a Howden service agreement, you get optimised maintenance and proactive support to improve the performance of your equipment, resulting in higher reliability and availability and lower operating costs.

Performance upgrades and retrofits

Our performance upgrade teams are specialists in extending the life of our equipment. Often called retrofits these projects come about as a result of technology improvements which allow us to upgrade the equipment and improve its performance.


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.

Manufacturing Excellence

State of the art machine tools are used to attain the highest possible accuracy and tolerances to produce compressors with efficiency and outstanding reliability.

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 40,000 Howden oil-injected compressors, many installed decades ago, are currently delivering round the clock service throughout the world.

Screw Compressor Testing Studio

Testing Studio

Witness testing is a critical stage of the customer experience when purchasing a compressor, Howden have transformed its customer experience with the upgrade of the test studio in the screw compressor manufacturing facility in Renfrew, Scotland..


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