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Rolls-Royce To Aid China Pipeline Project

Posted on April 19, 2011

Rolls-Royce has received a US$65 million (€45.4 million) contract from PetroChina, an oil and gas producer in China, to supply compressor packages on the country’s West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP).

The order consists of six RB211 gas turbine compressor packages, which will be installed on the WEPP Line 2. The gas turbine units will be set up at two new compressor stations along the 2400 km eastern section of the line. They will join six RB211 units currently being installed along the 2450 km western section and 19 RB211 compressor sets already in service on the WEPP Line 1.

The WEPP is a natural gas pipeline that will soon have 45 Rolls-Royce RB211 gas turbine compressor packages installed on it and its associated feed and branch lines, according to Rolls-Royce. The WEPP Line 2 will have a total length of 8859 km, made up of one main trunk line of 4859 km and eight sub-lines. It will transport 30 Bm³ of natural gas every year from reserves in Central Asia across 15 provinces to major regions such as Zhejiang, Shanghai, Guangdong and Hong Kong, Rolls-Royce said.

The centrifugal gas pipeline compressors for the six new RB211 gas turbine packages will be model RFBB-36, also designed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce. All of the equipment for the WEPP Line 2 eastern section is scheduled for delivery by the fourth quarter of this year.

For more information: www.rolls-royce.com

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