Rolls-Royce Wins $10 Million Contract with Petrobras
Rolls-Royce has received an order from Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, Inc. to supply natural gas compressors for the Petrobras Gasene pipeline.
Siemens is the main contractor for the supply of turbo-compressor packages to the Brazilian state oil company for this project, with Rolls-Royce sub-contracted by Siemens to supply the compressors.
The order is for 11 Rolls-Royce RF3BB-20 centrifugal gas compressors that will be driven by Siemens SGT-200 gas turbines and installed at three compression stations along the 1400 km, 28 inch Gasene natural gas pipeline system between Catu-Bahia State and Caçimbas-Espirito Santo State. It is designed to move 20 million cubic meters of gas per day.
Gasene is an important Brazilian government project to connect the existing south-eastern gas system to one in the north-east region of the country. It will start from the Cabiúnas Terminal in Rio de Janeiro and will run to the city of Catu in Bahia.