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GE Oil & Gas Technology Selected for Western Section of China's Second West-to-East Gas Pipeline

Posted on March 25, 2009

GE Oil & Gas technology has again been selected for one of the largest gas transmission projects in the world. GE will be the primary supplier of compression equipment for the western section of China’s second West-to-East Gas Pipeline.

The second West-to-East pipeline, will be part of the ongoing natural gas pipeline infrastructure in China that, when completed over the course of the next five to six years, will total approximately 20,000 kilometers. This second pipeline, 8,700 kilometers in length, will be 2,000 kilometers longer than the Great Wall. This monumental pipeline will snake through 13 provinces and autonomous regions, and will play a vital role in supporting the country’s energy security and economic development. Existing Chinese natural gas pipelines total 30,000 kilometers in length.

As part of a pipeline boosting station, GE turbocompressor technology keeps gas flowing from remote regions of Northwestern China, near the Kazakhstan border, to parts of Eastern China such as Shanghai, where the gas is urgently needed to support dynamic economic growth.

To meet China’s soaring energy needs, all phases of the project have faced tight construction schedules, making on-time and complete delivery of equipment critical. In response, GE Oil & Gas has redesigned the packaging of the turbocompressor units and implemented simplified installation and commissioning procedures to reduce installation time and site activities.

For more information: WWW.GE.COM

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