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Keeping Up The Flow

Rolls-Royce US$175 million contract to power pipeline compressor stations

Posted on September 10, 2013

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to supply Asia Gas Pipeline LLP (AGP) with equipment and related services to power the flow of natural gas through Kazakhstan’s Line C Gas Pipeline, part of the vast 1833 km Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline network.

Rolls-Royce will supply AGP, a joint venture between Kazakhstan's KazMunaiGaz and China's National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), with twelve RB211 gas turbine driven pipeline compressor units, which will operate at four compressor stations along the 1115 km Line C Pipeline.

When it reaches full operating capacity in 2016, the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline network will transport up to 55 billion m3/yr of gas (bcm/a) from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to China. The Line C Pipeline in Kazakhstan will contribute up to 25 bcm/a of the total capacity, including the potential to supply gas domestically to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The contract is in addition to an award for eleven RB211 gas turbine driven pipeline compressor units secured by Rolls-Royce in 2009 for AGP’s Line A and B pipelines.

Rolls-Royce will manufacture and package the equipment at its energy facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.A.