GE Oil & Gas To Supply Compressor Technology For Gas Pipeline Extension

October 2009 Vol. 236 No. 10

GE Oil & Gas has won a contract from OMV Gas GmbH of Vienna, Austria to supply integrated compressor line (ICL) technology for the company’s Neustift compression station, which is part of the extension of the Penta West Gas Pipeline, a key supplier of natural gas for Austria and bordering states. With this construction, the capacity of the Penta West Gas Pipeline will be doubled.

Under a contract of US$25 million, GE Oil & Gas will supply three ICL units, which are designed to offer operating and environmental benefits. Each ICL unit consists of a centrifugal compressor, high-speed motor, transformer and variable-speed drive. The scope of the contract also covers spare parts, training and turnkey installation.