Rolls-Royce Expands Pipeline Activity In China

May 2011, Vol. 238 No. 5

Rolls-Royce won a gas compression contract award from PetroChina, the largest oil and gas producer in China.

The West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP) is the world’s longest natural gas pipeline and this order will take the number of Rolls-Royce RB211 gas turbine compressor packages installed on the pipeline and associated feed and branch lines to 45.

Valued at $65 million, the contract is for six RB211 gas turbine compressor packages to be installed on one of China’s most important and expensive energy projects, WEPP Line 2. The gas turbine units will be installed at two new compressor stations along the 2,400-km (1,500-mile) Eastern section of the line. They will join six RB211 units being installed along the 2,450-km Western section and 19 RB211 compressor sets already in service on WEPP Line 1.

WEPP Line 2 will have a total length of 8,859 km comprised of one main trunk line of 4,859 km and eight sub-lines. It will transport 30 Bcm of natural gas every year from reserves in Central Asia across 15 provinces to major regions such as Zhejiang, Shanghai, Guangdong and Hong Kong.

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