July 2011, Vol. 238 No. 7


Converteam Awarded Contract For West-East Pipeline Compression

Converteam was awarded a new contract for nine Variable Speed Drives Systems with PetroChina for the emblematic West-East Gas Pipeline Project (WEPP), which is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in China. The first part of the WEPP is a 4,000-kilometer-long pipeline, which is capable of transporting 17 billion cubic meters of gas annually from Lunnan in Xinjiang to Shanghai. Natural gas transported by the pipeline is used for electricity production in the Changjiang River Delta area. Construction of the second part of the WEPP started in February 2008. The pipeline has a total length of 9,102 kilometers, including 4,843 kilometers of the main line and eight sub-lines a

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