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Rolls-Royce Wins $150 Million Chinese West-East Gas Pipeline Contract


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Rolls-Royce has won the contract to provide Rolls-Royce pipeline compression equipment for the West-East China Gas Pipeline Project (WEPP). At a cost of $8.5 billion, WEPP represents one of the largest projects currently being undertaken in the burgeoning Chinese energy market. It involves the construction of a 2400 mile (3900 km) natural gas pipeline from the Tarim basin in the West Gobi desert to the city of Shanghai on China’s eastern coast. The route will cross nine Chinese provinces.

Once completed, the pipeline will carry approximately 1.2 billion cfd (34 million cubic meters per day)of natural gas, or the equivalent amount of gas required daily to heat 6 million homes. Current estimates suggest that there is a 20 year supply of gas in the Tarim basin.

The pipeline will include 10 compression stations on the Western portion, and 18 distribution stations along the downstream trunk line. Two gas turbine packages will be installed at six compression stations, and motor-drive sets will be installed at the remaining four. Rolls-Royce will provide 12 RB211-powered 6562 gas turbine packages, driving Rolls-Royce RFBB36 centrifugal pipeline compressors. It will also supply eight motor-driven RFBB36 compression sets and related controls for each of the compression units.

The first two units are scheduled for delivery in March 2004, with remaining units to be delivered in accordance with natural gas production requirements. All units will be packaged at Rolls-Royce facilities at Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.A.

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