Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced a $75million contract to supply PetroChina with equipment and related services to power the flow of natural gas through Line 3 of the West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP), the world's longest pipeline and a crucial element of China's drive towards cleaner energy consumption.
Rolls-Royce will supply PetroChina with an additional six RB211-driven pipeline compressor units, bringing the total number of RB211 units sold for installation on China and Central Asia's vast natural gas pipeline network to 56.
Andrew Heath, Rolls-Royce, President - Energy said: "Rolls-Royce has a strong track record of delivering reliable technology and services to underpin China's growing energy infrastructure. We are delighted to extend our role in the West-East Pipeline Project which uses cleaner, greener energy to boost China's economic growth and ensure greater security of electricity supply to China's fast-developing cities."
When completed in 2015, the 7,000km WEPP Line 3 will link China's western Xinjiang autonomous region to Fuijan province in the south-east, transporting up to 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Rolls-Royce, which has provided equipment to WEPP since 2004, will manufacture and package the equipment at its energy facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.A.
In support of the China Central Government Natural Gas Distributed Generation Initiative, on January 16, 2013 Rolls-Royce held a China Technology Forum in Beijing. The event focused on Industrial Gas Turbine Power Generation Applications and was attended by over 50 representatives from China's leading design technology institutes and key customers in the oil & gas and power generation sectors.
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