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Rolls-Royce Wins $40 mln Contract to Power Turkmenistan-China Pipeline

Tuesday 26 February 2013

LONDON (Rolls-Royce press service) – Rolls-Royce has been awarded a US $40 mln contract to supply equipment and related services to power the flow of natural gas through the Uzbekistan section of the Turkmenistan-China natural gas pipeline.

The industrial RB211 is derived from the aerospace RB211. Auxiliary equipment such as intake air filtration, acoustics and lubrication all form part of the Rolls-Royce scope of supply for oil and gas and power generation applications. The RB211 gas turbine package matches the technologically advanced Rolls-Royce gas generator with the efficiency of the RT62 or RT61 power turbine. The aero derivative industrial design has demonstrated outstanding reliability, with more than 650 RB211 gas turbines sold, accumulating a total of over 24 mln operating hours of experience.

Rolls-Royce will supply Asia Trans Gas (ATG LLC), a joint venture between Uzbekistan’s Uzbekneftegaz and China’s National Petroleum Corporation, with three RB211 gas turbine driven pipeline compressor units for operation at a compressor station on the 530 km Uzbekistan section of the 1,830 km Turkmenistan-China natural gas pipeline.

Rolls-Royce President – Energy, Andrew Heath, said: “Rolls-Royce technology is at the heart of China and Central Asia’s growing natural gas pipeline network. This contract strengthens our role and demonstrates the track-record of reliable technology and services we deliver to the world’s largest energy infrastructure projects.”

The Uzbekistan section of the Turkmenistan-China natural gas pipeline will transport 25 bln m³ per year of gas from Turkmenistan, through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, to China, helping to stabilise China’s energy consumption with cleaner natural gas.

Rolls-Royce will manufacture and package the equipment at its energy facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.A. Annual underlying revenue was £12.2 bln in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. It employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 bln at 31 December 2012.

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