Rolls-Royce to supply $175 mln equipment and services to gas pipeline company in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep. 11 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Rolls-Royce company won $175 million contract to supply Asia Gas Pipeline LLP (AGP) with equipment and related services to power the flow of natural gas through Kazakhstan's Line C Gas Pipeline, part of the vast 1,833 kilometer long Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline network, Rolls-Royce reported.
Rolls-Royce will supply AGP, a joint venture between Kazakhstan's KazMunaiGaz and China's National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), with twelve RB211 gas turbine driven pipeline compressor units which will operate at four compressor stations along the 1,115 kilometer Line C Pipeline.
"The AGP Pipeline will help to meet Kazakhstan's domestic energy needs and to stabilize China's energy consumption with cleaner natural gas," AGP General Director Beimbet Shayakhmetov said.
When it reaches full operating capacity in 2016, the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline network will transport up to 55 billion cubic metres of gas each year from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to China. The Line C Pipeline in Kazakhstan will contribute up to 25 cubic metres annually of the total capacity, including potential to supply gas domestically to Kazakhstan.
The contract is in addition to an award for eleven RB211 gas turbine driven pipeline compressor units secured by Rolls-Royce in 2009 for AGP's Line A and B pipelines.
Rolls-Royce will manufacture and package the equipment at its energy facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Mount Vernon, Ohio, USA.
Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.