Rolls-Royce picks up China pipeline deal

Rolls-Royce has picked up a $65 million contract to equip a new branch of the world’s longest natural gas pipeline. The power systems company, widely known for their luxury car […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Rolls-Royce has picked up a $65 million contract to equip a new branch of the world’s longest natural gas pipeline.

The power systems company, widely known for their luxury car brand, will provide the West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP) in China with six RB211 gas turbine compressor packages.

WEPP Line 2 will have a total length of 8,859 km made up of one main trunk line of 4,859 km and eight sub-lines. It will transport 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas every year from reserves in Central Asia, across 15 provinces to major regions such as Zhejiang, Shanghai, Guangdong and Hong Kong.

Rolls-Royce signed the deal with PetroChina, the country’s largest oil and gas producer.