Rolls-Royce wins compressor contract for new Russian-European Nord Stream gas pipeline

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract from Gazkomplectimpex, a subsidiary of Gazprom, the world’s largest gas company, to supply eight industrial aeroderivative gas turbines driving centrifugal compressors for the new 1,200km Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Europe.

The gas turbines at the Portovaya gas compressor station will provide front-end gas boosting for the underwater section of the Nord Stream pipeline that will run beneath the Baltic Sea, from Portavaya Bay near Vyborg to the German coast near Greiswald.

Tom Curley, President of the Rolls-Royce Energy business, said: “We are pleased to have been selected to supply the gas compression equipment for this important pipeline project.”

The first compression packages are expected to be shipped in May 2010, with additional sets being delivered during that year.

The contract is another major development for Rolls-Royce in Russia this year. In June the Group opened a new office in St. Petersburg to further support activity within the growing Russian marine market. Earlier this month, the first Aeroflot Airbus A330 powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 entered service.

  1. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy. It has energy customers in 120 countries.
  2. The Group is supplying engines for Russian airlines, helicopters and business jets; industrial gas turbine and piston engines for gas pumping and power generation.
  3. Rolls-Royce has been supplying energy equipment to Russia since the late 1970s, when 42 Avons, of which 29 are still in operation, were installed on the Chelyabinsk gas pipeline in Siberia.
  4. Today, Rolls-Royce is providing two RB211 gas turbine power generation packages and associated waste heat recovery units for offshore power generation for Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Sakhalin Energy), operator of the Sakhalin II - world’s biggest integrated oil and gas project on Sakhalin Island. Three 501 power generating sets have been sold to Conoco-Phillips for the Polar Lights project in Siberia.

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