GE’s Oil & Gas business has been selected as an equipment supplier for the expansion of
GE was selected for the project by the China Petroleum Material and Equipment Corporation and the West East Gas Pipeline Company of PetroChina Company Limited, based in
“In order to support the country’s growth and its strong commitment for energy security, the Chinese government decided to increase the capacity of the West-East pipeline from 12 billion cubic meters a year (BCMY) to 17 BCMY. This will make additional power available to support the market demand, and is one of
GE will provide 20 PGT 25+ gas turbine-packaged drivers and 24 PCL800 compressors for the pipeline expansion. Each PGT 25+ set includes an LM2500+ gas generator manufactured by GE Aircraft Engines in
In addition to the equipment, GE’s contract includes installation, start-up and training services, and defines the supply of spare parts and personnel for scheduled maintenance for 12 years.
The gas turbines and compressors for eight of the new pipeline compression stations will be shipped and installed in 2006, while equipment for the final four stations will be shipped by the end of 2008 and installed in early 2009. The new stations will be put into operation between August 2006 and September 2009.
Designed to transport 17 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year, the West-East pipeline crosses 10 provinces and is the longest pipeline in