Rolls-Royce awarded turbine contracts

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Rolls-Royce has recently received three new orders worth over $50 million from Thailand and Malaysia for industrial gas turbine equipment.

Two of the orders relate to gas transmission projects in Thailand, where 21 Rolls-Royce units are already in service.

The first order is for two RB211 gas compression packages for the Arthit offshore platform in the Gulf of Thailand, operated by PTT Exploration and Production Public Company (PTTEP). The units will deliver gas to PTT’s onshore gas separation plant via a transmission pipeline.

The second Thai order is for three RB211 Dry Low Emissions mechanical drive packages for an onshore compressor station at Rayong operated by PTT Public Company. The units, ordered on behalf of PTT by MAN Ferrostaal Industrieanlagen of Germany, will drive compressor trains for onshore gas transmission and will increase pipeline capacity to help meet future growth in demand for gas in Thailand.

Once installed at the Rayong station, they will operate alongside seven previously installed Rolls-Royce Avon and RB211 gas turbine packages.

One third order is for an additional RB211 gas compressor package driving a Rolls-Royce centrifugal pipeline compressor at the Segamat plant of PETRONAS Gas Berhad (PGB) in Western Malaysia.

It will operate alongside two other RB211s installed at the Segamat station in 1997. The order also includes work to upgrade the two existing compressors and control system.