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Rolls-Royce has signed a deal worth approximately $130m (£88.2m) with Gas Authority India to supply six RB211-GT61 gas turbine compression packages.


Rolls-Royce has signed a deal worth approximately $130m (£88.2m) with Gas Authority India (GAIL) to supply six RB211-GT61 gas turbine compression packages.



The RB211-GT61 packages are expected to increase the flow of gas to 56 million m3 per day as part of an integrated national gas grid that GAIL is creating.



Three gas compression sets will be installed in Vijaipur and Jhabua, with each one maintaining pipeline hydraulics by compensating for the loss of gas pressure that occurs along a pipeline.



Rolls-Royce will manufacture the industrial RB211s at its Montreal, Canada facility, and the centrifugal gas compressors will be built at its Mount Vernon, Ohio factory in the US.


Assembly of the complete gas turbine packages will also take place at Mount Vernon.


Delivery of all six units is scheduled for the first quarter of 2010.