Siemens is the main contractor for the supply of turbo-compressor packages to the Brazilian state oil company for this project, with Rolls-Royce sub-contracted by Siemens to supply the compressors.
The order is for 11 Rolls-Royce RF3BB-20 centrifugal gas compressors that will be driven by Siemens SGT-200 gas turbines and installed at three compression stations along the 1400km, 28 inch (0.7112m) Gasene natural gas pipeline system between Catu-Bahia State and Caçimbas-Espirito Santo State. It is designed to move 20 million cubic metres of gas per day.
Gasene will connect an existing gas system in the south east to one in the north east region of the country. It will start from the Cabiúnas Terminal in Rio de Janeiro and will run to the city of Catu in Bahia.
Rolls-Royce says it will manufacture the compressors at its Mount Vernon facility in Ohio, USA for delivery to the Siemens assembly plant in Houston, Texas. The equipment will then be delivered from there to the compressor stations. First deliveries are expected in the third quarter of 2008.