- March 18, 2010
Rolls-Royce wins second contract to power major gas pipeline in India
The global power systems company, Rolls-Royce, has got its second contract in two years, from the Gas Authority India Ltd. (GAIL), for the purpose of supplying power systems for a major gas pipeline project. This new contract is said to be valued at 90 million dollars.
The new order has been given to four Rolls-Royce RB211 packages, which would be used on the 500 km Vijaipur-Dadri Bawana Pipeline (VDPL), which runs from Vijaipur to Dadri – part of the larger VDPL project. It follows a 130 million dollars contract award in 2008, for six RB211 gas compressor sets for the 600 km stretch of Dahej-Vijaipur (DVPL) pipeline which runs from Dahej (Gujarat) to Vijaipur (Madhya Pradesh).
All the ten Rolls-Royce gas turbine packages would be used for the purpose of increasing the flow of gas on these important projects in India – and this will support GAIL in the contribution to the country’s requirement of infrastructure.
GAIL is making aggressive investments with the intention of expanding their natural gas pipeline network – and Rolls-Royce is pleased that they have been selected for compression equipment for such a major infrastructure project. Al the ten sets will drive RFBB36 gas compressors, which are designs and manufactured by Rolls-Royce.