Contracts worth USD50 million expand Rolls-Royce presence in Asian oil & gas markets

LONDON (Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) - Three new orders from Thailand and Malaysia for Rolls-Royce industrial gas turbine equipment, valued at over $50 million, continue to strengthen the Rolls-Royce position in Asia’s important energy market.

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 Ltd. (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 Ltd. The units, ordered on behalf of PTT by MAN Ferrostaal Industrieanlagen GmbH (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.

Tom Curley, President of the energy business of Rolls-Royce, said: “Both these projects are key components of PTT’s gas pipeline master plan. We are excited to be a part of this project which continues to expand the presence of Rolls-Royce gas turbine equipment in the important Asian energy market.”

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.

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