OMV awards pipeline contract to GE Oil & Gas

OMV Gas GMBH, aiming to double the capacity of the Penta West Gas Pipeline, has chosen GE Oil & Gas to supply integrated compressor line (ICL) technology for OMV’s Neustift compression station.

Eric Watkins
OGJ Oil Diplomacy Editor

LOS ANGELES, July 16 -- OMV Gas GMBH, aiming to double the capacity of the Penta West Gas Pipeline, has chosen GE Oil & Gas to supply integrated compressor line (ICL) technology for OMV’s Neustift compression station.

Under a $25 million contract, GE Oil & Gas will supply three ICL units for the compression station, which is part of the extension of the Penta West Gas Pipeline, a key supplier of gas for Austria and bordering states.

GE Oil & Gas said each ICL unit consists of a centrifugal compressor, high-speed motor, transformer, and variable-speed drive. The scope of the contract also covers spare parts, training, and turnkey installation.

The ICL units for the OMV–Neustift compression station will be manufactured and tested at GE Oil & Gas facilities in Le Creusot, France, and will be delivered to the project site in August 2010, with commercial service expected to start in early 2011.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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