Rostec has Supplied Four Gas Compressor Units with a Total Power of 64MW

Rostec has Supplied Four Gas Compressor Units with a Total Power of 64MW

Photo: United Engine Corporation

United Engine Corporation has shipped four GPA-16 gas compressor units with a total power of 64MW to the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. The equipment is designed to increase the capacity of the Kovykta–Chayanda gas pipeline section in the Irkutsk Region. 

Advanced high-performance GPA-16 units are manufactured by UEC-Gas Turbines in Rybinsk and are among the most demanded gas turbine equipment for energy sector companies. Since 2009, more than 100 GPA-16 units in different versions have been made, with the total power exceeding 1.5 GW. 

“Equipment manufacturing and supply for strategic gas transport projects are among the business priorities of Rostec State Corporation. GPA-16 units are successfully used by key natural gas production and transit facilities throughout Russia. A new batch of equipment for the Kovykta– Chayanda section was made within a record-breaking period – in less than a year,” pointed out Vladimir Artyakov, First Deputy General Director of Rostec State Corporation. 

GPA-16 units are designed for operation at booster and linear compressor stations. They are manufactured on the basis of PS-90GP2 and AL-31ST industrial gas turbine engines. 

The Power of Siberia is the Russian gas pipeline. Currently, the pipeline transports natural gas from the Chayanda field to Russian users in the Far East as well as to China. The gas pipeline length is about 3,000 km.