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GEA helps to secure gas supplies

Bochum, November 05, 2008 – GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has recently received an order to supply compression equipment for the operation of a natural gas pipeline in Uzbekistan. The value of this order, which was won by GEA's Refrigeration Division, is in excess of EUR 15 million. The delivery is planned to be completed in the second half of next year.

The operation of natural gas pipelines requires the use of compression stations. The station compresses the gas from a pressure of 31 bar at the well to 51 bar into the pipeline. This process is meant to work 15 years from startup and commissioning. The scope of supply of GEA Refrigeration includes also control systems.

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is Germany's largest listed mechanical engineering group. As an internationally operating technology group, the company concentrates on specialty mechanical engineering with a focus on process technology and components. Consolidated sales amounted to EUR 5.2 billion in 2007. The Group generated over 50 percent of its sales in the high-growth food processing and beverages industries. The company's workforce comprised over 21,000 employees based in 50 countries as of September 30, 2008. The GEA Group ranks as a market and technology leader in 90 percent of its business areas. GEA Group is listed in the German MDAX share index (G1A, WKN 660200).

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