04.09.15 10:05

Engineering and exploration work begins in Turkmenistan’s stretch of TAPI gas pipeline

Specialists of the Institute of Oil and Gas of the State Concern "Turkmengaz" have started the engineering and exploration work along the route of the future gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI). They will hold a series of technical and geological investigations on the 215-kilometer stretch in the southeast of the country - from Galkynysh (Revival) field to the border with Afghanistan.

Geologists, surveyors, engineers-designers and other professionals of the Institute are expected to justify the location of the future gas pipeline within the country, map the route and collect relevant data for construction of the gas pipeline infrastructure.

All survey related works are to be completed by early December this year, and construction of the linear part of the pipeline should start afterwards.

The original contractor of the TAPI gas pipeline – State Concern “Turkmenneftegazgurlushyk” – has begun building a motor road on orders of the Directorate for development of gas fields and construction of pipelines of the State Concern “Turkmengaz”. This road will run along the future route of the pipeline to ensure efficient use of modern equipment and machinery in the complex terrain of the route.

Specialists of the State Concern “Turkmenneftegazgurlushyk” are also conducting analysis and sampling of equipment for installation and use on the linear part of the strategic pipeline and its supporting ground stations.

The interstate TAPI gas pipeline with the capacity of 33 billion cubic meters of marketable gas per year will run for 1,800 km. The pipe’s diameter will be 1,420 millimeters. By the decision of the Steering Committee for the TAPI project, the State Concern “Turkmengaz” was appointed the leader of the TAPI consortium. 


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