Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct.10 /Trend, D. Azizov/
Uzbek-Chinese JV Asia Trans Gas, operator of the construction project of the Uzbek section of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline, has announced an international tender for property and liability insurance for the first and second branches of the Uzbekistan-China gas pipeline, the company said.
"The winner of the tender will be offered a property insurance and insurance of liability to third parties contract for the first and second branches of the Uzbekistan-China gas pipeline," the message said.
According to the company, bids will be accepted until November 8, 2013.
It was reported that in April 2008, the National Holding Company (NHC) Uzbekneftegaz and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) created JV LLC Asia Trans Gas on a parity basis, for design, construction and operation of Uzbek section of the pipeline for the transit of Turkmen gas with initial capacity of 30 billion cubic meters a year.
The construction of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline began in 2008.
The pipeline is designed to export natural gas from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to China.
The total length of the gas pipeline is about 7,000 km (on Uzbekistan's territory it is 525 km) the diameter is 1,067 mm, and the capacity of the two branches of the pipeline is 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
In December 2009, the first of the two branches of the pipeline was put into operation and in 2010 the construction of gas pipeline's second branch was completed.
In October 2011, an export contract was concluded for the supply of Uzbek gas to China in the volume of 10 billion cubic meters annually.
Uzbekistan launched regular supplies of the natural gas to China in August 2012.