Uzbekistan to upgrade gas processing plant
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 6
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
In the fourth quarter of 2014, Uzbek national holding company Uzbekneftegaz will start a $220 million worth project to further upgrade the Mubarek Gas Processing Plant, a source in the company told Trend on May 5.
The Mubarek Gas Processing Plant is located in the Kashkadarya province, in southern Uzbekistan.
The source said the project includes phased construction of the 8th gas desulphurization row within the 19th, 20th and 21st universal blocks, which have a total capacity of six billion cubic meters per year.
The project will be funded with Uzbekneftegaz's own funds worth $170 million and a $50 million loan of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan (FRDU).
Previously it was reported that in July 2013, Uzbekneftegaz completed the phase 7 construction of gas desulphurization within the 16th, 17th and 18th universal blocks with a total capacity of six billion cubic meters per year.
The 18th block was commissioned in the third quarter of 2012, while the remaining two blocks were put into stream in the first half of 2013.
The units of Uzbekneftegaz acted as the contractors of the $171.8 million construction. The project was financed with Uzbekneftegaz's own funds.
The realization of the new project will help provide reliable functioning of installed capacities refining the natural gas from hydrogen sulphide and acid gas in the long run, as well as to compensate the volumes of natural gas processing at the gas processing plant.
Mubarek Gas Processing Plant was commissioned in 1971. Currently, its capacity stands at about 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas and over 570,000 tonnes of gas condensate per year.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.I.