Turkmenistan preparing to lay linear part of its TAPI pipeline section
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, March 9
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Preparation for the construction of linear part of the Turkmen section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline with the capacity of pumping 33 billion cubic meters of gas per year is being completed, the message of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan said March 9.
The subdivisions of the state concern 'Turkmennebitgazgurlyshyk prepared more than 6,312 meters of pipes with a diameter of 1,420 mm for welding-up of pipe sections, according to the message.
After laying the linear part of the gas pipeline, automation and remote control system will be introduced in the Turkmen section. This system will make it possible to carry out the management of the entire gas pipeline network from a single control point: to increase and reduce gas flows depending on export requirements.
In addition, on the route of the pipeline from the Galkynysh super-giant field till the border with Afghanistan, the designers have completed a topographic survey and a complex of engineering and survey work. This will make it possible to select the best route for the gas pipeline and to determine the characteristics of the pipe used for gas transportation.
Also, work continues on the analysis and the selection of equipment that must be installed on the linear part of the pipeline and its ground supporting sectors.