Construction of pipeline to supply Kazakh regions with gas continues

Business Materials 16 August 2019 15:06 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, August 16

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Some 796.6 kilometers of Saryarka pipeline has been laid in Kazakhstan meaning that the construction of the pipeline’s linear part is 75 percent done, Trend reports with reference to the press office of KazMunayGas.

The pipeline is designed to increase the energy security of the country, provide uninterrupted gas supply to central and north region of the country and to improve ecological situation. The gradual switch of private and small district heating plants, houses and thermal stations to gas is planned in the future.

The construction of the pipeline’s linear plant is expected to be finished by the end of the year. Following the wrap up of the construction, regional akimats (administrative centers) are to launch work on gas supply of settlements.

“The welding work has been completely finished in Kyzylorda region and is currently underway in Karaganda and Akmola regions. The latest welding technology is being implemented in the construction which allows to lay pipe of 820 millimeters in diameter at the speed of six kilometers per day,” the report said.

“Currently the welding complexes are working on 794th and 844th kilometer in Karaganda region and 970th and 1,056th kilometer of the pipeline in Akmola region,” the statement said.

Over 2,000 people and 800 units of machinery are participating in the construction. The operational activity is implemented by Astana Gas KMG. The contractor of the construction is KazStroyService.

The Saryarka pipeline is designed for gas supply of Nur-Sultan, central and north regions of Kazakhstan. The construction was launched in November 2018. The capacity of the pipeline will amount to 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas a year.


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