Construction of Kenkiyak-Kumkol oil pipeline completed before the appointed time in Kazakhstan

Oil&Gas Materials 2 July 2009 16:40 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, July 2 / Trend K. Konyrova /

Construction of Kenkiyak-Kumkol oil pipeline completed a month earlier before the appointed time in Kazakhstan, press-service of KazstroyService JSC said. 

"Balancing and commissioning was launched to put Kenkiyak-Kumkol oil pipeline into operation, the second part of Kazakhstan-China oil pipeline in Kenkiyak settlement in Aktubinsk district on July 1, 2009, the company said.  

Test launching of the first oil was held by representatives of customer - Kazakh-China pipeline, general contractor - KazstroyService and operator on oil pumping - KazTransOil with participation of guests, representatives of Chinese official delegation, press-release said. 

According to press-service, large-scale construction of oil pipeline was launched in May 2008. It was planned to complete construction upon terms of the contract in August 2009.

Total length of Kenkiyak-Kumkol oil pipeline hits 793 kilometer, diameter of pipe - 813 millimeter. Capasity of pipeline will hit 10 million tons of oil per year with further expanding to 20 million tons per year at initial stage. Volumes of oil from Aktubinsk region and Western Kazakhstan were envisaged as a resource base.