Projects of new gas pipelines designed in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jul.29 Trend E.Ismayilov /
The Azerbaijani Scientific Research and Designing Institute of Gas (ASRPIG) has completed design of two gas pipelines, chief specialist in the ASRPIG project work Azar Seyidov said. Pipeline project was designed upon the order of Aztransgaz. .
Design work stipulate building two pipelines, one from the Sangachal terminal to Kazimagomed (which is the country's gas hub) and second (a gas-tap) up to the Kalmaz underground gas storage.
"Design work is complete and we will begin the construction of these pipelines soon," Seyidov said.
Seyidov did not mention the contractor, who will perform the construction.
Azerigas PA (formerly Azerigas closed joint stock company) of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has Sangachal headwork (SH) not far from the Sangachal terminal, which receives gas from a terminal which Azerbaijan receives as a part of the Shah Deniz offshore gas field and the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli offshore oil and gas fields.
An additional pipeline would be laid to ensure uninterrupted and safe gas transportation from the SH to the Kazimagomed compressor station, the country's natural gas hub distributing "blue fuel" to all regions, Seyidov said. Under the project, length of the new pipeline is 47 kilometers and diameter 1,020 millimeter at a pressure of 55 atmospheres.
Similar gas pipeline was put into exploitation in 2008. Its length is 47 kilometers and diameter 1,220 millimeter at a design pressure of 55 atmospheres. Until the construction of new pipeline, gas was delivered through outdated pipelines, which can not work under high pressure.
Institute also designed a project of an additional pipeline with the length 20.2 kilometers and a diameter 720 millimeters with a design pressure of 55 atmospheres to supply gas to Kalmaz storage. This pipeline will run from the 47th kilometer of the crane platform between the Garadagh and Kazimagom to Kalmaz underground gas storage facilities, Seyidov said.
There are two underground gas storages in Azerbaijan, including Garadagh gas storage with a 500 million cubic meters active capacity and Kalmaz with a 1.1 billion cubic meters active capacity.
At present, SOCAR conducts work as a part of the first phase to increase the active capacity of Garadagh gas storage. Reconstruction of gas storage envisages two phases. The first phase is targets increasing its active capacity to 1.4 billion cubic meters and the second phase expanding its active capacity to 2.3 billion cubic meters.
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