Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Oct.22 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
A ceremony of commissioning the second branch of the bypass gas pipeline connecting the Dovletabad field with "Deryalyk" gas compressor station was held in Dashoguz region of Turkmenistan, Turkmen Oil and Gas Ministry said on Saturday.
According to the report, the new gas route has been laid in a short period in Zaunguz Karakum Desert from 435 kilometers to 381 kilometers of interstate energy main pipeline CAC (Central Asia-Center), via which fuel is supplied to the CIS countries.
The capacity of the pipeline with length of 61.1 km and a diameter of 1,420 millimeter is 80 million cubic meters of fuel per day. Thus, in joint operation of both branches of the Dovletabad-Deryalyk gas pipeline, their total capacity will reach 150 million cubic meters of gas per day.
This facility worth about $50 million and built by foreign company Petro Gaz LLP, is equipped with the most modern means of telemechanics, ensuring centralized automatic control.
Cathodic protection installation allows protecting pipeline from possible corrosion.