Uzbekneftegaz announces tender for construction of booster station for the south
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, March 12 / Trend, D. Azizov /
The National Holding Company (NHC) Uzbekneftegaz has announced an international tender for the construction of a booster station on the Alan field (Kashkadarya region, south of Uzbekistan) with a maximum cost of $77.7 million, the company said.
Under the tender terms, the winner must carry out manufacturing, equipment supply and engineering of a booster station with a capacity of 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
The bids will be accepted until April 5, while the results of the tender will be summed up in the second quarter of 2012. Construction of the booster station is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
The project will allows maintaining gas production on the field at 1.5 billion cubic meters a year in terms of depletion of reservoir energy pressure of raw wet sour gas.
The booster station is constructed under the project worth $178.3 million for development of Alan gas field.
The project will be financed by NHC Uzbekneftegaz to the sum of $89.2 million, also a loan from the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan of $53.5 million and loans of Uzbek banks to $35.6 million.
The Alan field has been exploited since the second half of the 1970s although its reserves are undisclosed.
In 2007-2009, Uzbekneftegaz implemented similar projects on the development of the two other major fields in Kashkadarya - Zevardy and Pamuk costing around $170 million. Two booster stations with a total capacity of seven billion cubic meters of gas per year have been also constructed as part of the projects.
Capacity of NHC Uzbekneftegaz allows maintaining natural gas production to the sum of 70 billion cubic meters, while liquid hydrocarbons are at eight million tons per year.