Azerbaijani gas operator to announce plans by late 2013
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 27 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The level of gasification in Azerbaijan will be increased to 95 per cent by late 2013 within the contract signed between SOCAR's Azerigas production association and 'Global Services', a report said on Friday.
Global Services won the open tender on June 14 to purchase the work on gasification and gas supply improvement.
As of July 1, the level of gasification in the country was 76.2 per cent (1.403.049 subscribers). The level in Baku is 96.2 per cent (632,068 subscribers) and in the regions - 65.2 per cent (770,981 subscribers).
'About 463,514 apartments are planned to be provided with gas in various regions of the country by late 2013', a statement said.
It is planned to lay 1877 kilometres of pipes with a diameter of 32-530 mm and 19,377 kilometres of pipes with a diameter of 25-400 mm within the operations. It is planned to install 463,514 gas meters (48,145 pre-paid card meters and 415,369 mechanical meters) and lay 20,896 kilometres of pipes with a diameter of 20-25 millimetres.
Around 439,189 units of private gas regulators, 1162 gas pressure regulating boxes and new regulatory and control equipment are planned to be installed at 80 gas distribution stations.
'Azerigaz' deals with the transportation and sale of gas across Azerbaijan.