Turkmenistan speeds up TAPI pipeline’s construction

Oil&Gas Materials 30 July 2016 14:58 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 30

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

Construction of the Turkmen part of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is being carried out at an accelerated pace, said a message from “Turkmenistan: The Golden Age” state agency.

The construction of the strategic pipeline in the Turkmen section is being conducted by the country’s fuel and energy complex.

Pipelining of the 70-meter corridor is being conducted according to the design and estimate documentation on the route of the future pipeline. Currently, its length is more than 23,000 meters.

“More than 7,500 running meters of large diameter pipes were put and welded in this corridor,” said the message. “Over forty units of special equipment and construction machinery are being used in preparatory work.”

The message also said that the engineering and construction management experts of Turkmengas State Concern have finished engineering and exploration work on the two-kilometer track of the future main gas pipeline.

According to the plan, pipelayers will lay more than 200 kilometers of pipes, will build compressor stations on the track, and related facilities, such as water intakes and engineering networks, access roads, control stations, and will provide the track with power supply.

TAPI pipeline’s annual capacity will be 33 billion cubic meters. The project is expected to be completed in late 2019.