Turkmenistan invites Germany to TAPI gas pipeline project

Oil&Gas Materials 7 May 2018 13:16 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 7

By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:

A promising direction for Turkmenistan is the involvement of German gas equipment manufacturers in the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, the local TV channel Altyn Asyr reports.

This issue was discussed during the meeting of the joint Turkmen-German Commission held recently in Berlin. The issues of participation of the German companies in introduction of know-how in activity of the enterprises for production of oil and gas, their processing, in power and chemical industries of Turkmenistan were also considered.

The construction of the Turkmen section of TAPI with a capacity of up to 33 bcm of gas began in mid-December 2015. The total length of the pipeline will be 1,840 kilometres.

ILF Beratende Ingenieure GmbH Company (Germany) is conducting survey work in Afghanistan on the implementation of this project. TAPI Pipeline Company Limited was established for construction and operation of the pipeline.

It includes gas companies of the participating countries, and negotiations with other potential participants are continuing. Representatives of the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Islamic Development Bank, and the Saudi Fund for Development have previously expressed their interest in participating in the financing of TAPI.

Turkmenistan holds one of key positions in the region for the supply of natural gas, The country exports gas to China and Iran.