Iran to commission sixth gas transmission pipeline
Tehran, Iran, Sept.4
The National Iranian Gas Company is to commission sixth gas transmission pipeline in the network, said deputy oil minister.
"The sixth gas transmission pipeline with five gas compressor stations in the west of the country to be launched soon by the president will sustain gas exports and ensure domestic gas supply," said Hassan Montazer Torbati, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.
"In addition to this pipeline, we try to recover part of ninth pipeline at western corridor and put it into operation," he noted.
"Creating jobs is one of the achievements of the project, as it is a result of the work of domestic contractors, consultants and experts," said Bahram Salavati, the CEO of Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company.
"More than 5,000 jobs were created during the implementation of the sixth pipeline project, which also improved the steel, valve, instrumentation, transportation and machinery industries in the west of the country," he added.
"Five gas compressor stations on the pipeline have been established in Deylam, Bidboland, Ahvaz, Hosseinieh and Kuhdasht," he said.
"For the first time, the pipeline is crossing over the Karun River via a bridge, since there were difficulties in installation of the gas transmission pipeline under the river," he added.
The sixth gas transmission pipeline is 1,200 kilometers long and it transfers gas from South Pars to Kurdistan province by passing through Bushehr, Khuzestan, Lorestan, Ilam and Kermanshah provinces.
The pipeline will transfer 110 million cubic meter gas from South to North West of the country. It aims to supply gas to cold region provinces and provide exports to neighbor countries, particularly to Iraq.