Cost of Kazakhstan's Saryarka pipeline Phase 2 revealed

Oil&Gas Materials 30 November 2019 16:12 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Construction of the Phase 2 of Kazakhstan’s Saryarka pipeline on the Nur-Sultan – Kokshetau route is estimated at 48 billion tenge (approximately $142 million), Chief Oil Transportation, International Projects and Saryarka Pipeline Construction Officer Daniyar Berlibayev said, Trend reports with reference to Kazakh media.

“The work is underway on Saryarka pipeline’s Phase 2, we have already developed the feasibility study of the project and we are working on issues of funding, which should be agreed on in 2020. The issues of supplying gas to Kokshetau and Petropavl will be decided on. According to the preliminary assessment, the cost of the project is 48 billion tenge ($142 million),” Berlibayev said.

He added that the exact dates and numbers will become available following development of the design estimates, which has not been started yet.

Berlibayev also noted that the pipeline’s Phase 2 will for 100 percent be constructed using pipes of Kazakh manufacturing.

“Increasing Kazakh presence is our goal which we are working on. Now we are talking about a pipe plant, which will be built in the country’s Almaty region and which will be launched in December of this year,” Berlibayev said.

The major part of the Phase 1 of the pipeline was constructed via pipes imported from Russia and China.

“We are for sure planning on using pipes of Kazakh manufacturing during Phase 2 construction,” he said.

The construction of the Saryarka gas pipeline was launched in December 2018.

Saryarka pipeline begins in Kyzylorda, runs through Zheskazgan, Karaganda, Temiratau cities and reaches Nur-Sultan. The main pipeline is 1,061 kilometers long and its welding is complete as of now. Is it planned to be commissioned on December 31 of this year.


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