Uzbekistan starts pneumatic testing of Nazarkuduk-Surtanneftegaz gas pipeline
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 12
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
The US Epsilon Development Company, together with Uzbekistan’s Uzbekneftegaz oil and gas company, launched the first stage of pneumatic testing of the Nazarkuduk-Shurtanneftegaz gas pipeline to expand the gas pipeline infrastructure of Uzbekistan to ensure uninterrupted supply of the entire extracted volume to the population in winter, Trend reports with reference to the company's statement.
The construction of three gas pipelines is ongoing: Nazarkuduk-Shurtanneftegaz (67 km); Tandircha-Shurtanneftegaz (45 km); Chigil-Mubarek Gas Processing Plant (110 km).
As of December 11, 36,000 tons of pipes were shipped, 23,600 tons were delivered, 62.4 km of trenches were dug, 94.4 km were welded and 51.5 km of pipes were laid.
Laying speed on average is 4 km per day. Work is ongoing around the clock, the report said.
The main activities of Epsilon are prospecting, exploration, production and transportation of hydrocarbons and flare gas and oil; construction of industrial facilities; construction of transport communications.
One of the missions of the company in Uzbekistan is to develop and progress new and sustainable energy projects, which will serve as a catalyst for socio-economic development at both regional and national levels.
In the framework of joint activities, Epsilon has already commenced large-scale exploration within the Kultak-Kamashi, Mubarak, Surkhan, Ashibulak, Koskudyk and West Fergana investment blocks.
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