COVID-19 affects gas chemical complex construction in Kazakhstan

Oil&Gas Materials 29 August 2020 13:18 (UTC +04:00)
COVID-19 affects gas chemical complex construction in Kazakhstan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 29

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

The overall progress on construction of the Integrated Gas Chemical Complex KPI in Kazakhstan’s Atyrau region is 74 percent, KazMunayGas National Company’s official told Trend.

The integrated gas chemical complex project was placed under management of KMG in June 2018. Since then, the construction has entered its active phase, the progress has increased from 6 to 74 percent.

The complex will allow producing up to 500,000 tons of polypropylene annually. The construction of the plant is to be finished in 2021.

“The documentation for the construction is 99 percent complete. Some 715 pieces of equipment were delivered to the construction site, of which 87 were installed,” the company official said.

As for the construction itself, KazMunayGas official said that the work with concrete was done by 95 percent, 97 percent of underground pipelines were laid, as well as 55 percent of metal structures and 80 percent of tanks set up. The production of pipe assemblies for technological pipelines amounted to 11 percent, to date.

“The coronavirus pandemic did have some impact on the construction and led to minor adjustments to the project. In particular, the adjustments were made to the process of supplying equipment and materials, as well as to attracting qualified labor for special work. Nevertheless, the deadlines for the construction completion have not shifted drastically,” the official said.

KazMunayGas (KMG) National Company is the Kazakhstan operator for exploration, production, refining and transportation of hydrocarbons, representing the state interests in the oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan.


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