In 2006 Azerigas Joint Stock Company intends to set up the construction of the 68km-long Sangachal-Garadagh-Hajigabul gas pipeline to pass gas to be lifted from Shah-Deniz field into the national gas transportation system, Alikhan Malikov, the chairman of Azerigas, told Trend. The budget of the project in construction of the high pressure gas pipelines is $45m.
This year it is also planned to receive credit for expansion of the capacity of gas compression station in Garadagh built for gas delivery to power station Shimal. Two compressors with the capacity of 5 million cu m of gas will be installed here. Increase of capacity of the station is needed to carry out gas delivery to Sumgayit steam gas rig, the construction of which is due to complete in 2007. The estimated value of the project is $25m.