New partnership paves way for Kazakhstan – China Gas Pipeline
Dec 21. Pipelines International
Kazakh company KazTransGas and China’s Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Co Ltd will establish a partnership to implement the Beineu – Bozoy – Shymkent Gas Pipeline, which is the second stage of the Kazakhstan – China Gas Pipeline.
The main purpose of the 1,475 km Beineu – Bozoy – Shymkent Gas Pipeline project is to ensure energy security and reliability of gas supply of the southern regions of Kazakhstan, through shipments of Kazakh gas from fields in the country’s western regions.
The pipeline runs along the Mangystau, Aktobe, Kyzylorda and South Kazakhstan regions and will interconnect with the first stage of the Kazakhstan – China Pipeline, which runs 1,300 km from the Uzbekistani and Kazakh border to Khorgos, China.
Construction of the Beineu – Bozoy – Shymkent Gas Pipeline will be implemented in two phases.
The first phase will involve the construction of 1,164 km the linear part of the pipeline from Bozoy – Shymkent and a compressor station near Bozoy and be completed during 2011 and 2012.
During the second stage of the project, anticipated to be completed from 2014-15, the 311 km section of pipeline from Beineu -Bozoy will be constructed as well as the compressor station in Karaozek.
An additional 26 branches will be constructed from the Beineu – Bozoy – Shymkent mainline during the first and second phases of the project to supply settlements along the pipeline route.