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Pig handling system used in expansion of Kazakhstan-China pipeline

11th September 2013

Ergil to provide pig handling system for expansion of KazStroyService’s Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline project

Pig handling system used in expansion of Kazakhstan-China pipeline
The Kazakhstan-China pipeline project is part of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline, the very first pipeline to bring Central Asian natural gas to China

A global engineering and construction company operating in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries will supply its pig handling system to KazStroyService, as part of plans to increase the capacity of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline.

 

The pig handling system is used for supporting pipeline cleaning, inspection or testing operations by helping the easy handling of pipeline pigs.

 

KazStroyService is one of the main contractors of the Kazakh section of the gas pipeline, along with China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation.

 

The contract follows plans to increase the capacity of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline from its current 14 million tons to 20 million tons per year by 2014.

 

The Kazakhstan-China pipeline project is part of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline, the very first pipeline to bring Central Asian natural gas to China.

 

The 1,833 km Central Asia–China gas pipeline has a total length of 1,833kms and expected cost of USD 7.3bn. The pipeline runs through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan to Xianjing in China.

 

China and Kazakhstan have been tightening their energy ties. Both countries will sign 22 agreements on Saturday, including several energy deals such as the USD 5bn purchase by CNPC of ConocoPhillip’s 8.33 per cent stake in Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil project.