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Penspen to prove viability of TAPI pipeline

15th October 2014

Penspen has been awarded a contract by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to carry out a technical feasibility study for the proposed 1,820 kilometre, 56-inch diameter TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) pipeline from Turkmenistan’s giant Galkynysh Gas Field, to serve energy markets in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Penspen to prove viability of TAPI pipeline
The pipeline will have a designed capacity to carry 90 million cubic metres per day of gas for a 30-year period

“We are proud to be involved in this major project, which will enable Turkmenistan to monetise a part of its vast natural gas reserves, by opening a southerly route to the energy-hungry markets of South Asia,” said Peter O’ Sullivan, Penspen’s chief executive.

Penspen’s scope of work includes a review of the proposed route, confirmation of hydraulics including compressor station size and location, provision of cost estimates and development of project execution strategy and schedule.

Penspen has awarded a sub-contract to the Netherlands-based Royal HaskoningDHV an international engineering, consultancy and project management firm to undertake the important environmental and social safeguards components of the study.

The Technical Feasibility Study is expected to take six months to complete, following which, Penspen and Haskoning will provide on-going support to ADB during the investor selection process.

The pipeline will have a designed capacity to carry 90 million cubic metres per day of gas for a 30-year period. Thirty-eight million cubic metres a day would be supplied to India and Pakistan, and Afghanistan would receive the remaining 14 million cubic metres a day.

 

 

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