The project includes the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a 571.6 km pipeline with a diameter of 1,067 mm. The EPC contract was awarded to CNPC affiliated China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPC).
Along the coast of the Aral Sea, the pipeline traverses the Gobi Desert, sand dunes and saline and alkaline lands. CPC has completed preparation works within one year’s time, including campsite construction, CRC crew and equipment relocation, and testing of full automatic welding equipment, etc.
The pipeline is listed in Kazakhstan’s ten priority projects. Once operational, it will deliver natural gas to dozens of cities and hundreds of villages to help optimise the country’s energy structure, and improve the living standard for people in South Kazakhstan.