ILF wins FEED contract for TAPI natural gas pipeline
ILF Consulting Engineers has been awarded the front-end-engineering and design (FEED) contract for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project.
ILF will also provide project management and technical supervision services for the route between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which has a length of 1,600 km and includes several compressor and metering stations.
Once completed, the 1,814-km TAPI pipeline will export 33 million m3 of natural gas per year from the Galkynysh field in Turkmenistan.
The pipeline was first proposed in 2010 when the governments of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India signed an intergovernmental agreement to work on the project.
An investment agreement was signed by key TAPI shareholders in early 2016, when an initial budget of over US$200 million was set aside to fund the next phase of the pipeline, which included detailed engineering and route surveys, environmental and social safeguard studies, and procurement and financing activities.
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