The outlines of one of the most ambitious investment projects in Uzbekistan have taken shape. The Kandym Gas Processing Plant with a maximum annual capacity of 8.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas will be commissioned in December, 2018 in Bukhara region. The mega project will provide nearly 3,000 new jobs.
Last week, the government of Uzbekistan approved a feasibility study of the first phase of the project on the construction of a gas processing plant and establishment of Kandym group of fields.
In 2015-2018, the Russian partners will equip 77 project wells, build six cluster pads, two assembly points, an export gas pipeline, a shift camp, external infrastructure facilities and the project's pearl – a cutting edge gas processing plant. It is constructed by a consortium of companies headed by the South Korean Nyundai Engineering Co., Ltd under a turnkey contract for the supply of equipment, construction of the plant and equipping of the Kandym group of fields of the total cost of $2.66 billion. In general, investments in the first phase will exceed $3 billion.
The Russian company intends to implement two more phases of the project for the future.
In 2020-2029, it is planned to equip 21 project wells, build two cluster pads, tw o booster compressor stations at gas gathering points of Kandym deposit, power supply facilities, communications and transport infrastructure.
The project’s third stage in 2028-2032 envisages the construction of 16 wells at deposits Khodji, West Khodji, Akkum-Parsankul with three cluster pads, two assembly points and two compressor stations.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)