Chinese gas pipeline design, contractors target full start-up for 2004

05/26/2003
PetroChina Co. Ltd.'s West-to-East natural gas pipeline project has been under construction since October 2001 and is proceeding toward a 2004 completion of the approximate 3,800 km, 1,016-mm (40-in.) mainline.This second article in a three-part series describes the project's design and specifications, significant material suppliers and contractors, and construction plan, schedule, and management. Part 1 (Mar. 17, 2003, p. 68) provided an overview of the project, its rationale and status.The concluding article, to follow in a few weeks, will describe some of the major obstacles faced by the project and how they are being overcome.Project design Click here to enlarge imageThe siz...
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