Contract let for Uzbekistan gas processing complex

Russia’s privately held PJSC Lukoil and Uzbekistan’s National Holding Co. Uzbekneftegaz, through a contractor, have let a contract to Frames Group BV, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, to provide desalting equipment for their jointly owned Kandym gas processing complex now under construction in southwestern Uzbekistan’s province of Bukhara, about 520 km southwest of Tashkent.

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Russia’s privately held PJSC Lukoil and Uzbekistan’s National Holding Co. Uzbekneftegaz, through a contractor, have let a contract to Frames Group BV, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, to provide desalting equipment for their jointly owned Kandym gas processing complex now under construction in southwestern Uzbekistan’s province of Bukhara, about 520 km southwest of Tashkent (OGJ Online, Apr. 19, 2016).

Frames has completed fabrication and delivery of two desalters to the construction site, where they will be installed to remove emulsified water and salt from unstabilized condensate as a measure to minimize corrosion and other undesirable impacts to downstream equipment, Frames said.

Fabrication and delivery of the two desalters—each with an inner diameter of 2.4 m and tangent-to-tangent length of 2.2 m—completes Frames’ scope of work on the equipment-supply contract it received in August 2015 from South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd., Seoul, lead contractor for the Kandym gas processing plant project, the service provider said (OGJ Online, Feb. 13, 2015).

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Currently the largest investment project in Uzbekistan, the gas complex will house a gas treatment plant equipped to process 8.1 billion cu m/year of sour natural gas from the Kandym development’s six gas condensate fields: Kandym, Kuvachi-Alat, Akkum, Parsanal, Khoji, and West Khoji.

As of late third-quarter 2016, steel structures for the gas processing plant already were in place, with several batches of large processing equipment also delivered, Lukoil said in a Sept. 24, 2016, release.

Lukoil holds 90% interest in the Kandym project and Uzbekneftegaz holds 10% interest.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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