In order to expand export potential, work is underway to implement the following investment projects:

  • “Increase of capacity of Kazakhstan-China MG (1st section)” (Asian Gas Pipeline LLP);
  • “Construction of Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent gas pipeline” (Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP);
  • “Construction of a booster compressor plant on the TIP-02 jumper between BGR-TBA MG and Kazakhstan-China MG (ICA JSC);
  • “Construction of three compressor plants at Beineu-Bozoi-Shymket MG (ICA JSC).

 

Project “Increase of capacity of Kazakhstan-China MG (1st section)”

On July 27, 2011, Minutes of meeting No. 2 “On amendments and supplements to the Agreement between the Governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in construction and operation of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline dated August 18, 2007” was signed, in accordance with which the Parties agreed to increase capacity of the first section of the Kazakhstan-China MG by 25 billion m3 per year, of which 20 billion m3 per year is intended for use by the Chinese side to transit of Turkmenistani and Uzbekistani gas to the PRC, and 5 billion m3 per year for the Kazakhstani side in order to meet the gas needs of the domestic market of Kazakhstan, as well as possible gas exports to the PRC.

The project involves the construction of a main gas pipeline with a length of 1,308 km and a capacity of up to 25 billion m3 per year.

Project implementation period: 2012-2018.

On September 26, 2011, KMG, KTG and TAPLine signed an Agreement on the basic principles of arranging the design, financing, construction and operation of the “C” line of the first section of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline.

As of the end of 2018, the following main works have been performed on the project:

  • On July 9, 2015, the linear part of the gas pipeline was commissioned;
  • On July 16, 2015, the compressor plant No. 6 was commissioned;
  • On July 23, 2015, the compressor plant No. 2 was commissioned;
  • On August 3, 2016, the compressor plant No. 4 was commissioned;
  • On August 10, 2016 the compressor plant No. 8 was commissioned;
  • On November 30, 2017, the compressor plant No. 1 was commissioned;
  • On December 22, 2017 the compressor plant No. 3 was commissioned;
  • On July 30, 2018, the compressor plant No. 5 was commissioned;
  • On October 19, 2018, the compressor plant No. 7 was commissioned.

Thus, in 2018, the construction of all gas pipeline facilities was completed, and therefore the design capacity of up to 25 billion m3/year was achieved. The project is completed.

Since the start of the gas pipeline launch at the end of 2018, about 57 billion m3 have been transported (transit of Central Asian gas, export to the PRC and provision of the domestic market of the Republic of Kazakhstan).

 

Project “Construction of the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent gas pipeline”

The project goal is to ensure stable gas demand in the southern regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, reduce dependence on imported gas and ensure the energy security of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The gas pipeline route passes through the territory of Mangystau, Aktyubinsk, Kyzylorda and Turkestan oblasts and has the following main technical characteristics: Phase 1 - 2012-2019, throughput capacity of up to 6 billion m3 per year; Phase 2 - 2013-2019, throughput capacity of up to 10 billion m3 per year; Phase 3 - 2018-2019, the actual length of 1,450 km (in single-line version).

In order to implement the Project in the period 2010-2017 the following works were performed:

  • the Governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the People’s Republic of China signed the Agreement on cooperation in construction and operation of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline (MPS) dated August 18, 2007;
  • the Agreement was signed on the basic principles of construction and operation of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline (SOP) within the framework of the official visit of the PRC President Hu Jintao to Kazakhstan dated June 12, 2010;
  • On January 18, 2011, for the purposes of the Project implementation, a joint Kazakhstan-Chinese project company, Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP, was established in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • On December 2, 2013, the State Acceptance Commission Act was signed on commissioning of the linear part of the Bozoi-Shymkent site (311-1453 km), Bozoi GMS with a throughput capacity of up to 2.5 billion m3 of gas per year;
  • On December 31, 2015, according to the order No. 278-ОД ДКРЕМиЗК of the RK No.2-ОД the tariff for transportation of commercial gas throughout main gas pipelines in the amount of KZT 18,071 per 1000 m3 excluding VAT was approved, effective from March 1, 2016;
  • On December 30, 2016, the Acceptance Commission Act on commissioning of the linear part of the Beineu-Bozoi site (0-311km), with a throughput capacity of up to 5 billion m3 of gas per year, was signed;
  • On November 7, 2017, the Acceptance Commission Act on commissioning of the Bozoi main compressor plant was signed, providing the throughput capacity of up to 6 billion m3 of gas per year;
  • On November 29, 2017, the Acceptance Commission Act on commissioning of the Karaozek linear compressor plant was signed, and the throughput capacity was increased up to the designed - 10 billion m3 of gas per year;
  • from the beginning of transportation until the end of 2018, 17 billion m3 were transported.

Work continues on the construction of Phase 2 railway road (0-311 km site), RPG and VP “Shornak”, “Karaozek”, “Aksuat” and “Saksaulsk”, “Beyneu” GMS, SCADA and Telecommunications systems.

The project update was approved with a view to expanding the capacity up to 15 billion m3/year (in the period 2018-2019), by expanding the existing Bozoi compressor plant (CP) and the Akbulak gas measuring station (GMS), as well as the construction of three additional new compressor plants.

At present, the design institutes - Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas JSC (KIOG) and Chinese Engineering Corporation for Oil and Gas Pipelines (CECOGP) have completed the development of a feasibility study for increasing the productivity of the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent MG up to 15 billion m3/year. The development results are being endorsed by Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP.

 

The project “Construction of a booster compressor plant on the TIP-02 jumper between BGR-TBA MG and Kazakhstan-China MG”

In order to supply gas to the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline for export to the PRC and uninterrupted gas supply to Almaty, the implementation of the project “Increasing the throughput capacity of BGR-TBA MG and the construction of a booster compressons plant at the TIP-02 jumper to supply gas to Kazakhstan-China MG is continued.

The project implementation period is 2016-2019.

As of the end of 2018, the following main works were performed on the project:

  • On November 7, 2017, a selective overhaul of the linear part (LP) of the 2nd line of BGR-TBA MG was completed;
  • On December 28, 2017, the Acceptance Commission Act on commissioning of the Akyr-Tobe booster compressor plant was signed, ensuring the possibility of supplying gas in the amount of up to 2 billion m3/year from BGR-TBA MG to Kazakhstan-China MG;
  • The update project was approved with increasing the capacity of the booster compressor plant from 2 to 3.5 billion m3/g, by building a third gas compressor unit.

 

The project “Construction of three compressor plants on the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent MG

The project is being implemented as part of measures to increase the capacity of the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent gas pipeline from 10 billion m3 up to 15 billion m3 per year.

The project implementation period is 2018-2019.

In 2018, the construction of three compressor plants “Turkestan”, “Korkyt-Ata”, “Aral” was completed. In the period from November 2018 to January 2019 solemn launches were held, commissioning works are underway. Taking into account the completion of the construction of these compressor plants, the capacity of the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent gas pipeline reached up to 13 billion m3/g.