The "Turkmengas" will conduct a preliminary assessment of contractors for the supply of equipment and construction of compressor station for gas pipeline TAPI

The State Concern "Turkmengas" invites interested contractors and firms to participate in the preliminary assessment for compliance with the terms of the international tender for the supply of equipment, materials and construction of compressor stations for the Turkmen section of the gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI).

The "Turkmengas" reminds that earlier the government of Turkmenistan has applied for a loan from the Islamic development Bank (IDB) for the cost of services for the construction of the Turkmen part of the TAPI pipeline, and now intends to use part of the funds of this loan to payments under the contract for supply of equipment, design and construction of turnkey compressor station.

In particular, "Turkmengas" intends to make a preliminary evaluation of contractors and firms to meet conditions in three lots. Among them: the supply of products for the linear part of the pipeline with a length of 214 km; the supply of auxiliary equipment and automation (SCADA) of the gas pipeline with a length of 214 km; and the design and construction of turnkey compressor station. Each of the contenders has the right to participate in one or more lots.

As expected, the invitation for proposals will be issued in June 2017.

The "Turkmengas" also reports that a preliminary assessment on compliance with the conditions will be in accordance with the procedures of the preliminary assessment mentioned in the procurement Manual goods and works (current edition) of the IDB. In the preliminary assessment can involve all contractors from eligible countries mentioned in the aforementioned Guide.

Interested applicants can obtain additional information and to view the document a preliminary assessment of the Concern "Turkmengas".

As previously reported, in October 2016, the State Bank for foreign economic Affairs of Turkmenistan signed with IDB, the agreement for financing of the TAPI project for a total amount of 700 million U.S. dollars.

SC "Turkmengas" is the leader of the consortium TAPI Pipeline Company Limited" on construction and operation of TAPI gas pipeline. The holding includes the Afghan gas Corporation, Pakistan's "Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited and India's GAIL".

The construction of the Turkmen section of TAPI started in December 2015, and is currently being implemented in accordance with the schedule.

At the moment, the TAPI gas pipeline project is already on the territory of three States. In March 2017 in Pakistan, work began on the development of the preliminary design of gas pipeline project. In February 2017 in Kabul was launched to carry out exploration work in Afghanistan for the implementation of the TAPI project.

The total length of the pipeline is 1814 kilometers, including 214 kilometers - on the territory of Turkmenistan, 774 kilometers - Afghanistan, 826 kilometres of Pakistan to the settlement of Fazilka on the border with India.

The design capacity of the pipeline TAPI is 33 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The completion and commissioning of the pipeline is planned by the end of 2019.

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