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Upcoming Projects: ONGC to Lay Asia-Pacific Biggest Pipeline

Posted on 23.01.2004 - 09:10 EST in UPCOMING PROJECTS by admin

Mumbai, India

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has launched the biggest pipeline project in the Asia-Pacific region by way of laying two subsea pipelines in the Mumbai High offshore field at an estimated cost of $600 million. 

Dubbed the Bombay High-Uran Trunk Pipeline Project, the mammoth pipe upgrades involves laying two 204-km pipelines — one a 30 inch diameter line for oil and the other a 28-inch gas line — to replace the ageing trunk lines at the Mumbai High offshore field in the Arabian Sea, company sources said here on Sunday.

At present crude oil and natural gas produced from various offshore platforms at the Mumbai High is transported to the Uran plant through Mumbai High to Uran Trunk (BUT) pipeline system. This pipeline system was laid in 1978. Recently, there were leaks in the oil trunk pipeline.

“Due to these factors and planned redevelopment of the fields in the Western offshore, laying of a new replacement pipeline system has become necessary,” they said.

ONGC is likely to award the engineering, procurement, installation and construction contract to Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea and wants the pipelines to be ready by May 10, 2005.

Source: The Financial Express

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