For the purposes of energy security of the republic, reliable gas supply of consumers in Southern regions of Kazakhstan and diversification of Kazakhstan gas export, on the basis of the Agreement on Cooperation in construction and operation of Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline between the Governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan and People’s Republic of China, dated August 18, 2007, in 2011 a project implementation “Construction of Beineu – Bozoi – Shymkent gas pipeline” started.
In 2011, an engineering company “Beineu – Shymkent gas pipeline” LLP has been established for the purposes of project implementation, which settlers on the basis of equal funding are KazTransGas and TAPLine company (PRC).
The project is supposed to construct a gas pipeline, extending to 1 477 km with gas capacity – 10 bln m3 per year and possible expansion to 15 bln m3 per year.
I stage (2011-2014) of construction considers gas transport in the volume up to 6 bln m3 per year on Bozoi-Shymkent route to supply domestic consumers of the RK Southern regions as a part of:
–– main gas pipeline on Bozoi – Shymkent section, extending to 1 110 km, pipeline bend to the operating GCS Samsonovka (Akbulak) – 33,5 km and pipeline bend to the operating GCS Kereit extending to 22,5 km;
–– GCS Bozoi, GIS Bozoi, GIS Kereit and GIS Akbulak (for provision of gas capacity to 6 bln m3).
II stage (2014-2015) of construction considers gas transport in the volume up to 10 bln m3 per year on Beineu – Bozoi – Shymkent route for provision of growing consumption in the RK Southern regions and possible contractual export gas deliveries to PRC as a part of:
- Beineu – Bozoi section, extending to 311 km;
- Additional gas compressor station Karaozek, GIS Beineu (for provision of gas capacity to 10 bln m3).
An authorized capital of engineering company in the amount of $500 mln from each Kazakhstan and China participants has been formed to finance the project, as well as project financing has been attracted.
On July 17, 2012, the Partnership was given a license № 75 by CCHU RK for construction and installation work on the project implementation “Construction of Beineu – Bozoi – Shymkent gas pipeline (1 part Bozoi – Shymkent)”.
On the sites of linear construction, the companies “NGSK “KSS” JSC and CPPLB Kazakhstan LLP perform construction and installation work on regular basis, among them: preparation and clearing of area for a gas pipeline, welding of piping connections, transportation and laying of pipes along the line of a gas pipeline, non-destructive inspection and insulation of weld seams, trenching, pipes installation and backfill.