Rehabilitation works of DN500

30 September, 2014
Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation has begun rehabilitation works of DN500 "Tsiteli Khidi-Marneuli" 25 km section of the main gas pipeline and 20% of works have already been implemented.

Construction works are being performed by the tender-winning company "Komfortmsheni XXI". Currently, 12635.67 meters of pipe are already buried in the pipeline corridor, topsoil has been removed at 14500 meters, the tranche has been dug at 470 meters, 7409 meters of pipe have been welded and radiography has been carried out. The construction works are expected to be completed within 7 months.

Contractual price is 3 850 000 GEL (including VAT).

Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation has supplied "Komfortmsheni XXI" with pipes and construction materials of the cost of about 4,5 million GEL for the project implementation.

"Tsiteli Khidi-Tsalka-Akhalkalaki Gas Pipeline" was built in 1978 and it supplies gas to the South Georgia. As a result of corrosion developed on certain sections of the pipeline recently, the pipeline operation reliability was put under threat, as gas leaks were observed. Therefore, it was decided to construct a new gas pipeline on “Tsiteli Khidi - Marneuli" section for safe operation of the main gas pipeline.ა.