Kharg LNG Project Gaining Momentum
Monday, 23 July 2012 | 00:00
Head of the National Iranian Oil Company Ahmad Qalebani stressed the need for the accelerated construction of Kharg LNG project.
Qalebani told the oil ministry's website that ways of the accelerated implementation of the project were reviewed in a meeting held in Kharg Island in the presence of contractors and operators of the project.
After the holy month of Ramadan, the project should go ahead based on schedule that requires more than 3 percent progress each month, NIOC' top executive said.
He also emphasized on more support of sub-contractors in implementation of the project adding main contractors should revise in their relations with sub-contractors in order to tackle their problems.
He expressed hope during the year has been named the Year of Supporting Iranian Labor and Capital, the project make a great leap forward. Qalebani continued NIOC fully supported the big national project and was ready to provide any kind of support.
By revising in the strategy of implementation of Kharg LNG project and supporting it financially, the project will be completed on schedule, Qalebani noted.
Kharg LNG project plans to gather associated gases in oil fields located in Persian Gulf and Kharg Island and transfer them by pipeline to Kharg LNG unit for processing after sweetening.
On the sidelines of a NIOC's managing director visit to Kharg, National Iranian Offshore Oil Company's managing director, Mahmoud Zirakchianzadeh said despite some delays, Kharg LNG project should come online on schedule at the end of Iranian calendar year of 1392 (March 2014).
Referring to firm support of Iranian minister of petroleum and NIOC's managing director to the project, Zirakchianzadeh said construction of the project, which is going on by Iranian experts, will enter a new phase.
Based on our planning, the project should advance 4 percent each month, NIOOC's official said, adding timely funding of the project not only will make gathering of associated gases possible but will have an impact on creating jobs and development of Kharg Island.
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