German firm wins Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline consultancy deal
A German company has confirmed to provide consultancy to Pakistan for laying Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline in its territory. According to sources, Pakistan has offered $ 250 mm consultancy to a German company, ILF Engineering, for laying the gas pipeline inside its territory.
The gas pipeline would be completed till 2014.
Pakistan is likely to complete a detailed route survey for laying the gas pipeline from Iranian border close to the Makran Costal Highway to its ‘off-take point’ at Nawabshah in the current month, covering a distance of over 781 km.
“Work on a Detailed Route Survey (DRS), Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) and land acquisition has already been started. Route Reconnaissance Survey, a part of DRS, was completed at the end of July 2011. While, DRS activity is expected to be completed in March 2012,” official sources in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources told.
Both the countries had signed the Intergovernmental Framework Declaration (IGFD) in May 2009, for early implementation on the project conceived in early nineties. The pipeline of 56-inch diameter will cover around 1,931 km distance starting from Iran's South Pars gas field.
The pipeline will start from the onshore gas processing facility at Assaluyeh in Iran, to traverse a distance of 1,150 km up to the Iran-Pakistan border, which will be built and operated by Iran.