News ID: 276002
Published: 0245 GMT October 27, 2020

Kish Island connected to national gas grid

Kish Island connected to national gas grid

Kish Island in southern Iran was connected to the seventh trans-Iranian gas pipeline, according to the Operator of Kish Gas Field’s Development Project Abdollah Mehrabi.

He said the executive operations for branching from the mentioned pipeline was carried out by Marunkaran Company in compliance with international technical and safety standards, Shana reported.

Health instructions and standards were also implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the mentioned operations, the official said.

Mehrabi noted that this project is aimed to transport natural gas to the Kish Island power plants through the national network.

The construction of this 18-kilometer gas pipeline, which connects Kish Island to Bandar Aftab, was completed on October 18.

The first part of this pipeline, with a length of 2.2 km, was laid using the shore pulling method in the Iranian calendar month of Mordad (July 22-August 21) and the second phase of the operations began on October 3 using the pipe layer vessel C-Master, according to the official.

Feasibility studies, the supply of goods, and the implementation of piping and cabling of the project were carried out by Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOECC) as the contractor of the project.

Located near Kish Island in the Persian Gulf, the Kish Gas Field has been under development since 2012.

The field was discovered in 2006 by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and is the world’s fifth largest offshore gas field.

The field is being developed by Iranian Pars Oil and Gas Company.



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