Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved of the project on modernization and overhaul of the section 3,364.5-3,391.2 km of the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline.
The corresponding decision is outlined in the Cabinet resolution No. 523-r dated July 22.
The total cost of repairs of the section 26.7 km long was approved at 1.21 billion UAH, in particular, 957.63 million UAH will be used for construction work, 14.33 million UAH for equipment, while other expenses will amount to 241.56 million UAH.
The duration of overhauls is 18 months, in particular, the first launch phase – four months, the second phase – nine months and the third phase – five months.
Previously the Cabinet by its resolutions issued in 2013 through 2015 approved of the projects of modernization and overhaul of the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline: the sections 3,616.8-3,626.62 km (9.82 km), 3,729-3,749.017 km (20.017 km), the section 3,974.77-4,008.45 km (33.68 km) and the section 4,101.3-4,128.4 km (27.1 km).
The total cost of reconstruction of the first section was approved in the amount of 187.1 million UAH, the second one at 477.4 million UAH, the third – 995.2 million UAH and the fourth – 899.1 million UAH.
In November 2015, Ukrtransgaz reported that construction of a new section of the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline of 9.82 km long was finished. The section will replace the previous one. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)