ONGC plans to replace Assam asset pipelines

Vol 8, PW 8 (14 Jul 04) News in Brief

Engineering and construction contractors take note.

ONGC has decided to revamp the entire crude pipeline network of its Assam asset and has invited Expressions of Interests to execute this project, which is almost similar in magnitude to its Mumbai High to Uran trunk pipeline replacement project. Before the Assam network goes the Mumbai High way we want to replace the old pipeline with a new one, an ONGC official tells PETROWATCH.

ONGC wants to replace 1,500-km of existing pipelines of various sizes within three years of the contract. New pipelines should be laid at about 100-km per year within these three years.

ONGC has organised a two-day technical experts meeting from July 26th in Mumbai to explain its project requirements to interested parties and expects international firms like J Ray McDermott, Clough Engineering, Saipem SPA and Hyundai Heavy Industries to participate.