Commissioning of the gas compressor station at the Malay field has entered the final stage, the “Turkmen gundogary” newspaper reports.
The capacity of the new gas compressor station is 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The British company Petro Gas LLP about the state concern “Turkmengaz” in accordance with the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan dated August 22, 2018 implemented the project.
The facility consists of two production units, one of which is associated with the development of the Malay gas field. It is design to maintain the pressure and volume of the gas field. For this purpose, a set of gas compressor equipment is install. The b-block of the facility is design to increase the pressure of natural gas in the Uchadzhi, Dovletabat and Galkynysh gas fields.
The plant, which covers an area of more than 11 hectares, along with production facilities, includes power supply systems, administrative and auxiliary buildings, premises for operators, a fire station and mechanical workshops, installations for fuel and pulse gas generation, nitrogen and oxygen production, as well as internal production units.
The Malay gas field is a region on the left Bank of the Amu Darya that was once just a desert place that served as a pasture for livestock. A radical transformation began in the second half of the 1980s with the discovery of large natural gas reserves here. Over the years, the gas production complex has not only provided "blue fuel" to localities, as well as objects for various purposes of the Lebap province, but also supplied many billions of cubic meters of gas to the export pipeline.
Gas production from the Malay field contributes to the total volume of gas transported through the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline.