Managing Director of Pars Oil and Gas Company says a new tender will be held for purchasing and procurement of a wide range of sour gas pipes required for the new phases in South Pars.
The announcement was made by Mousa Souri, adding: with the progresses made in financing South Pars Development Projects, a new tender will soon be held for purchasing 300 to 400 km. of sour gas transfer pipelines for new phases of South Pars Gas Field.
The tender will focus on supplying 32-inch pipes to be used in gas projects offshore and this category of required items and equipment are projected to be supplied by Iranian manufacturers, he underscored.
“At present, Iranian manufacturers have achieved desirable capability, experience and capacities, and with a timely financing, all orders shall be supplied for the client on due dates as per the time schedule set for commissioning of the projects,” Souri said, referring to the capability and potential capacity of Iranian companies in supplying a wide range of commodities for South Pars Development Projects.
Souri acknowledged that the present trend of financing the South Pars Project is satisfactory. “At this time, upon allocating a remarkable part of internal resources of NIOC as well as the new Rial bonds, desirable conditions have been created to expedite the execution of South Pars Joint Gas Field Projects, and we hope that with the support of Iranian contractors and manufacturers, the developmental and production goals in South Pars Common Field will soon be realized,” he said.
POGC managing director had previously mentioned the start of producing a new generation of sour gas transfer pipes in the country, based on which he had issued an instruction to the contractors participating in the consortiums responsible for development of South Pars Phases, in which he had banned the contractors in South Pars to buy foreign supplies as there exist similar home-made products.
The new decisions and setting up a new round of tenders and supply of goods by Iranian manufacturers in the year of “Supporting Iranian Labor and Capital”, will prevent a high volume of foreign exchange resources to leave the country.