Special headquarters of the Ministry of Energy visited Karakalpakstan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- A regular off-site meeting of the Special Headquarters of the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan was held on 14 September 2020 in the Republic of Karakalpakstan to analyze the readiness to provide consumers with electricity, natural and liquefied gas, coal products in the autumn-winter period of 2020- 2021.
In particular, a member of the Special Staff visited the Kungrad compressor station. Here, appropriate preparations are underway for the upcoming cold season, taking into account the fact that the station is servicing a complex technological device - equipment for gas drying, located on an area of 1 hectare. Also, the work of the shop is provided by about 500 km of main gas pipelines of various lengths. Today 270 people work here. The facility includes 12 units, of which at present the stable operation of the compressor station is provided by 3 units in working order, 7 in reserve, 2 in repair.
The working group of the Special Staff also got acquainted with the state of affairs in the Kungrad technological water supply department. Its task is to provide industrial water to large enterprises of the northern region, which include the main gas pipelines Akchalak, Tulei, Karakalpak, Kungrad soda plant, Ustyurt gas and chemical complex.
At present, intensive work is underway at the Kungrad UTVS to prepare for the upcoming season. Having visited these two important facilities for the supply of the region, the members of the Special Staff pointed out the gaps in preparation, as well as the existing shortcomings, and gave instructions for their early elimination.
In total in the autumn-winter period 2020-2021, consumers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan will be supplied with 1.68 billion cubic meters of natural gas. This is 34.0 million cubic meters, or 2.1% more than last season.
The total number of natural gas consumers in Karakalpakstan is 252,093 people, of which 5,861 are legal entities and 246,232 are physical consumers (households).
To provide consumers with natural gas in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, 8,911.5 km of gas pipelines and 5,141 gas distribution points are used.
To date, gas pipelines with a total length of 2.5 km have been reconstructed, 5,141 gas distribution points have been inspected.
From 1 October 2020, in order to improve gas supply to consumers, 17 teams will work, which will include 68 specialists and 17 additional units of special equipment.