NIGC said that five gas pressure booster stations are scheduled to come online before coming winter with the aim of boosting Iran’s gas transfer capacity.
Operator of boosting gas pressure stations Aliakbar Meraati told that completion of Khonj, Jahrom, Safashahr, Naeen and Kashan gas pressure boosting stations across the route of Iran Gas Trunkline-8 are among the priorities of NIGC this year.
Meraati added that all the required equipment of gas pressure stations has been already procured and the related contractors have started construction of the stations.
NIGC said in a statement that the 56 inches diameter IGAT-8 gas pipeline with more than 1.000 km length transfers 110 million cubic meters of gas from South Pars gas field to the central parts of the country on a daily basis.
Earlier NIGC’s top executive Hamidreza Araqi had said that construction of IGAT-6 and IGAT-9, as well as gas pressure stations, lie along the IGAT-8 route were among the priorities of the company this year.
Last year NIGC managed to complete IGAT-10 and several boosting gas pressure stations.