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India's OVL Completes Work On 741 KM Oil Pipeline In Sudan

12/13/2005 7:59am

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 Asia Pulse - ONGC Videsh Ltd, India's largest multinational firm, has completed work on the 741-km oil product pipeline in Sudan.

The multi-production pipeline was dedicated to the people of Sudan by Sudanese First Vice President Salva Kiir Mayardit in the presence of Energy Minister Awad Al Jazz on December 10 at Khartoum, a company press release said here.

The 12-inch pipeline is the maiden overseas engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) venture of OVL, the wholly owned subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC).

OVL successfully completed the pipeline project linking Khartoum Refinery to Port Sudan in 14 months, against the contractual schedule of 16 months.

The pipeline is designed to transport petrol, diesel and white products like kerosene and fuel oil. The pipeline system included construction of the main line, piping works for 6 pumping stations, 10 Block Valve stations, laying of fiber optic cable for voice and data transfer and integrating latest SCADA & Telecom Systems for Data Management and Communication.

The project, financed by OVL, had a contract price of US$194 million. Repayments to OVL shall be made by Ministry of Energy and Mining, Government of Sudan, over a period of 9 years in 18 half yearly equated installments, the first installment being due on December 30, 2005.


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