Gazprom announces first major tender to build highway to Talakan for $500 million

Russia's Gazprom has announced a tender in the framework of the Eastern Gas Program - building highways from the Chayandy deposit to Talakan deposit worth up to 18.45 billion rubles, including VAT, the company said.

Russia's Gazprom has announced a tender in the framework of the Eastern Gas Program - building highways from the Chayandy deposit to Talakan deposit worth up to 18.45 billion rubles ($513 million), including VAT, the company said.

This facility is one of the main ones in the pioneer entry to the deposit.

The construction includes building a hard-surface highway of 94.9 miles from the intersection of the existing site access road of Surgutneftegas to the site of the planned oil treatment facility of the Chayanda oil, gas and condensate field and exits to temporary buildings 1.24, 22.37, 52.2 and 70.84 mile markers along the highway.

Ten bridges will be built across the Nyuya River, Syparanda River, Syr River, Chayanda River, Dzhelokan Stream, Kurung-Yuryakh Stream, Orta-Sala Stream, Talakan Stream, Ulakhan-Syuldyukeer Stream, and Eyibdyak Stream. The construction will also include 218 km of ice roads and access roads to four pits.

It is planned for now to summarize the tender results no later than September 5. The protocol of summing up the results is usually released within a week after results are concluded.

The Chayanda oil, gas and condensate field is the initial gas source for supplies to China with the Force of Siberia pipeline.

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