Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Contract for Sheberghan Gas Wells Signed

16 October 2012, Kabul

HE WaheedullahShahrani, Minister of Minessignedtoday a contract for rehabilitation and reconstruction of eight gas wells in Sheberghan with Ahmet Adanir, Deputy Director of Turkish Petroleum Corporation.

The Head of ADB Joji Takashi, H.E Bisat Ozturk Turkish Ambassador to Kabul, and Members of Parliament from Jouzjan Province Sayed Azizullah Ulfati, Bazmohammad Jouzjani, Dr. Enayatullah Farahmand and Haji Mohammad Ismail also attended the event.

According to this contract, the production of gas in Yateemtaq and Jarqduq gas fields will increase by at least one million cubic meters by a day. This will resolve the shortage of gas impacting the Fertilizing and Power Plant in Mazar-i-Sharif, and consumers in the cities of Mazar-i- Sharif and Sheberghan.

The project is supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in line with the MOU signed between the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the ADB on 1 February 2009.

All necessary technical work for the bid preparation was supported by a Project Management Unit, and following the approval by the Ministry of Mines and ADB, an international tender process was launched on 18 February 2012. The following companies were shortlisted:

  • Turkish Petroleum Corporation
  • OFC Services & Supplies Limited
  • Schlumberger Asia Service

Based on detailed bid evaluations, the Turkish Petroleum Corporation was awarded the contract with an offer of US$10.1 million.

With ABD agreement and with the approval of the Special Commission of Procurement, the contract was signed between the Afghan Ministry of Mines and the Turkish Petroleum Corporation.

According to the contract, the rehabilitation and reconstruction work will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1 includes the rehabilitation of the old pipeline from Sheberghan to the Fertilizing and Power Plant; a new pipeline from Sheberghan to the Fertilizing and Power Plant will be built under Phase 2. The project will be completed in 18 months.