Construction of the Kandym Gas Processing Plant, implemented under the Agreement between LUKOIL and the Republic of Uzbekistan, is one of the largest investment projects in Uzbekistan.
Kandym Gas Processing Plant is a facility with a production capacity of 8 billion cubic meters of gas per year. It consists of two technological lines of 4 billion cubic meter production capacity each, facilities for external electricity and water supply, gas collection system and export pipeline, field camp, fire station, etc. It also includes a natural gas collection system, gas transmission plant, administrative building, maintenance areas and other facilities, along with an autonomous residential complex for 1,150 people in the Kandym area.
The task for the project team was to provide the plant with technical and integration solutions that enable the introduction and use of advanced approaches in enterprise management, together with maximum automation of core business processes and processing chains. In order to solve this task, development of a concept for building a unified software and hardware environment that would ensure the operation of IT, security, radio communication systems, telephone communications, operational production and dispatch communications designed for safe and efficient operation of the facility was required. In addition, it was necessary to devise functionality to allow for the integration of the complex of engineering information systems and security measures with a single enterprise management system, automation systems, as well as other IT and communication services at this site and in the customer’s infrastructure as a whole. The ITPS Group of Companies was involved in the project since its inception and together with ENTER Engineering and the Hyundai Engineering Company, came up with concept for the IT and security systems architecture.
The project was completed on time, in a short time frame – despite the remote location of the complex – on budget, and in accordance with international quality standards. The implementation of a complex, high-tech and large-scale project was made possible thanks to the coordinated efforts of a large team of high-level specialists from different countries. The result of this cooperation is the plant, based on advanced technical developments and automated solutions which incorporate modern production safety requirements and labour protection elements, designed to make the operation of facilities at the fields as efficient as possible.
The project case study can be found on the website.