Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The project is located approximately 1,300 kilometers (km) from Tashkent in the Ustyurt region of Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic in northwestern Uzbekistan. The integrated gas-to-chemical project consists of (i) upstream development and operations at the Surgil Field involving drilling new production wells and constructing upstream infrastructure including expanding the complex gas treatment unit to supply up to 3 billion cubic meters per annum (BCMA) of gas and 115 thousand tons per annum (KTPA) of condensate; (ii) downstream development and operations at the gas treatment site, located approximately 115 km southwest of the Surgil Field, involving constructing a new gas separation plant, an ethylene cracker,5 a high-density polyethylene plant, a polypropylene plant, and associated utilities and supporting facilities; and (iii) associated gas pipelines, product transportation, and water supply infrastructure; the project also includes three 35-megawatt gas turbine generator sets for power supply independent of the national grid. The project will source gas from its own Surgil Field and will also purchase gas, through a gas supply agreement with UNG, from the East Berdakh and North Berdakh fields. Each of the fields is currently in production and the incremental production of the three gas fields available to the project provides the required gas volume (4.5 BCMA) through 2026 on a 1P (proved reserves) basis and through 2039 on a 2P (proved plus probable reserves) basis. Condensate supply (another raw material required for the polymer process) is not sufficient from the three fields and has been accounted for in the commercial structure of the project under long-term supply contracts. The upstream and downstream components of the project will be connected by two parallel 115-km pipelines constructed to supply gas and condensate from the Surgil Field to the gas separation plant. The process technology will be supplied by each of the downstream engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts and will be fully aligned with technology license arrangements, providing the project with process performance guarantees and ongoing technical support from the process licensors. Read More

Country Uzbekistan
Borrower/Equity Investment Name UZ-KOR GAS CHEMICAL LLC
Project Number 44944-014
Project Type or Modality of Assistance PS
Financing Private sector (Nonsovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number 7351
Approval Date 17 Jan 2012
Closing Date 30 Jun 2016
Geographical Location Uzbekistan
Sector Industry and trade
Subsector Large and medium industries
Safeguard Categories Environment: A
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C



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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Thomas M. Minnich
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Responsible ADB Department
Private Sector Operations Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Infrastructure Finance Division 1

PDS Creation Date
11 Aug 2011

Last PDS Update
02 Jul 2014