2001 - 2002 (Aksai/KAZAKHISTAN)
The Karachaganak Main Works Contract
The Karachaganak Main Works Contract (KMWC) was a project for the development of the Karachaganak field, located in the far Western sector of Kazakhstan, a few kilometers from the Russian border. KMWC provides the export of up to 7 million tons per year of sweetened and stabilized condensate, in addition to 4.5 million tons previously produced and exported through the existing facilities.
Major quantities included over 100,000 m3 of concrete, 25,000 tons of piping, 20,000 tons of structural steel and 10,000 tons of equipment, 2,530 km of E&I cables and 637 km of pipeline. At peak, the project required more than 13,000 people and over 1,200 pieces of construction equipment.
This mega project is not only significant for its remote location, size and complexity but is marked by the severe continental climate with sharp seasonal changes, winter at plummeting temperatures of -40°C and summer at +40°C.