Minister Conrad Enill Visits BUD For Pipeline Construction Closing
NGC recently hosted the Minister of Energy & Energy Industries as he toured the BUD Slug catcher facility and the CIP Launcher Station in Beachfield. The company also took the opportunity on that day to host a small ceremony for the BUD Project team, Contractors, staff, and media in the vicinity of the slug catcher site.

The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries speaks at the BUD closing ceremony

This ceremony and tour signified the Closing of the BUD Project. The golden weld (final weld) was done in February on this 66-kilometre, 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline at Rustville, Guayaguayare.  The pipeline will transport natural gas from the Cassia B platform to Beachfield, Guayaguayare.

The golden weld represented the mechanical completion of the offshore pipeline segment. The overall   BUD Project included construction of a 63 kilometer offshore segment of the new 36” pipeline; a 3 kilometer onshore segment of the line; a new slug catcher with the capacity to handle 3 billion cubic feet of gas (Bcf) and 5000 barrels of condensate per day; connections to existing 36”, 30” and 24” gas transmission pipelines for gas to Point Lisas.
President of NGC- Frank Look Kin,
speaks at the BUD Closing ceremony

This will enable the network to run more efficiently and be capable of delivering up to 2 Bcf/d of gas as demand grows up to 2012. Commissioning of the new pipeline commenced in March with first gas expected to flow in the line in second quarter 2008.