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Investments began to flow from pipelines

Date of publication: 2 June 2017 Printable version

Transneft Siberia , JSC will invest 3 billion Rubles in extension of production in Tyumen

Photo: Gleb Shchelkunov / Kommersant

Government of Tyumen region and Transneft Siberia concluded an agreement on creation in Tyumen of production which will manufacture equipment for maintenance of oil pipelines. Investments of the company into the project will make approximately 3 billion Rubles. The authorities in return will provide property privileges. Experts explain need of the project with the increased demand for repair works on pipelines.

On the first day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) Vladimir Yakushev, the Tyumen Region Governor and Viktor Bronnikov, Director General of Transneft Siberia, JSC concluded an agreement on creation of industrial production of equipment for operation, maintenance and repair of objects of trunk pipelines. The Press Service Transneft Siberia reported that the new assembly and welding shop and  the warehouse complex of 30 400 m² will be built on the basis of Tyumen Machinery and Repair Plant (TMRP, Transneft Siberia branch). The total area of TMRP at the moment is 72 500 m², in this territory there are 20 shops of 21 000 m². In 2016 on TMRP were produced more than 9 800 pieces of different repair technique on the amount of 2.3 billion Rubles.

In the project of new production includes construction of treatment facilities, production of technique for carrying out repair work in the marshland (collapsible pavement, amphibian excavator chassis), and also increase in volumes of already released repair equipment. Investments of the company into the project will amount to 2.93 billion rubles, planned payback period is 10 and a half years. The regional authorities in turn will provide privileges for property. The investment contract is concluded till 2025. Construction of industrial complex will begin in 2017 and will come to the end in 2019. The release of the equipment is planned to begin in the first quarter 2020. During nine years of operation of the contract in the company we intend to make production on the amount 10.3 billion rubles, the exact quantity planned to production has not yet been calculated.

As told Urals in the Press Service of Transneft Siberia, the decision on expansion of production of TMRP is connected with the increased demand for the serving equipment for oil pipelines. "Production capacities of TMRP have reached the maximum values, deficiency production and warehouse are noticeable. Requirements under repair and maintenance of oil pipeline equipment therefore the decision to expand production is made have now increased" — the company explained, adding that sales market of equipment will be limited by Enterprises of Transneft. "The geography and volume of deliveries depend on applications which will be submitted by Enterprises. It is possible to expect that equipment will extend from Baltic to the Far East" — the company explained.

According to the Director General of the agency of oil and gas information of Samotlor-Express Rima Arslanova, demand for the repair equipment in the sphere continuously raises. He notes that development of own productions by the oil and gas companies is widespread practice. "It is not the first case when the company opens the production. To pay extra to someone for performance of such works is more expensive, besides here they guarantee themselves quality of production. It is difficult to speak whether Transneft applies for foreign market, but undoubtedly the company is guided by import substitution policy" — he has explained.

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