Participants in the meeting of the Council for implementation of the socio-economic development strategy of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District and New Urengoy discussed construction of social facilities as part of the Zapolyarye-Purpe oil pipeline development. Vladimir Zhgunov, Head of the Urengoy Oil Trunk Pipeline Department of Transneft Siberia, JSC, reported on the investment project implementation at the meeting held on December 03, 2014.
In particular, the Council discussed construction of the social infrastructure facilities in the Tazovsky District. According to Vladimir Zhgunov, two 48-apartment residential buildings, a child day care center for 240 children, a sports center, a boiler house, utilities, and treatment facilities are planned to be built in the Korotchaevo Settlement. A block of flats will also be built in New Urengoy. A domestic waste dump designing is completing and its construction is about to begin in the Tazovsky Settlement.
In addition, Transneft backed the proposal of YNAD Governor Dmitry Kobylkin to build a bridge across the Pur River, which will give additional momentum for the development of transpolar areas of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.
Vladimir Zhgunov also advised that in the project implementation process the Company actively cooperates with regional government authorities and representatives of the indigenous peoples of the North. Before starting construction works, Transneft Siberia, JSC accomplished considerable amount of work aimed at studying the specifics of the local soil, flora and fauna, in particular, routes of deer migration, routes and time of fish migration to spawning, and places of traditional residence and routes of nomadic migration of reindeer breeders. Fulfilling wishes of the representatives of indigenous peoples of the North, Transneft Siberia, JSC participates in the construction of a plant for reproducing precious fish species in the Tazovsky District of the YNAD. This project is aimed as a considerable support of the development of traditional Nenets crafts.
Vladimir Zhgunov also emphasized that all the environmental standards and requirements are complied with in the process of the Zapolyarye-Purpe project implementation. The oil pipeline is laid in difficult landscapes of Yamal’s northern areas. The route is mainly laid in marshy terrains. Areas with continuous and discontinuous frozen soils sections are spotted as well as thawed grounds. “In order to reduce the future possible negative impact of the Zapolyarye-Purpe oil pipeline on the local ecosystem, the pipeline facilities concentrate all the advanced achievements of science in the area of oil pipeline transportation. Latest technological and technical solutions, modern equipment, quality components and machines are used during construction works”, the Head of the Urengoy Oil Trunk Pipeline Department underlined.