Transneft has received a letter of appreciation from Gorky Railway, the branch of Russian Railways, for assisting in the recovery works after the cargo train crash occurred on 16 November 2020 at the Novki-1 – Terekhovitsy station-to-station block in Vladimir Region.
“Due to effective cooperation with Transneft Upper Volga management that provided specialised vehicles, we succeeded in the containment and subsequent petroleum products spill response operations at the crash site on a tight schedule, thus mitigating the negative consequences. We hope for mutually beneficial collaboration in the future,” says the letter forwarded to President of Transneft Nikolay Tokarev and signed by Head of Gorky Railway Anatoly Lesun.
The decision to promptly provide help in the recovery was made in response to the request sent by the branch of Russian Railways to Transneft Upper Volga. The crews of the Gorky Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate immediately arrived at the site of the accident. Specialised cross-country vehicles provided by the company were also used during the works.
In order to prevent fuel oil spills outside the railway protection zone, specialists of Transneft Upper Volga have been loaded and carried soil round the clock for several days to set up a rock-fill dam. They also assisted in the construction of an access road to remove railway tank cars and pump out the spilled fuel oil. All the tasks assigned to the employees of Transneft Upper Volga were completed in full.