On 5 September 2018, a delegation of Transneft, led by the Vice President Pavel Revel-Muroz, visited operational sites of the region’s leading industrial enterprises and held a working meeting attended by the region’s governor Svetlana Orlova to expand collaboration within the import substitution agenda.
Participating in the event was Mr Yefremov, Director of RON, Transport and Construction Oversight Department at Transneft, Mr Pavlov, Deputy Director of the Occupational, Industrial, Fire, and Environmental Safety Department at Transneft and Mr Levin, Director General of Transneft Upper Volga, as well as heads of regional enterprises.
Members of the delegation familiarised themselves with samples of new products manufactured within the import substitution programme to decide on further transition from using imported goods to domestically manufactured ones. They also informed manufacturers about Transneft’s requirements to products it acquires and about the procedure for organisation and conduct of procurement.
“The Сompany implements a strategy of innovative development in the pipeline industry, constantly developing and implementing new technologies, innovative products and services to ensure its operations comply with the world’s best standards as well as to enhance reliability and sustainability, and in order to increase energy savings and improve operational processes,” stated Mr Revel-Muroz. He added that Transneft is interested in further development of mutually beneficial cooperation, including the involvement of companies operating in Vladimir Region.
As of today, nine enterprises based in Vladimir Region are included in the list of Transneft’s suppliers. The working meeting’s participants mentioned, among other things, Transneft’s efficient cooperation with Gusar (stop valves). Other participants of the event included top managers of Noviye Tekhnologiyi Lazernogo Termouprochneniya (industrial laser stations), Electrokabel Kolchuginsky Zavod (cabling), Dow Izolan (polyurethane systems) and RM Nanotech (membranes).
In 2016 – 2018, Transneft signed contracts with suppliers from Vladimir Region to the tune of more than RUB 5 billion.
In 2018, Transneft held working meetings on import substitution with representatives of four Russian regions (Tyumen Region, Altai Territory, Chuvash Republic and the Machine-building Cluster of the Republic of Tatarstan). Representatives of 52 companies and organisations participated in those meetings.
The share of domestically manufactured equipment used by Transneft comes to 93%; by 2020 the share of domestic equipment purchased by Transneft subsidiaries will reach 97%.