Transneft Siberia is implementing the special investment contract (SPIC) for establishing an industrial manufacturing complex based on the existing Tyumen Machinery and Repair Plant.
The SPIC was signed in June last year at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum between the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Tyumen Region and Transneft. The investments total some RUB 2.9 billion.
The contract provides for the construction of a state-of-the-art industrial complex to ensure manufacture of domestic equipment for operation, maintenance and repair of pipeline transport and oil industry facilities.
The extension of the manufacturing complex of Tyumen Machinery and Repair Plant (TMRP) includes the construction of an assembly and welding shop, a warehouse facility and infrastructure sites. The shop will be fitted out with up-to-date high-tech numerical-control equipment, including thermal cutting machines, rolled steel laser cutting machines, a sheet bending press, plate rolling machines and a robotic welding station. According to Viktor Mamontov, Head of the Aftersales Product and Project Support at TMRP, this is a truly grand-scale construction project, with the assembly and welding shop to occupy 15 thousand square metres and the warehouse area to exceed 15 thousand square metres. 26 gantry and console cranes to handle heavy products will be installed in two tall premises.
“We have taken care of everything the employees would need. Gas infrared heaters will be installed at the ceiling height to ensure sufficient heating at the assembly and welding shop and at the warm storage premises,” states Mamontov. The lighting, the air conditioning and the ventilation systems have been designed and will be installed. It should be noted that up to 200 new jobs will be created as a result of commissioning the new production capacities. Today, 677 people are employed at the plant.
The shop, the warehouse facility and the overhead cable trays are currently being mounted, and the outdoor plumbing systems are being installed. Since May this year, the construction workers have driven in almost 1.4 thousand piles, cast in over two thousand cubic metres of concrete and built steelworks with a total weight of over three thousand tonnes for the future buildings. The construction is progressing almost four months ahead of schedule.
It should be noted that most of the materials used in the construction of the new facilities are of local manufacture, made in Tyumen Region. Among them are steel frameworks, concrete, plastic pipes, aggregate and the aforementioned gas heaters. Certain energy saving technologies which are conceptually new for the region will be applied: 250 kW solar batteries manufactured in Novocheboksarsk will be installed on the roofs of the building. They will cover part of the plant’s needs in electric power.
The manufacturing complex is to be completed and commissioned in Q4-2019. Mass production of such goods as treatment facilities, repair equipment for use in marshy areas and specialty machines for operation of pipeline transport facilities will be commenced in 2020.
It should be noted that Transneft Siberia’s machinery and repair plant is one of the leading businesses in the region, supplying the oil transportation industry with engineering products, customised metallic structures as well as components for repair and maintenance of main and booster pump units. The new complex will facilitate significant growth of the production volume at TMRP. The product portfolio of the plant exceeds 1,800 items. Among the new specialisations of the plant are state-of-the-art treatment systems. The customers are already waiting for these products.
“The average planning horizon is five years, and we already have enough orders to expect almost 100% capacity utilisation at our plant during the whole five-year period,” says Sergey Minyaylo, Acting Director at the TMRP. And with the new capacities commissioned, the volume of production will almost double in monetary terms.
The government of the region is taking an active part in the implementation of the SPIC.
“We would not have been able to deliver the project within such a short time had it not been for their support. We receive aid when it comes to approvals, design and laying of communications, issuance of permits or working with municipal organisations,” states Minyaylo.