TMK starts shipping tubular products for the Power of Siberia
TMK, one of the world’s leading producers of tubular products for oil and gas industry, started large diameter pipe (LDP) supplies for Power of Siberia gas transmission system by Gazprom with April shipments to reach near 28 kt.
Gazprom named TMK as one of tubular product suppliers for the project following a tender held in March 2015, where the Company won a major lot to supply around RUB 12.6 bn worth of LDP in 2015–2016. Shipments by Volzhsky Pipe Plant include 1,420 mm K60-grade steel pipes with wall thickness of 21.7 mm, external anti-corrosion coating and internal flow coating, operating at over 9.8 MPa. Throughout 2015 and in January–February 2016, the Company plans to deliver 152 kt of pipe.
The Power of Siberia is the key pipeline transport project to deliver natural gas from East Siberian Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centers to Russia's Far East and China. The trunkline will be around 4,000 km long with 38 bcm of gas annual design throughput. Its construction started in September 2014, with the first section over 2,200 km long to link the Chayandinskoye field with Blagoveshchensk by late 2018. More than 1.7 mt of pipe will be required for construction in 2014–2018.
“Being engaged in the Power of Siberia project is a major opportunity and a great responsibility for TMK. The new trunkline will be routed in adverse climate and geological conditions across highly seismic and active fault zones, requiring reliable and highly effective pipe solutions, ready to be provided by our Company. TMK intends to bid for other contracts by Gazprom to supply pipe for the trunk pipeline. We also plan to supply a complete range of seamless casing and tubing pipe for the Chayandinskoye and Kovyktinskoye fields, which are to feed gas to the Power of Siberia,” said Alexander Shiryaev, TMK CEO.