Gazprom brought into operation Adler – Krasnaya Polyana gas pipeline
Celebrations on the occasion of the Adler – Krasnaya Polyana gas pipeline inauguration were held today in the settlement of Krasnaya Polyana in the Adler district of the city of Sochi. Gazprom’s delegation headed by Nikolai Guslistyi, Deputy Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee, Alexander Tkachev, Governor of the Krasnodar Region, Yuri Basarygin, Kubangazprom’s director general, representatives from the Krasnodar Region’s Administration and building companies as well as residents of the Adler district took part in the solemn ceremony.
The Adler – Krasnaya Polyana gas pipeline is intended for delivering gas to the Krasnaya Polyana-based mountain-tourist facilities as well as to the localities of the Krasnaya Polyana settlement area including Krasnaya Polyana, Dubravny, Kashtany, Krasnaya Volya, Galitsino, Lesnoye, Monastyr, Kepsha, Chvizhepse, Medoveevka and Esto-Sadok. The Adler – Krasnaya Polyana gas pipeline will enable Gazprom to supply gas to another 18 localities of the Krasnaya Polyana settlement area.
At present, Russia is involved in constructing a large world-class all-the-year-round mountain climatic and sports tourist resort. Total investments needed for the construction account for over USD 1.3 billion. The implementation of this project will allow the city of Sochi to become one of the 5 world-largest sea mountain resorts and will enable Russia to compete for holding here the Winter Olympic Games. Unfailing gas supplies to Krasnaya Polyana are one of the prerequisites for the resort to meet the requirements applied to the world-class tourist facilities.
The gas pipeline was constructed with Gazprom’s funds amounting, at present, to RUR 973.35 million.
Total length, diameter and working pressure of the Adler – Krasnaya Polyana gas pipeline account for 62.9 km, 325 mm and 12 Ata, respectively. The gas pipeline infrastructure includes 17 gas branches intended for supplying gas to adjoining settlements; 11 gas-distribution stations; 6 cathodic protection stations; 25 surface water and gully crossings; 17 motorway crossings; 10 switching-off devices and anti-landslide facilities.
Information Directorate, OAO Gazprom