Gazprom and Perm machine builders address equipment upgrading issues
As part of the visit, Vitaly Markelov met with Viktor Basargin, Governor of the Perm Territory. The parties paid special attention to the progress with the roadmap for the project aimed at expanding the use of the region's products and know-how for Gazprom's needs. It was noted that at the moment the document was pending approval by the Company's specialized structural units and the regional authorities.
Vitaly Markelov held a meeting dedicated to the machine-building complex development in the Perm Territory. The meeting was attended by heads of Gazprom's specialized structural units, subsidiary companies and machine-building companies from the Perm Territory. The participants addressed issues related to the use of Perm machine-building products at Gazprom's industrial facilities as well as prerequisites for increasing their share in the Company's total procurement portfolio. In this way, the meeting highlighted the need to continue the upgrade of produced equipment and, first of all, gas compressor units and shutoff & control valves.
Gazprom and the Perm Territory Administration are the parties to the Cooperation Agreement and the Gasification Accord.
Gazprom signed roadmaps with the Voronezh, Omsk and Tomsk Regions as regards wider use of know-how, products and services of local sci-tech enterprises for the Company's needs. The roadmaps are signed as part of the import substitution program and are aimed at cost reduction among other things.
According to the documents, research organizations and industrial enterprises of the regions will prepare proposals to form a list of top-priority equipment, materials and know-how of potential interest to Gazprom. Later on, production prototypes will be tested and certified for compliance with the Company's requirements. Equipment, materials and know-how finally chosen by Gazprom, will be used in design, construction and repair of its industrial facilities.