New Gas Industry Technology Association joins INTERGAZCERT voluntary certification system
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ruslan Goryukhin, Chief Executive Officer of the New Gas Industry Technology Association of Equipment Manufacturers, today signed at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi an Agreement to cooperate within the INTERGAZCERT voluntary certification system.
Pursuant to the document, the Association is the Central Body of INTERGAZCERT responsible for process equipment and materials, power equipment, automation devices and facilities, computing hardware and software. Together with Gazprom, the Association will arrange for the voluntary certification of products, works, services and relevant management systems.
This cooperation is primarily aimed at advancing the technological progress, making the products, works and services of Russian manufacturers more competitive, and developing the INTERGAZCERT system.
Established in 2012, the New Gas Industry Technology Association of Equipment Manufacturers consolidates the industrial potential of 118 major Russian enterprises.
The Association unites the efforts made by domestic companies to develop and introduce advanced technologies in equipment manufacture for natural gas production, transportation and processing, as well as common principles of setting up production, ensuring standardization and harmonization of equipment and technical solutions, and using energy conservation technologies at gas industry facilities.
The INTERGAZCERT system was developed by Gazprom on the basis of the best international practices. The system is meant to certify compliance of products, works, services and management systems with international and national standards, as well as Gazprom's standards. The system covers a large number of homogeneous product groups from natural gas and oil to a wide range of oil and gas machinery, automation facilities, and software. Each of those product groups is governed by a specific set of standards, special rules, and certification procedures.