Gazprom to expand use of high-tech products made in Tula Region
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, and Alexey Dyumin, Governor of the Tula Region, signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 a Roadmap for a wider use of high-tech products, including import-substituting ones, manufactured by the Tula Region’s companies in the interests of Gazprom.
The document envisages that the region’s manufacturing and research entities will prepare proposals on the use of their developments, materials, technologies, and software products at Gazprom’s facilities.
The Company’s specialized units will then analyze those proposals against Gazprom’s corporate requirements, examine the possibility of batch production, and arrange for appropriate tests.
After that, the selected companies will receive INTERGAZCERT compliance certificates, which will make their products eligible for the inclusion in the register of equipment, materials and technologies approved for use at Gazprom’s facilities. This will enable the producers to participate in the Company’s competitive procurement processes.
Roadmaps have proven to be an effective tool in Gazprom's systematic import substitution efforts. Roadmaps serve as a powerful impetus to the development of regional research and industrial entities, providing Gazprom with competitive high-tech products.
Gazprom introduced a concept of Roadmaps in 2013. At present, Gazprom has Roadmaps signed with 21 constituent entities of the Russian Federation (besides the Tula Region), as well as with the Republic of Belarus.