Alexey Miller's column

We place higher demands on pipes for South Stream and Power of Siberia

“Gazprom has new gas transmission megaprojects ahead – South Stream and Power of Siberia. We place higher demands on the pipes that will be used for the construction of these gas pipelines. For instance, the Power of Siberia gas trunkline system will be laid through a territory of high seismic activity. We need pipes that will secure reliable gas transmission in such complicated conditions.

For the first time in the global history of offshore gas pipelines construction, the pipes with a 39 millimeter wall thickness designed for the operating pressure of 27.73 MPa will be used while implementing the South Stream project. Moreover, it will be the first time when 813 millimeter pipes will be laid as deep as 2,250 meters.

I invite you to take part in these projects, but once again I remind you that they should be implemented in line with the highest global standards.”

“The application of the price formula to large diameter pipes proved to be efficient. We will apply it in further work with pipe manufacturers. As the next step we will shift the price formula application to seamless pipes and external corrosion-proof coating pipes. As a result, the formula will be used in calculating prices for 95 to 97 per cent of purchased pipe products. We will almost completely switch to the formula based pricing for pipes from July 1 of the current year.”

Alexey Miller holds meeting with heads of Russian pipe manufacturing companies

Alexey Miller

Adler TPP – most state-of-the-art power generating facility in Sochi – commissioned

“At present, the Adler TPP is the most state-of-the-art and productive power generating facility in Sochi. A new energy heart of the city!

The commissioning of the brand-new thermal power plant enabled to significantly enhance power supplies to Sochi, secure uninterrupted electricity and heat supplies to sports and tourist infrastructure in the Imereti Lowland as well as to facilities intended for developing Sochi as a mountain resort. At the same time, the Sochi power district became considerably less dependent on the neighboring power networks – the Adler TPP output would cover over one-third of the projected peak demand at the time of the sports competitions in 2014. In the future, there are plans for the Adler TPP to provide heat supplies to the Blinovo residential district of Sochi.

Gazprom continues consistently reaching its strategic goal for the power sector – bringing its efficiency indicators to the level of the world's largest utility companies”.

Adler TPP

Adler TPP

Gazprom is ready to meet growing gas demand in the Moscow metropolitan area

“Moscow is not only the capital of Russia and a city of federal significance. Around Moscow and now within Moscow there is a large gas transmission center with a branched gas flow distribution system.

The city and its suburbs are rapidly developing, both economically and socially. We forecast that by 2020 the gas demand in the Moscow region will increase between 20 and 26 per cent. All that requires good team working between us and the Moscow authorities.

Gazprom is ready to meet growing gas demand in the Moscow metropolitan area and to make consistent efforts to integrate the Company’s gas facilities into the ‘new Moscow’ infrastructure”.

Alexey Miller and Vyacheslav Mikhalenko, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow

Alexey Miller and Vyacheslav Mikhalenko, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow