Quotationary

 

Vladimir Putin

Russian Prime Minister

June 17, 2011

“The gas pipeline commissioning is an important event not only for the Sochi District, but for entire Southern Russia as well.”

Source: InoTV

Matvey Geller

Head of the Special Projects and Studies Division, Information and Communications Department, Gazprom

June 9, 2011

“This project was implemented to primarily meet all the environmental regulations and was aimed at maximum conservation of the Black Sea coast recreation area. Besides the linear part with the length of over 170 kilometers, the project and its cost also involve six landfalls built by directional drilling and with the total length exceeding 6 kilometers as well as construction of six automated gas distribution stations designed for gas supply to the Big Sochi consumers and the entire Black Sea coast of Russia.”

Source: Business FM 

Alexander Tkachev

Governor of the Krasnodar Krai

June 9, 2011

“The commissioned Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline will increase by multiple times the gasification level of the Big Sochi and Tuapse districts. Under the agreement with Gazprom it is planned to invest RUB 1.5 billion in the Tuapse District gasification between 2011 and 2012 with RUB 500 million provided from the regional budget.”

Source: RIA FederalPress

Alexey Miller

Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom

June 8, 2011

"3.78 billion cubic meters of gas will be conveyed via the gas pipeline. The Adler TPP will be among major gas consumers meeting over one-third of the forecast Sochi district peak demand in 2014. Moreover, additional supplies of fuel will boost gasification of the city and the entire region."

Source: yuga.ru

Vladimir Putin

Russian Prime Minister

June 7, 2011

"We have intentionally selected this route in order to minimize, to bring to naught the environmental load on the coastal ecosystem, thus allowing to save the relic woods and keep intact the natural areas we are so proud of and that are adored by millions of people living in Russia."

Source: RIA FederalPress


June 6, 2011

"Nearly 250 thousand people, i.e. one-quarter of a million, are going to receive natural gas in their homes. The gasification will cover Tuapse, Lazarevskoye and the Big Sochi. Upon the gas pipeline commissioning, the energy restrictions impeding the housing and infrastructure development will be lifted. This opens up the opportunities for creation of new jobs as the removal of energy restrictions will boost construction of new hotels, recreation and retreat centers."

Source: RIA-Novosti

Alexey Miller

Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom

June 6, 2011

"Gazprom was tasked to ensure energy supply to the Olympic venues and the rapidly growing infrastructure of the Black Sea coast. At the same time, it was critically important to keep the ecosystem intact in the coastal area where millions of tourists go on for holiday every year. Gazprom has successfully accomplished this task. A unique facility of the Unified Gas Supply System was constructed, Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi, the first submerged gas pipeline in Russia."

"The gas pipeline will allow active development of gasification in Sochi and the Tuapse District of the Krasnodar Krai, raising the living standards of the population and giving a powerful impetus to the resort business development, particularly enabling transition of the Black Sea health resorts to year-round operation. The Adler TPP will be among major gas consumers meeting over one-third of the forecast peak demand during the Olympic Games."

Source: Information Directorate, Gazprom

Oleg Sergeev

Director General, Peter Gaz

June 4, 2011

"General infrastructure construction work allowing to supply gas to Sochi "in bulk" is nearly completed. The Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline and a few gas distribution stations have been constructed. Adler AGDS is one of the most recent projects."

Source: energyland.info

Sergey Shmatko

Energy Minister

December 22, 2010

"The priority projects for the gas sector that will allow gasification of the Khabarovsk Krai and the Primorsky Krai, the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, the Sakhalin Oblast, the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Krasnodar Krai increasing domestic gas consumption involve the following gas pipelines: Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok, Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi."

Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta


December 8, 2010

"Gasification of Sochi, I mean the accomplishment of the Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline construction, will be completed in June 2011."

Source: RBC.ru

Ruslan Goryukhin

Director General, Stroygazmontazh

August 5, 2010

"No construction company in the Russian gas industry has ever performed pulling of a carrier pipe onshore through a slanted well. Stroygazmontazh is one of the few Russian companies having a real experience and unique technologies in offshore gas pipelines construction."

Source: www.sochi-24.ru

Alexander Tkachev

Governor of the Krasnodar Krai

July 21, 2010

Additionally, under our agreement with Gazprom the Company will invest another RUB 1.5 billion in the Krai gasification program. On our part, we annually invest up to RUB 1 billion to gasify the population centers of the region.

Source: yuga.ru

Anatoly Pakhomov

Mayor of Sochi

July 9, 2010

"Additionally, on July 2 as part of the city preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Gazprom finished laying the offshore section of the Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline. Pipe laying operations with landfalls construction will be finished soon. The gas pipeline throughput will amount to 3.8 billion cubic meters. Gas distribution networks engineering was started almost simultaneously with the beginning of gas pipeline construction: tie-in connections will be laid onshore in several places providing for gas injection into the network and delivery to the consumer."

Source: Narodnaya Gazeta (Sochi)

Andrey Baturin

PR Director, Stroygazmontazh

April 22, 2010

"We may call this gas pipeline unique due to its complexity. Unexploded ordnances – mines and projectiles remaining here as an echo of the war, had to be swept from the sea bottom to lay the pipe. Let alone the record tight schedule – 90 days for the offshore section. Naval minesweepers were the first in operation to sweep the bottom, to get rid of the mines remaining from the days of the Great Patriotic War."

Source: www.energyland.info

Oleg Sergeev

Director General, Peter Gaz

April 20, 2010

"The average pipelaying speed is 2.5 kilometers a day. The gas pipeline will have several landfalls, particularly in Tuapse, Dzhubga, Novomikhailovsky and Kudepsta, in the vicinity of Sochi. It is also planned to build four automatic gas distribution stations as part of the gas pipeline project."

Source: Interfax

Alexey Miller

Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom

September 29, 2009

"Construction of the pipe some 177 kilometers long will cost RUB 25 billion. Some USD 4.7 million per kilometer is not too much if compared to the Company’s other projects given the need to lay it on the sea bed. We have a rich experience in constructing similar facilities under water as well as in mountains. We have no doubt the project will be implemented in a quality and timely manner."

Source: Vremya Novostey


September 28, 2009

"The Sochi District desperately needs new generating capacities. By 2014 energy consumption in Sochi will rise to 1,000 MW. The Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline opens the way for creating modern power stations that are vitally needed for the rapidly developing region."

Source: energyland.info

Sergey Zhvachkin

Director General, Gazprom transgaz Krasnodar

August 31, 2008

"The processes ongoing in Sochi today due to the preparations for the Olympic Games are a pivotal point for the city. A number of big steps forward have been made in developing the energy sector as well as other industries. It is not a regular project for Gazprom – we come up to the future Olympic Games with an immense experience in constructing and operating offshore gas pipelines. However, this is the first submerged gas pipeline that will be operated by Russian experts only. We are facing major challenges. The point is that the projects enable secure and sustained economic development of our region and our country in the years to come."

Source: Ekonomika Regiona (Kommersant Newspaper supplement)