Gas Transmission Capacities Construction in Northwestern Russia by Gazprom Progressing as Scheduled


Wednesday in Saint Petersburg Alexander Ananenkov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee held a meeting dedicated to enhancing the throughput of gas transmission facilities located in Northwestern Russia.

Taking part in the meeting were Igor Fyodorov, Member of the Gazprom Management Committee – Director General of Gazprom komplektatsiya, heads and experts from the Company’s specialized subdivisions and contracting companies.

The meeting addressed the progress in designing and constructing the Ukhta – Torzhok, Pochinki – Gryazovets, Gryazovets – Vyborg gas pipelines and expanding the Gryazovets gas transmission hub.

The meeting participants noted that all construction activities related to the said gas pipelines were progressing on schedule. For instance, construction work at the Gryazovetskaya compressor station (CS), a key facility of the Gryazovets transmission hub, had been generally finished. At present, the CS is at the startup stage. Work is underway to ensure the nominal capacity of the Gryazovets – Vyborg gas pipeline intended for gas delivery from the Unified Gas Supply System to the Nord Stream gas pipeline and for supplies to Northwestern Russia.

Based on the meeting results, the Company’s specialized subdivisions, subsidiaries and contracting agencies were tasked to ensure timely execution of the projects for gas transmission capacities development in Northwestern Russia.

Previously, a group of Gazprom’s experts had visited the Portovaya CS construction site located on the Baltic Sea coast near Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast.

The CS inspection results were summed up at the meeting held by Alexander Ananenkov at the CS premises. It was stressed that the main foundations had been erected, the construction and assembly work was underway and the main equipment had been nearly installed. The connection manifold has been installed and preparations are being made for testing. At the meeting the tasks were given with a view to timely construct the Portovaya CS.


Source: Gazprom, February 17, 2011;