LNG, Russia Metals and Mining
Marketing companies of Mechel Mechel-Service has started to supply high-quality, sheet and profiled metal for the construction of a gas liquefaction plant Yamal LNG. The first 500 tons of the products were shipped to companies that produce steel structures for the plant construction.
A ceremony of laying the first ice-breaking vessel under Arc130A project, Ice Class Icebreaker 8, built by order of Gazpromneft was hosted in Vyborg Shipyard (VSZ). The ship was named "Aleksandr Sannikov".
Two icebreaking vessels intended for operation in the Gulf of Ob (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District) for the oil terminal on Novoportovsk field will be built at VSZ. Ships are intended to ensure the shipment of oil, icebreaking tankers, rescue, towing vessels, firefighting, participation in oil spill response operations.
The Russians will have to learn how to grow vegetables, produce medicines, sew clothes and to live with their wits, as well as master and manufacture their own equipment in the country's basic industry - oil and gas.
According to the plans of the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade, in 2020 the share of Russian equipment in this sector should be increased from 40 to 57%. With regard to oil and gas engineering, its share is planned to be reduced from the current 60 to 43% by the same year - this is the RF Ministry of Energy data. "Public control" tried to understand whether the Russian companies are ready to supply their own equipment or not.
Severstal TPZ Sheksna will supply about 4 thousand tons of pipes for the project of Yamal LNG during the next two months.
Products of Severstal TPZ Sheksna will be used in the manufacture of the main supports of the main onshore pipeline. To fulfill the order, the company mastered the production of pipes of the maximum length - 16 m (usually the length is 12 meters). This required the installation of additional transport chains and knots of pipes shifting mechanism at equipment.
The RF Ministry of Industry and RF Ministry of Energy have already checked 280 companies.
General Director of "Surgutneftegaz" Vladimir Bogdanov believes that the RF Ministry of Industry shall conduct technical audit of the factories applying for participation in the program of import substitution in the fuel and energy sector. According to him, currently there are a lot of applications from potential manufacturers, but before working with them, it is necessary to check whether they can produce high-tech equipment: "We have such a request to the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade in order to approach carefully to the selection of companies, even to spend a month on it". Thus "Surgutneftegaz" itself never focused on imported equipment, Bogdanov assured: "We have always engaged in new technologies. Together with our subcontractors - mechanical engineers, chemists, etc. - developed new equipment or materials. Over the past 15 years we achieved much".
Alexander Novak has said that by 2035 the volume of gas supplies from Russia to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region will increase 9 times.
Before the end of summer, Evraz NTMK will supply over 4,300 tons of construction beams for building of the international airport at Yamal. It’s built within Yamal LNG, a priority project for Russia, aimed at the development of the South Tambey gas deposit. The airport will accept the planes of nearly all types and will be one of the world's largest Arctic airports.
The construction beams of Evraz NTMK will be used for building of the construction elements of the buildings and the airport terminal, and for construction of many other objects important for the infrastructure of the settlement of Sabetta. The airport will function in the harsh conditions of the Arctic region that’s why it’s built with the use of the special technologies. Evraz NTMK beam is made of low alloyed steel of S345 sort. It is characterized by the improved durability specifications and can be used in High North.
TMK has signed the long-term contract with Yamal LNG about the supply of premium pipes. The contract is closed for 2014-2020. This year the common need of Yamal LNG in premium pipes is 48,000 tons. The first batches of the contract were dispatched from Taganrog metal works and Seversky pipe plant in April 2014. This year TMK is going to supply to Yamal 12,000 tons of casing and pumping and compressor pipes with premium joints, adapters and sockets. Dispatches will also be performed from Orsk machine building plant, Vozhsky pipe plant and TMK-Kaztrubprom.
In January, the Russian ports increased transshipment capacity by 1.5% to 46.4 million tons, the Association of the sea trade ports reports. They transshipped 26.6 million tons of liquid cargoes (-2.9%), including 16 million tons of raw oil (-6.2%), 9.3 million tons of oil products (+3.3%) and 0.96 million tons of LNG (-10.6%). Coal transshipment increased by 12.5% to 8.5 million tons. Ferrous metal transshipment reduced by 7% to 2.1 million tons. Ore transshipment reduced by 16.7% to 0.5 million tons.