Russia Metals and Mining, China Oil and Gas
Russia and China will diversify their cooperation in the energy sector and there is reason to talk about building the so-called "energy alliance" between the two countries.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts an increase in world coal demand by nearly 200 million tons in the next five years - up to 5.64 billion tons in 2021.
Interview with RFPI chief Kirill Dmitriyev
According to preliminary data, in 2015, the goods turnover between Russia and the European Union decreased by 40% as compared to 2014 to $230billion, the First Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economy of Russia Alexei Likhachev stated.
"Valuation roll is very noticeable, clearly showing that, along with other economic groups, namely the European Union suffered the greatest losses in trade with Russia. In figures, this is the fall from $417 billion in 2013 to $230 billion by the end of this year," - he said.
The amount of investment in the project of the Gazprom’s gas transportation system Power of Siberia, taking into account the development of fields, is estimated at $55 billion, the head of the Russian Energy Ministry Alexander Novak stated.
"Power of Siberia is a large-scale project, the value of which with the development of fields will be $55 billion, to date the assessment is so. And it's a huge order for our industry, because more than 90% of the equipment, pipes and other things will be ordered, of course, at our enterprises. Today, due to the fact that the construction has begun, our metallurgical enterprises have received a new order,"- said Mr. Novak.
Over 200 thousand tons of pipes have been delivered to Yakutia for the construction of Power of Siberia. This is a half of the necessary volume.
Currently 216 thousand tons of pipes have been shipped, this is 49% of the total volume (plan – 439 thousand tons). This winter over 185 thousand pipes will be welded in the Olekminsky district.
The total volume of cargo which will be delivered in the navigation period for the construction of Power of Siberia is 800 thousand tons. The navigation will be over in late September-October.
The cargo shipment is held according to the schedule. The first shipment started in May.
Authorities plan to include the port of Zarubino in the area of free port, which is being created in Vladivostok, instead of creation of port-based priority development territory, the Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation on the development of the Far East Maxim Shereikin says.
In March-April 2015, Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant (ChTPZ) will supply 10 thousand tons of large-diameter pipes (LDP) for the construction of the second section of the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent main gas pipeline, implemented by Kazakhstan and China. This was reported by the press centre of the ChTPZ Group.
In March and April Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant will deliver 10,000 tons of large-diameter pipes (LDP) for the construction of the second section of the main gas pipeline "Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent", implemented by the Republic of Kazakhstan and the People's Republic of China.
Under the terms of the contract the ChTPZ group will ship pipes with diameter of 1,067 mm, with wall thickness of 11.9 mm, with external three-layer anticorrosion coating of sheet with X70 strength class from Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Plant to the customer - JSC "Beineu-Shymkent".
On Wednesday, Gazprom announced the results of the tender for the purchase of large-diameter pipes (LDP) for 2015-2016 for the construction of a gas pipeline to China - Power of Siberia. The message was posted on public procurements website. The amount of the tender made up 67.8 billion rubles, the customer is Gazprom komplektatsiya, and pipe manufacturers will have tp supply the produced LDP to Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk.
The previous tender for the purchase of large diameter pipes for Power of Siberia was held by Gazprom in July 2013; then the company allocated 9.3 billion rubles among OMK, ChTPZ and Severstal. For this money the companies supplied 122 387 tons of pipes to Gazprom. The shipments began in autumn 2014 after signing a contract with China's CNPC for the supply of gas to China.