Russia Metals and Mining, Import Substitution Oil and Gas

In Ufa "Burintech" receives preferential loan from IDF.

In Ufa Scientific-Production Enterprise "Burintech" received preferential loan from the Iindustrial Development Fund.

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Chepetsk mechanical plant hs rejected from titanium pipes from the Ukraine

​Chepetsk mechanical plant (Udmurtia) has prepared its capacities for import substitution of titanium rolled products which was previously shipped to Russia from the Ukraine, the CEO E. Gusev said.
In 2015 Chepetsk mechanical plant showed almost a 100% readiness for import substitution of titanium pipe rolled products which was previously shipped from the Ukraine, he said.
Within the shortest time the plant managed to provide a full cycle of titanium rolled products output: from burdening and ingot casting to finished products out of titanium alloys, E. Gusev said.
The deputy CEO of Chepetsk mechanical plant said that titanium welding wire that Chepetsk mechanical plant introduced in the market in 2015, is of high demand today due to the low content of hydrogen and high quality of surface.

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Renova to start import substitution

Rotek, included in Renova, has intended to compete with GE, Siemens and other manufacturers in the field of gas turbines service. Their turbines are almost at all new thermal power plants, and foreigners dictate the prices for the service, binding them to the currency. Because of this, it becomes more and more difficult for the Russian generation to stay within operating expenses, recorded in investment projects. Rotek plans to oust its competitors due to the localization of the most expensive components of the hot section in the Russian Federation - the turbine blades, which will cost by 15% cheaper than foreign ones.
Rotek (owns Ural Turbine Works, is a part of Renova) will restore components of gas turbines’ hot section; the production of the components was launched in Ekaterinburg on Friday. About 1 billion rubles were invested in the first stage, it will carry out finishing operations on production and recovery of turbine blades. In 2018, it is planned to locate the full cycle of the hot section components of large gas turbines, if the market will grow, Rotek promises. The total investment will amount to 2 billion rubles.

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ChTPZ and Surgutneftegaz sign agreement on cooperation

The ChTPZ Group (Chelyabinsk pipe rolling plant) and Surgutneftegaz have signed an agreement on strategic cooperation until 2020.
"ChTPZ and Surgutneftegaz are long-term partners. Our companies are close in spirit: we place great emphasis on the culture of production, actively develop import-substituting products and technologies, continuously work to improve the quality. The signed agreement aims to strengthen the partnership of ChTPZ and Surgutneftegaz and to make it more effective, including in scientific and technical sphere," - said general director of ChTPZ Alexander Grubman.

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The largest pipe plant in the Central Federal District to be opened in Sergiev Posad district

Plant for production of longitudinal welded large-diameter pipes will be opened in the city Peresvet of the Sergiev Posad district in late March, the press centre of the Moscow region reports. The enterprise will be the largest pipe plant in Central Russia. The General Directorate of State Construction Supervision of the Moscow region issued the certificate of compliance of technical regulations and project documentation to the plant.

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Gazprom and pipe companies to continue systematic work in field of import substitution

Gazprom and pipe companies will continue systematic work in the field of import substitution. This was announced by chairman of the energy holding company Alexei Miller at the meeting with Russian manufactures.
The meeting was attended by deputy chairmen Andrei Kruglov and Vitaly Markelov, members of the Board Sergei Prozorov and Igor Fedorov, heads and representatives of relevant departments of Gazprom, Gazprom equipment, Pipe Manufacturers Association, United Metallurgical Company (OMC), Severstal, TMK and Chelyabinsk pipe rolling plant (ChTPZ).

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TMK creates new unit in Russian division

Pipe metallurgical company (TMK Pipes), one of the largest producers of pipe products for the oil and gas industry, has created a division in the Russian unit TMK-Central Asia, the press centre of the company reports.
The new unit includes two companies: TMK-Kazakhstan (Astana, formerly a part of the production and commercial unit of the company) and TMK-Kaztrubprom (Uralsk, derived from the unit TMK Oilfield Services).

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Russia:Import advancement instead of import substitution.

According to forecasts of TMK, in 2016 the situation on the Russian market will not change dramatically. Trends of 2015 will remain: the consumption of oil and gas pipes will remain at the same level, the LDP will be in demand - both for repair and maintenance needs, as well as for ongoing projects, Nord Stream-2, Altay may be added. In the segment of industrial pipes the decrease will likely continue, although the pace will not be as intense.

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In 2015, trade between Russian the EU fell by 40%

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.

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76% of MMK’s sales fall on domestic market

Magnitogorsk metallurgical plant (MMK) has been awarded in the field of import substitution "Priority-2015" in the category "Metallurgy".
Organizers noted the significant contribution of MMK in creating competitive metal products and successful work to replace imports on the domestic market.

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