ChelPipe Group Delivered Split Tees to “Gazprom”, PJSC for the First Time
ChelPipe Group was the first Russian manufacturer to deliver split tees to “Gazprom”, PJSC on an industrial scale. The products were manufactured at the Limited Company with limited liability «ETERNO» (part of ChelPipe Group).
Split tees will be used for the capital overhaul of the second run of the condensate pipeline “Vuktyl – Sosnogorsk Gas Processing Plant” (“Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar”, LLC). The products of “ETERNO” will allow performing the repair of the pipeline without stopping hydrocarbon pumping. Foreign manufacturers used to deliver split tees to the domestic companies of the fuel and energy complex.
‘The manufacture of import substitution products for the oil and gas industry is one of the top priority areas of activity of the company, comments Denis Prikhodko, Commercial Director of ChelPipe Group. ‘White metallurgists have already proven themselves to be successful in the course of developing large-diameter pipes and OCTG pipes with premium threads which are analogues to foreign ones. Nowadays we are ready to deliver approximately 150 high-quality split tees per year to the companies of the fuel and energy complex.
The manufacture of unique import substitution products at “ETERNO” was commenced in December 2016 with the participation of V.V. Putin, President of the Russian Federation. “Gazprom”, PJSC, approved the technical conditions of their manufacture in July 2017. Following the test results of a pilot batch, the experts declared that the split tees of “ETERNO” comply with all the specified requirements.
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ChelPipe Group is one of the leading industrial groups of the metallurgical complex of Russia. Following the results of 2016, the company’s share in the aggregate shipments of Russian pipe manufacturers was 16.5%. ChelPipe Group comprises black metallurgy enterprises and companies: Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant, Pervouralsk Pipe Plant, a warehouse complex that realizes tubular goods in regions, META, a company engaged in the preparation and processing of scrap metal; main equipment production enterprises SOT, ETERNO, MSA (the Czech Republic); Rimera Group of Companies represents the oil and service business.
“ETERNO” is a factory that manufactures pipeline fittings with the use of nanostructured materials. The new factory with an annual capacity of 10,000 tons of components was commissioned at the end of 2015 at the industrial site of Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant, which allowed creating approximately 500 workplaces. The factory’s products include stamp-welded pipe joints (SWPJ) with a diameter of up to 1,420 mm – bends, tees, crossovers and bottoms. The gauge of “ETERNO” is aimed at catering to the needs of vertically integrated oil and gas recovery companies and pipeline project operators, first of all, “Gazprom”, PJSC and “Oil Transporting Joint Stock Company “Transneft”, OJSC. The new factory equipped with modern equipment of the leading manufacturers of Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Poland and Italy possesses unique technological advantages which allow ensuring the global quality standards at a competitive production cost and the best delivery time. “ETERNO” confirmed the nanostructure of the project with a certificate issued by Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization “NANOCERTIFICA” in November 2016.