On 14 August 2019, Transneft’s main office in Moscow hosted a meeting of Transneft management with representatives of enterprises of the Republic of Mari El.
The participants discussed the prospects of mutually beneficial collaboration between Transneft subsidiaries and regional enterprises, as regards delivery of various projects within the framework of the import substitution programme.
The event was attended by R. Zavalishin, Deputy Vice President of Transneft, A. Vorotilov, Head of the Industrial Complex Development Section of the Ministry of Industry, Economic Development and Trade of the Republic, Yu. Levin, Director General of Transneft Upper Volga, as well as heads of business units of Transneft and representatives of regional enterprises.
The participants were given information about the industry’s system of product conformity assessment, used by Transneft, and about the Company’s procurement procedures.
In turn, members of the delegation made presentations on the activities of six enterprises of the Mari El Republic: Mari Machine-Building Plant, OKTB Crystal, SKB Khromatek, Yoshkar-Olinskaya Obuvnaya Fabrika, Instrument-N and Krasnogorsk KAF. In addition, V. Levagin, an inventor, made a presentation on the technology of overhauling petroleum products trunk pipelines without pumping the product out of the pipeline.
Summing up, the meeting participants noted the successful interaction of Transneft with the enterprises of the Mari-El Republic. Over the past three years, more than 700 contracts for the supply of goods, work and services in the amount of RUB 2 billion have been concluded between the Company and regional manufacturers and contractors.
The main purpose of such regular meetings held by Transneft is to realise the potential of the Russian enterprises in the manufacturing of domestic products to reduce the Company's dependence on imported technology, equipment and materials.
94% of the equipment and materials used by Transneft is produced in Russia, with the Company planning to increase the share to 97% by 2020. Being a large consumer of machinery, equipment and materials, Transneft not only places orders with a multitude of national manufacturers, but also encourages them to make a shift to higher quality standards. In the meantime the Company continues expanding the line-up of products crucial to the industry, which are manufactured at the Company’s own plants, including within the import substitution programme.
In 2018-2019, as part of the import substitution programme, Transneft has held business meetings with representatives of nine constituent entities of the Russian Federation: the Republic of Tatarstan, the Chuvash Republic, Udmurtia, Altai Territory, Tyumen, Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod and Kurgan Regions. Representatives of more than 130 organisations participated in those meetings.