Transneft Upper Volga Completes Scheduled Repairs of Trunk Pipelines

Date of publication: 28 September 2020

Transneft Upper Volga has completed scheduled repairs of trunk pipelines in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and Ivanovo Regions.

During the scheduled shutdown of petroleum products transportation via the Ryazan – Moscow petroleum products trunk pipeline (PPTP) and the Ring petroleum products trunk pipeline around Moscow (RPPTP), defects of sections were cut out. Technological elements of pipelines were replaced, the installed equipment will allow to maintain a high level of industrial and environmental safety. Specialists repaired stop valve units at the Almetievsk – Gorky-2 and the Almetyevsk – Nizhny Novgorod OTPs, the Stepankovo and the Zalesye oil pumping stations, the Starolikeevo LODS and the Solnechnogorsk LS.

Connection of two sections of the Surgut – Polotsk oil pipeline, built as part of the revamping, was completed. The works were carried out in Ivanovo Region with the aim of improving reliability and ensuring uninterrupted oil transportation, the total length of the sections is 8.6 km.

In order to increase energy saving and efficiency of equipment and production processes, a new mainline pump was connected at the Makaryevo PS. The equipment has improved resource and operational characteristics that allow to significantly reduce the cost of maintenance. In addition, the external power supply of the Yaroslavl – Moscow OTP section within the borders of the Kuzminki –Lyublino natural-historical park was modernised. More than a thousand metres of new underground cable were laid without the involvement of heavy equipment in order to preserve the fertile soil layer.

More than 270 specialists were involved in the repairs, 134 pieces of equipment were used. The works were conducted as part of the technical upgrading, revamping and overhaul programme. The goal was to ensure uninterrupted functioning of operating facilities.

After completion of the scheduled works, transportation of oil and petroleum products was resumed as per schedule and is conducted under the standard protocol.

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