In 2014 MSA will sell Gazprom more than EUR 10m worth of pipeline hardware.
Rimera Group's Czech-based MSA to Ship Pipeline Valves for Gazprom's Punginskoe Underground Gas Storage Facility Expansion Project
As the winner of a recent tender, Rimera's Czech-based MSA has begun manufacturing a large batch of 535 Class 150 – 600 ball vales, dia. 2“ – 20“. The shipments are scheduled for April-May 2014. All units made for Gazprom will be equipped with hydro-pneumatic drives.
The valves made by Rimera's Czech company will be used for a capacity expansion project at Punginskoe underground gas storage facility located near Yugorsk, Tymen region. The underground gas storage facility was put into service in 1985. Today the owner plans to increase its capacity from the current 2.5 to 3.5 billion m3 of gas. Project completion deadline: August 2017.
“Gazprom is for sure MSA's largest client in the Russian market. During the 5 years of cooperation the Czech company has sold Gazprom 5.5 thousand valves worth a total of EUR 40m. This year's agreements provide for over EUR 10m of hardware supplies,” comments Vladimir Kononov, MSA Chairman of the Board.
Gazprom is also a strategic client for another one of the Group's assets, the Chelyabinsk-based SOT. The plant will soon complete a large shipment of pipe spools made for Gazprom's Ekaterinovka and Bubnovka compressor stations. In 2012-2013 Chelyabinsk-made units were delivered to Novoprivodinskaya, Sosnogorskaya and Pisarevka compressor stations as well as some other Gazprom's projects.
ChelPipe Group's pipe-making division is one of Gazprom's main domestic suppliers. Recent joint projects include the 2nd leg of Bovanenkovo-Ukhta Trunk Pipeline System project. From March through June 2014 ChelPipe will contribute to the project more than 45,000 tonnes of large diameter pipes worth over RUR 4bn.