Rimera to Ship 100 Tonnes of Hot Bends to Transneft

25.02.2014



In February, Chelyabinsk-based Pipeline Bends plant, part of Rimera Group, delivered 115 hot bends for construction and upgrades of main oil pipelines operated by Transneft subsidiaries Vostoknefteprovod and Sibnefteprovod.

Rimera to Ship 100 Tonnes of Hot Bends to Transneft

Rimera to Ship 100 Tonnes of Hot Bends to Transneft

The bulk of February shipments to Transneft consists of hot bends 720 mm in diameter, made from steel grade K56 stock pipes with a wall thickness of 12 mm. Pipeline fittings with PK-40 anti-corrosive coating (including frost-resistant thermoreactive coating) are designed for use in construction of the Kuyumba – Tayshet main oil pipeline. This is Rimera Group's strategic project in terms of 2014 shipments of main pipeline equipment.
Another aspect of shipments in the current month involves hot bends 1,020 mm in diameter made from stock pipes 14 and 16 mm in diameter. Products with PK-40 anti-corrosive coating will be used to replace parts of the Ust-Balyk – Nizhnevartovsk oil pipeline and the Samotlor – Alexandrovskoye oil pipeline under the Transneft investment program.
All bends of Pipeline Bends plant are manufactured in strict accordance with technical regulations of clients. The plant's technical specifications for manufacture of pipeline elements and coatings have been included in the Register of Main Product Types of Transneft Oil Company.
"Hot bends 219 to 1,220 mm in diameter are among the primary types of products supplied by Pipeline Bends to Transneft sites. Last year, shipments of this product mix of pipeline fittings to Transneft amounted to some 1,500 tonnes. Shipments of cold bends 530, 820, and 1,020 mm in diameter account for equally substantial shipment volumes approximating 2,000 tonnes. The bulk of hot and cold bends 820 mm and 1,020 mm in diameter were used in construction of the 2nd and 3rd stages of the Zapolarye – Purpe oil pumping station pipeline system. In addition to a wide range of hot and cold bends with various bend angles, from 1˚ to 180˚, Pipeline Bends plant also traditionally supplies Transneft with stamped and welded tees, plugs, bottoms, adapters, and short-radius stamped bends made by the Magnitogorsk-based division of our plant", says Rimera Group Commercial Director Konstantin Samsonov.

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