First pipes for the Power of Siberia gas transmission system (GTS) were delivered to Lensk (Yakutia), Gazprom said in a statement.
The first batch consists of 260 1,420-millimeter pipes with a 21.7 millimeter wall thickness and the total weight of some 2.4 thousand tons. The pipes are currently stocked at the temporary storage; they will be used for constructing the GTS section from the Chayandinskoye field to Lensk. All in all, in 2014 it is planned to deliver over 120 thousand tons of pipe products.
The domestically manufactured pipes are delivered to Ust-Kut (Irkutsk Region) via the railway and further to Lensk by barge. In order to arrange and manage the goods traffic, a united logistic center was set up in Ust-Kut. Between 2014 and 2018 it is planned to deliver over 1,700 tons of pipes.
Press Release, August 4, 2014; Image: Gazprom