Power of Siberia Pipeline

Yakutia — Khabarovsk — Vladivostok

About the Project

The East of Russia is rich in natural resources.  This is where a new center of export deliveries of Russian gas will be established. It will serve the Asia-Pacific region.

The Power of Siberia gas trunkline will become a joint gas transmission system for the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centers. The gas trunkline will run through Khabarovsk to Vladivostok and serve the purpose of arrangement of the “eastern” route of Russian gas deliveries to international markets.

Technical Features

• Length - ca 4,000 km

• Diameter - 1,420 mm

• Operating pressure - 9.8 MPa

• Throughput capacity - 61 bcmpa

Features

The gas pipeline route will run through swampy, mountainous and seismic active areas.

With participation of the engineering department of Pipe Innovation Technologies, technical requirements were established specifically for the areas of active tectonic faults, new pipes were developed, and their production was launched. They feature high deformation capacity and ensure stable operation in the conditions of seismic load in active tectonic faults. ChelPipe, Izhora Pipe Mill and Vyksa Steel Works standardized their production in compliance with these requirements.

Pipe Deliveries

The first pipes manufactured at Vyksa Steel Works were shipped to the Lena station in July, 2014. The total LDP tonnage will exceed 2.5M tons.

Pipes for construction sections from 0 to 800 km will be delivered by rail, river and motor transport. In such situation, the success of deliveries directly depends on the smooth operation of the plants, suppliers and carriers that have to synchronize their schedules and strictly follow them.

Current Status

Commissioning of the first part of the Power of Siberia gas transmission system — the Yakutia — Khabarovsk — Vladivostok gas trunkline - is planned for late 2017.

The first joint of Power of Siberia was welded on September 1, 2014.

according to PIT and Gazprom