09 July 2013, Tuesday, 16:53

UMPO and «Gazprom transgas Ufa» have raised reliability of gas transportation in Bashkiria

author: Elvira Latypova

«Gazprom transgas Ufa» in cooperation with JSC UMPO managed to raise considerably reliability of avia-drives AL-31ST produced in Ufa for gas-compressor units GPA-16R "Ufa".

The meeting which was spent on Tuesday at «Gazprom transgas Ufa» LLC by the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov was devoted to reliability of gas transport objects in the region.

“All requirements and terms specified by us last year for manufacturers and users of units are fulfilled,’ Rustem Khamitov said.  “Last year UMPO workers repaired 10 engines. This year six engines more are prepared, and five are in the reserve. The plant does not lag behind the repair schedule. For today we are sure that this project will survive. The AL-31ST project — a drive for gas-compressor units should reach the design parametres of reliability. This is the most important thing. When drives work reliably than the gas-transport system works reliably -  therefore population and enterprises of our republic are reliably provided with gas.”

According to the general director of «Gazprom transgas Ufa» LLC Shamil Sharipov, «the necessary operational reliability is reached», and in January-June of the current year «only two emergency removals were made».

The president of the republic marked that now «the main thing is to define future prospects».

“Today, 72 gas-compressor units with AL-31ST drives work,” Rustem Khamitov said. “It is necessary to promote, develop and win this market. Gazprom is interested in conducting this kind of work.”