United Metallurgical Company OM supplied more than 1,100 tonnes of pipe fittings to Gazprom for the development of the Kharasaveyskoye gas condensate field located in Yamal Peninsula beyond the Arctic Circle in 2020. All products were manufactured at the OMK Chelyabinsk plant. For the construction of the pipeline, the enterprise from September 2020 to January 2021 manufactured more than 650 bends bent using high-frequency currents from high-strength pipes with a diameter of 530 and 1420 mm with a wall thickness of 15.5 mm to 31.8 mm. The products are made of steel grade K 60 and are designed to work in the Far North at temperatures up to minus 60 degrees Celsius and high pressure up to 11.8 MPa. The elbows were made at new and modernized pipe bending mills of German AWS Sсhaеfer and Belgian CB&I Cojafex BV production.
“This pipeline project for the production of hydrocarbons in the Arctic latitudes of Western Siberia posed a serious challenge to the builders of the gas pipeline. OMK Trubodetal was already ready for this challenge. We have participated in all major pipeline projects of our time, often being the first to offer the market products with improved performance characteristics, including those for operation in the harsh climatic conditions of the Far North, ”said Yuri Sunyaev, head of the OMK Trubodetal business unit.
OMK's Chelyabinsk plant has mastered the production of products capable of operating in the Arctic, participating in Gazprom's project for the construction of the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta gas trunkline.
The Kharasaveyskoye gas condensate field is located on the Yamal Peninsula 520 km north of Salekhard, north of the Bovanenkovskoye field, mainly onshore and partially in the Kara Sea. It is the second, after Bovanenkovo, the main field of the Yamal gas production center. In terms of gas reserves of 2 trillion cubic meters, it is classified as unique. Gazprom and its subsidiary Gazprom Dobycha Nadym began development of the field in March 2019. Gas production is scheduled to start in 2023. To transport the gas produced at the Kharasaveyskoye field, a 106 km gas pipeline will be built to the Bovanenkovskoye field. Then gas will be supplied to the Unified Gas Supply System of Russia.