Transneft Druzhba has completed scheduled repairs at the Nikolskoye – Voronezh petroleum products trunk pipeline (PPTP) and station operating facilities. The works were carried out around the clock during 72 hours without changing the mode of transportation of oil and petroleum products in Penza, Ulyanovsk, Tambov, Voronezh and Bryansk Regions.
Specialists installed temporary pipeline clean-up and inspection gadget traps (PIG traps) to perform in-line inspection of the standby leg of the PPTP underwater crossing through the Khava and Zhuravka Rivers in Novousmansky District of Voronezh Region.
Four gate valves were repaired at the Nikolskoye line operation dispatcher station (LODS). Two stop valves were replaced at the Rostovka oil pumping station (PS).
At the Nikulino LODS, the mainline pump unit was cut out for subsequent replacement. A defect was cut out at the Desna PS.
The works under the Transneft Druzhba Technical Upgrading, Revamping and Overhaul (TUR&OH) Programme were completed within the planned timeframe.