Putin on the video link from the Kremlin gave start to construction in the Komi pipeline “Ukhta-Torzhok-2”

SYKTYVKAR, October 27. /Corr.TASS Natalia kazakovtseva/. At the compressor station “Sosnogorsk” in 12 km from the city of Ukhta in the Komi Republic solemnly welded the first seam of the export gas pipeline “Ukhta – Torzhok-2”, the correspondent.

The ceremony was attended by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, contact Komi via teleconference.

“Colleagues, we are launching a great, necessary, promising pipeline project, which will be held on the territory of 5 regions of Russia, but most importantly, this route will create additional opportunities for gas supply to Russian regions and new opportunities for gas supplies for export. This is a serious, big project,” said Putin.

“Today we start construction of gas pipeline “Ukhta-Torzhok-2″. Construction will proceed on schedule. It will be the most modern pipeline in the world”, – said at the ceremony the Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexey Miller. He asked Putin to give the command to welding the first joint of the pipeline.

“We make a serious step in the development of the Yamal Peninsula and the development of the system of main gas pipelines. Start!”, – said Putin.

The gas pipeline “Ukhta-Torzhok-2” provides for the supply of gas to priority for “Gazprom” the project “Northern stream-2″ which will directly supply gas from Russia to the EU export volume to 45 billion cubic meters of gas per year.”

Length of new export gas pipeline “Ukhta-Torzhok-2” will make about 970 km, the design capacity is 45 billion cubic meters of gas per year. To date, all developed working documentation for the linear part of the pipeline. On the pipeline route started clearing from the forest. Soon we will announce the results of tenders for the construction of five primary sections with a total length of over 500 km In the composition of the gas pipeline “Ukhta – Torzhok-2” provides for the expansion of seven compressor stations and one new construction, the total capacity of the KC – 689 MW. It is planned that until the end of 2019, the pipeline will be constructed and ready for operation. By the end of October it is planned to complete a competitive process to select contractors and begin work.