The answer “Gazprom” on the fact of violations in the tender for the construction of the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia” yet, said Deputy Minister Anatoly Golomolzin. He noted that there claims are quite serious.
MOSCOW, Dec 15. The Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia (FAS) has not yet received a response of “Gazprom” at the request of the Ministry on the fact of violations in the tender for the construction of the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia”, said Deputy Minister Anatoly Golomolzin.
“In my opinion, not yet, but there claims are quite serious,” said Golomolzin. The press service of the Agency in this case has confirmed that to date, the response from Gazprom was received.
Answering the question whether the FAS to initiate a case against the gas company, Golomolzin said: “There are different possibilities and conditions under which you can be prosecuted under 223 of the act, within the law on protection of competition. As we consider the effectiveness of the implementation of investment projects within the framework of tariff regulation, of course, we will find tools to influence the increase of efficiency of activity of the company”.
The FAS on December 7 sent a letter to the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, where he listed the violations of the conduct of procurement 156 billion rubles for the project “Power of Siberia” and asked to renegotiate the terms of the purchase. The Deputy head of service Andrey Tsarikovsky later reported that the FAS within 7-10 days will make a decision whether to initiate an antitrust case on this purchase.
“Gazprom” on November 30 has announced an open request for proposals for the selection of General contractor for the construction of four sections of the pipeline Power of Siberia (the Lena — Salicilizma; Salicilizma — Olekminsky; Olekma — Amginsky and Amginsky — Nemirsky) length 822,1 kilometers. Total amount of purchases unprecedented 155,9 billion rubles. The results will be announced on 18 December.
In “Gazprom” then explained that the decision to hold a single tender for the construction of 822 kilometers of the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia” “turnkey” due to the optimization cost: the construction cost of the pipeline linear part was on average 5% below the cost of construction of the first sections.