Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Alexey Miller, and Anatoly Chubais, Chairman of the RUSNANO Executive Board, had a regular joint meeting at the Gazprom headquarters to consider the use of products at Gazprom’s industrial facilities.
Attending the meeting were Members of the Gazprom Management Committee, heads of the relevant units and entities of Gazprom and RUSNANO as well as representatives of nanotech companies. The meeting discussed the joint actions on estimating the feasibility and applicability of composite pipes and fasteners by Gazprom.
The decision was made to go ahead with developing specifications for these pipes and components to be applied at Gazprom’s gas pipelines. The specifications will act as a basis for the development of pilot samples. Successful tests will result in laying pilot gas pipelines.
The parties discussed the introduction of domestic nano-products, including those produced by RUSNANO-owned companies, into Gazprom’s projects being part of the Eastern Gas Program and agreed to proceed with this activity.
Future application of off-the-shelf composite pipes for water pipelines, sewage networks, upstream and downstream pipelines is under thorough consideration.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock