Novosibirsk Region joins Gazprom in import substitution activities

Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Andrey Travnikov, Governor of the Novosibirsk Region, today inked at the 8th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum a Roadmap to expand the use of high-tech, including import substituting, products turned out by regional companies for Gazprom’s needs.

The document is mainly aimed at, inter alia, increasing the use of effective domestic technologies, equipment, materials and software at Gazprom’s facilities, as well as raising the scientific & technical and industrial potential and the volume of products made by the Novosibirsk Region’s companies. The essential condition is a high quality of products meeting Gazprom’s requirements.

When implementing the Roadmap, the parties will draw up a list of solutions in the interest of Gazprom. Given their successful certification, the solutions will be included in the Single Register of Materials and Equipment approved for use at the Company’s facilities. In future, this will permit the companies to participate in competitive purchases for Gazprom’s needs.

Background

The 8th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum is being held as part of the Russian Energy Week International Forum.

Previously, Gazprom signed the Roadmaps to expand the use of technologies, products and services with the Republics of Bashkortostan, Mordovia and Tatarstan, the Perm Territory, the Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Kaluga, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Tomsk, Tula, Tyumen, Vladimir and Voronezh Regions, the city of St. Petersburg and the North Caucasus Federal District of the Russian Federation.