In 2018, Transneft Siberia has delivered 219 new motor and specialty vehicles to the Company’s business units as part of the Motor and Specialty Vehicles Procurement Programme.
Uray Oil Trunk Pipeline Directorate (OTPD) got the highest number of vehicles – fifty in total. Among them are two two-link amphibious tracked carriers with a lifting system, five electrochemical protection laboratories mounted on all-wheel drive vehicle chassis, five caterpillar excavators, three chassis-based vacuum oil skimmer vehicles and one device with a crane manipulator mounted on an all-wheel drive truck chassis for repair and maintenance of pumping units.
The Specialised Transport Directorate got 35 new vehicles. Thus, eight truck tractors, two nitrogen units, one truck-mounted crane with a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes and 11 motor vehicles were provided to the oil pipeline workers. All the vehicles have off-road capabilities.
The vehicle fleet of the Specialised Directorate for Emergency Prevention and Response was increased by 11 new vehicles, among them one mobile steam plant mounted on an off-road vehicle, two repair welding trucks mounted on all-wheel drive truck chassis and one caterpillar excavator with wide tracks suitable for weak soil conditions.
In addition to that, fire tank trucks and foam towers, bulldozers, drilling units mounted on all-wheel drive vehicle chassis, motor graders, boom-laying boats, mobile pump units, front-end loaders and amphibious all-terrain vehicles mounted on all-wheel drive vehicle chassis were delivered to the Company’s operational facilities.
By the end of 2018, 31 more new vehicles will arrive at Transneft Siberia facilities. The new vehicles are being purchased instead of those whose standard service life has come to an end so that Transneft Siberia’s oil trunk pipeline system becomes more reliable. Their use will allow for higher operational efficiency and reduced fuel consumption. Most of these vehicles have off-road capabilities. This is stipulated by the fact that most of the oil trunk pipelines are laid through difficult-to-reach areas such as boggy or waterlogged lands or taiga, with no infrastructure available.