Giprotruboprovod obtained the positive opinion of Glavgosexpertiza of Russia FAE (Federal Autonomous Establishment “General State Authority for Appraisal”) regarding the project of replacement of sections Almetievsk - Samara-1 (113.44-117.55 km, 118.44 – 119.18 km, 122.37 – 139.97 km) of Almetievsk - Kuybyshev-1 oil trunk pipeline.
The specialists of Giprotruboprovod developed a project of replacement of sections of Almetievsk - Kuybyshev-1 oil trunk pipeline with the total length of about 20 km located in Isaklinsky District of Samara Region at the distance of 100 km from the regional centre.
The oil pipeline crosses five roads including M5 Moscow - Samara - Ufa federal highway. All the cases of highways crossing provide for underground passages.
The project provides for all necessary measures on industrial and environmental safety of oil transportation facilities, including land allocation, development of schemes of approach roads for transport, full stop of pumping with shutdown of pump units of PS (oil pump stations), installation and welding works, quality control of welded joints.
Guarantee-covered period of safe operation of the designed oil pipeline section using passive and active corrosion protection means in accordance with the regulations is equal to not less than 15 years.
All the works on planned revamping of the oil transportation facility should be finished in 2018.
The project of Almetievsk - Kuybyshev-1 oil pipeline with the pipes diameter of 820 mm and length of 275 km was developed by specialists of Giprotruboprovod design institute in 1961 and commissioned in 1962.