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The memorandum provides for partnership and efficient collaboration as required for these products to be tested and certified for use in the Sakhalin-2 Project.
TMK UP premium connections for casing pipes made of chrome, high-carbon and highly corrosion resistant steel are to be tested for compliance with ISO 13679 CAL 4 2014. It is also expected that joint technical audits will be held on TMK entities under Shell's TAMAP (Technically Accepted Manufacturers and Products) pre-qualification process. ТМК UP PF premium connections for the 244.48 mm casing pipes have successfully passed the qualification tests, which is a mandatory requirement in the global oil and gas industry for pipes used in hydrocarbon production.
At the signing ceremony, Roman Dashkov, CEO of Sakhalin Energy, emphasised that "this cooperation will help the Company switch to Russian tubular products with premium connections entirely to replace foreign equipment we had to import. It is especially essential in the context of import substitution and will foster economic growth, ramp up supplies of competitive Russian products and promote the development of new technologies. Sakhalin Energy strives to maximise the involvement of Russian producers in the Sakhalin-2 Project".
Alexander Shiryaev, TMK CEO: "Engineering-wise, Sakhalin-2 is an extremely sophisticated project implemented in complex natural and weather conditions and the most rigorous requirements apply to the piping to be used in this project. TMK has had many years of experience in supplying premium products designed to support upstream operations in the most severe climates and geologies worldwide. We are looking forward to providing our partners with unparalleled opportunities and highly effective pipe solutions to meet their expectations to the maximum extent, also in terms of import substitution".