The Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK) recently came to an agreement with Gazprom for technical and scientific cooperation for 2015-20.
The agreement outlines mutual objectives that combine the organizational and consulting skills of Gazprom with the innovative designs, research and development of TMK (one of the world’s biggest tube producers for the gas and oil industry). Combining these talents will create the best pipes that Gazprom needs.
Altogether, the document identifies three sectors of technical and scientific cooperation: furthering import substitution, developing new kinds of pipes, and sharing research and experiences.
The Gazprom and TMK agreement results in a program to create 25 new products. Ten to 15 of these products will be new for import substitution.
Alexander Shiryaev, general director of TMK, and Aveyron Lugan, head of the Department of Prospective Development of Gazprom, signed the agreement.
"The history of our cooperation with Gazprom in science and technology has more than a dozen years,” said Shiryaev. “During this time, we have mastered the production of more than 70 new products, many of which were developed for the first time not only in Russia but also in the world.”