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Gazprom opens engineering branch in Vladivostok

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An opening ceremony for the Far Eastern branch of Gazprom 335 recently took place on Russky Island in Vladivostok.

The branch is a specialised engineering unit that will implement the projects of the Gazprom Group focused on offshore hydrocarbon production and on gas processing and liquefaction in Russia’s Far East.

Taking part in the event were Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of the Primorye Territory.

The branch will be responsible for, among other things, coordinating research and development activities, designing individual components of structures and equipment for subsea hydrocarbon production systems, gas processing and LNG production facilities, and establishing cooperation in the use of robotic systems. In addition to conducting marketing and logistical studies of regional materials and technical resources, the new entity will provide designer and other onsite supervision over the construction of facilities located in the Russian Far East.

Gazprom’s regional partner in the project is Far Eastern Federal University, which has a state-of-the-art educational and research base on Russky Island.

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