Transneft Siberia has obtained an approval from the Russian General Board of State Expert Review on the design documentation of the Surgut-Polotsk pipeline reconstruction.

The project stipulates for the replacement of a 20km line section of the Surgut-Polotsk main with a calibre at 1200 mm and further connection of the section to the operating pipeline.

The Surgut-Polotsk main is the oil pipeline connecting Russia’s Western Siberia to Belarus. The Siberian oil is transferred to Belarus via the pipeline and further imported to the Baltic countries and Poland. The length totals 3250km, while the carrying capacity exceeds 120 mtpa. The major consumer is NAFTAN.