Built in the Soviet Union in 1983, Urengoy – Pomary – Uzhhorod was the world’s first transcontinental pipeline designed to transport gas from the Soviet Union to Europe. The 4,451 km-long pipeline runs across the Urals and more than 600 rivers, including the Ob, Volga, Don and Dnieper. There are 42 compressor stations along its route.
The pipeline has a design and actual throughput capacity of 32 bcm and 28 bcm of natural gas per annum, respectively, and a diameter of 1,420 mm. For this project, ChelPipe Group supplied polyethylene-coated pipes.