The Parabel Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate (RPD) of Transneft Central Siberia has completed scheduled repairs of the route road along the Igolsko-Talovoye – Parabel oil trunk pipeline (OTP).
The works were carried out as part of the comprehensive technical upgrading programme in accordance with industrial safety requirements. The goal was to ensure reliable operation of the operating facilities.
An embankment was constructed and strengthened using soil blocks and polymer geomesh. In water-flooded areas, the embankment of the subgrade was increased by half a metre. The work was performed in hard-to-reach swamplands with high probability of flooding.
The total length of the repaired sections of the route road was 11.75 km.
Route roads are designed for year-round access of caterpillar and special-purpose vehicles for construction, operation, maintenance and repair works of oil trunk pipelines. They are not considered public roads and are not intended for use by third-party organisations or individuals.
All-season route roads of the Igolsko-Talovoye – Parabel OTP are necessary to ensure reliable and safe operation of the oil pipeline, including permanent access to any section of the route for maintenance operations of Transneft Central Siberia.