Welding of a link of the main gas pipeline “Power of Siberia”, September 1, 2014
Photo: Valery sharifulin/TASS
“Gazprom” without competition chose the company “Stroytransgaz”, which co-owner is billionaire Gennady Timchenko, contractor for construction of the 255 km of the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia”. The contract is worth 72.2 billion RUB.
“Gazprom” has concluded with CJSC Stroytransgaz the contract for the construction of the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia” length of 255 km, located between compressor stations “Of” and “Olekminsky”, follows from the materials published on the procurement website. According to the materials, Stroytransgaz was the only bidder.
The value of the contract — 72,3 billion rubles. Contractor should build the pipeline, and landfill waste collection and other infrastructure, will agree in the purchase documents. Completion of works is scheduled for July 31, 2018.
Representatives of Stroytransgaz and Gazprom declined to comment.
Stroytransgaz builds two phase “Power of Siberia”: 208 km from Chayanda field to the town of Lensk (the cost of the work was not disclosed) and 93 km from Lensk to the station “Of” worth 27.6 billion rubles. In March the prospectus of Eurobonds, said that in 2016, “Gazprom” will build 800 km of gas pipeline and spend 90 billion rubles, but in June Deputy Chairman of “Gazprom” Andrey Kruglov said that the construction volumes in 2016 will be reduced by half.
Group Stroytransgaz (STG) acquired 50% of CJSC “Stroytransgaz” (formerly “Argus pipeline”) from its founder Michael ray in 2013. Billionaire Gennady Timchenko (the fifth place in the rating of the richest businessmen of Russia according to Forbes, assessment — $11.4 billion) in the STG group owns 63%, Gazprombank — 19,99%, Michael Canino 5.7% and Maxim Vorobyov — 11,3%. Later a share in “Stroytransgaz” was transferred directly to the shareholders of STG. Thus, the Fund Timchenko Volga Group received 31.5% of JSC “Stroytransgaz”, Gazprombank — 10%.
CJSC Stroytransgaz” by the end of 2015, increased its profit by 2.7 times, to 10.5 billion rubles This follows from the accounting reporting of “Stroytransgaz” for the last year and published in the system “SPARK-Interfax”. The company’s revenue in 2015 has increased 1.8 times, up to 188.3 billion RUB., gross profit doubled to 20 and 91 bln rubles, Profit before tax increased by almost three times — up to 14,012 billion.
“Gazprom” in December last year cancelled the tender to 156 billion rubles for the construction of 822 km “Power of Siberia”. Against the tender made by the head of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) Igor Artemyev, seeing in him a lot of violations and threatened to complain to President Vladimir Putin. Claims Artemyev outlined in a letter to the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller. In particular, FAS was worried about the lack of materials about the tender information on the scope of ordered works, quality requirements, technical characteristics and results of the work that led to the fact that potential bidders are unable to form their proposals, including price”, noted in the letter. In addition, in some cases, have been misfiled lot, excessively established requirements for the types and organization of the work, not properly installed criteria evaluation and comparison of bids. Questions of the FAS caused the timing of filing and potential participants of purchases, which account for only seven days.