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Interview with Sergei Volkov, General Director of Fiberglass Pipes Plant, Professor, Dr. of Business Administration
- Mr Volkov, soon your enterprise will mark its first decade of successful activity. For a child it’s a still a period of childhood, but for the company operating in the conditions of rigid market competition, it’s a solid age. What can you recollect now in connection with this important date in the plant’s history?
- Indeed, soon we’ll meet our ten years’ anniversary. It is an important point in the history of our plant. All has begun as such: in 2002 Tatneftindustry LLP together with OJSC Tatneft formed NPP Fiberglass Pipe Plant. In the same year, after successful pilot commercial trials of fiberglass tubing on the injection wells of reservoir pressure maintenance conducted at Tatneft’s fields, the industrial output of products has started.
In the first years the enterprise was engaged exclusively in the fulfilment of orders from OJSC Tatneft: production of fibreglass tubing for injection wells. Gradually increasing the assortment of released products, the plant has started to produce line pipes and shaped products. Then, with the increase in diameters of released pipes, to produce fiberglass casing.
Today, Fiberglass Pipes Plant is a modern, dynamically developing enterprise on production and sale of fiberglass pipelines of high pressure for arrangement of oil and gas fields. Special durability of fiberglass pipelines allows one to provide accident-free operation of equipment on the entire term of the field’s operation. We produce and sale tubing and fiberglass pipes in the territory of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and other countries of CIS. It can be said that the project commenced in 2002 has taken place. We strongly stand on our own feet and confidently look ahead.
- I know that today the fiberglass systems of pipelines are developing very rapidly. And your company plays a leading role in this market …