Transneft North has summed up results of implementation of the programme for modernisation of its automotive and special-purpose vehicles fleet in 2019. Last year, the Company received 39 units of equipment intended for the transportation of personnel, maintenance of oil pumping stations and operating facilities.
Among the purchased vehicles were vacuum oil skimmers, mobile pump units, fire tank vehicles and foam trucks, crew buses, all-wheel tipper trucks, tractor units and semi-trailers.
A mobile gas refueling vehicle was also acquired due to the increased use of natural gas at Transneft Urals. The first pieces of such equipment were delivered to the Company in 2017. In 2018, the fleet was replenished with 7 units. In 2019, 7 more NG vehicles were purchased, including four Ural tipper trucks and 3 special crew vehicles. These vehicles were available for the Tuimazy, Cherkassy and Kurgan Oil Pipeline Directorates.
All the acquired vehicles are of domestic production. They are distinguished by increased operational characteristics and by reduced consumption of motor fuel. The vehicles are equipped with GLONASS modules. The vehicles subject to tachographic control were equipped with tachographs, which allows to monitor the driver’s work and rest balance and increases the level of road safety.
The vehicle fleet modernisation is necessary to ensure safe operation of the oil and petroleum products trunk pipelines within Transneft Urals’ area of responsibility.
In addition, after pilot operation at the facilities of the Kurgan OPD in 2019, 2 units of special-purpose vehicles were accepted to Transneft Urals’s vehicle fleet — a vacuum oil skimmer on an all-terrain tracked chassis manufactured by the Krasny Proletariy plant (Sterlitamak, the Republic of Bashkortostan) and a firefighting tank vehicle on a MAZ chassis manufactured by the Vargashi Plant of Firefighting and Special Equipment (Kurgan Region).