Sergiy Makogon and Giovanni Gilardi
Reliability, Safety, Energy Efficiency: Gas TSO of Ukraine signed an agreement with a leading Italian company

Kyiv, June 10 – On the Ukrainian-Italian business-forum Gas TSO of Ukraine (GTSOU) has entered into an agreement with Italian company RMT Valvomeccanica S.r.l. – the world leading manufacturer of shut-off valves – on manufacturing of ball and control valves for the Ukrainian gas transportation system.

According to the contract, RMT Valvomeccanica S.r.l. is to manufacture and supply to GTSOU ball valves of API standard (American Petroleum Institute) Spec 6D with triple seal shut-off ball for pipelines with diameter of 300, 400, 500, 700, 1000, 1200 and 1400 mm, which requires high-level manufacturing technologies.

Note that RMT Valvomeccanica S.r.l. is part of the GIVA Group, one of the leading international manufacturers of valves and actuators with a full production cycle, including metallurgy and manufacturing of valve body blanks, balls and other valve parts. GIVA Group also manufactures actuators and control systems for valves. This allows the company to control the quality level of manufacturing from valve blanks and components to the final products.

“We are working with the best domestic and international equipment manufacturers to ensure reliable and safe operation of the Gas Transmission System,” said Sergiy Makogon, General Director of GTSOU, commenting on cooperation with the Italian manufacturer. – Replacement of the old valves with the new ones, which, after all, are made by RMT VALVOMECCANICA S.r.l., a leading manufacturer, will help decrease the operation and maintenance costs, minimize gas leaks related to technical incidents and gas losses caused by physically worn-out shut-off valves, increase energy efficiency. But most importantly, it will enhance the reliability of GTS operation, which will contribute to strengthening the position of Gas TSO of Ukraine as a reliable gas transiter to Europe.»

Within the framework of the modernization program for the gas transmission system, Gas TSO of Ukraine supports the national producer. However, compliance with the required technical specifications and final price offer remain the decisive aspect. In a competitive marketplace Prozorro, RMT Valvomeccanica S.r.l. offered optimal price offer for modern technological equipment that meets all the requirements. The total contract value is € 6.5 million.

«The cooperation of one of the world’s largest gas transmission system operators – GTSOU, and one of the best manufacturers of shut-off valves – RMT Valvomeccanica S.r.l, is a guarantee of long-term continuous supply of natural gas to consumers in Europe and Ukraine,» commented Executive Director of RMT Valvomeccanica S.r.I Giovanni Gilardi. – We produce ball valves, starting from remelting ore and scrap-metal and ending with actuators of our own production, and offer our product on the principle of “one stop shop”. We control every step of our supply chain and guarantee the delivery of a top-class product. The company is also a world leader in the sphere of “After Sales Service”, our mobile teams conduct service and testing of our cranes from platforms in tropical seas to gas pipelines in the Arctic Circle.»

Director of production support Gas TSO of Ukraine Oleh Chertikhin and Executive Director of RMT Valvomeccanica S.r.I Giovanni Gilard

Reference: Pipeline fittings installed on the linear part of main gas pipelines, pig launcher and receiver stations, process piping systems of compressor stations, gas distribution stations, underground gas storages, gas metering stations, discharge measurement station, gas treatment units, designed to ensure flow shutoff of working medium – natural gas without changing the flow area.

A ball valve is a shut-off valve designed to block the flow of the working medium, which has a spherical shut-off element rotating around an axis perpendicular to the direction of flow.