Agreement to Develop Innovative Inspection Tool Signed

22 March 2019

On 19 March 2019, an agreement was signed between Transneft, Transneft Diascan, the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs of RUSNANO and Tubot on the development of an innovative inspection tool for performing diagnostic inspection of process pipelines.

The draft agreement was developed as part of interaction between Transneft and RUSNANO Group to promote one of the promising areas of Transneft’s technological development (a robotic device for in-line cleaning and inspection of process pipelines and sections with sophisticated geometry).

In 2017, Transneft developed the concept of creating a robotic suite for in-line inspection of process pipelines, involving the development and production of a robotic chassis, as well as a magnetic measuring system.

On behalf of RUSNANO Group, the development and manufacture of a robotic chassis is carried out by Tubot which was founded on the basis of the Nanotechnology Centre of SYGMA.Novosibirsk, whereas Transneft Diascan is responsible for the development and manufacture of a magnetic measuring system.

The document was signed by Vice President of Transneft Pavel Muroz, General Director of Transneft Diascan Sergey Ermish, Deputy CEO for Implementation of Infrastructure Projects, Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (RUSNANO Group) Ruslan Titov and Director General of the Managing Organization SYGMA.Novosibirsk Boris Galkin.

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The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.

The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Sergey Kulikov.