This link came about as a result of the construction of a gas transport network in the Tuapse district of Krasnodar region, by the Black Sea.
In December 2020, the high-pressure Druzhba-Novomikhailovskoye gas pipeline started operations and six months later a distribution branch was linked to it – it ran for 4.4 km and made possible gas supplies to the boiler set-up, which had previously operated on fuel oil and diesel.
“The completion of the Orlyonok project will boost the development of the national children’s centre and nearby areas,” said Gazprom Mezhregional’s General Director, Sergei Gustov.
“It is particularly gratifying that this important event was attended by ‘graduates’ of Orlyonok who came from different parts of the country, where large-scale connection to the gas network is proceeding.”
Connecting Orlyonok is part of a development programme for gas supplies in Krasnodar region, with Gazprom planning to spend 4.186 billion roubles ($56.3 million) from 2021-2025. The company is to build 19 gas pipelines to link different villages over a distance of 250 km. That will lead to further extensions to the gas network, which expanded in the region from 70.1 % to 91 % from 2005 to 2020.