Petro-China Makes Every Effort To Promote The Localization Of Key Equipment

- May 11, 2020-

The National Energy Administration held a ceremonious ceremony at Diaoyutai state guesthouse to launch and sign a contract for the localization of key equipment for the long-distance natural gas pipeline. Zhang Guobao, deputy director of the national development and Reform Commission and director of the national energy administration, analyzed at the launch ceremony that this winter came early and snowed heavily. Compared with the summer, the winter gas consumption is the peak, and the price of natural gas is cheaper than gasoline. These three factors lead to the rapid growth of natural gas demand. Although the natural gas production enterprises of PetroChina and Sinopec have been overloaded, the west east gas transmission pipeline and other gathering and transmission pipelines have been overloaded, and the transmission capacity of the west east gas transmission line with a design capacity of 12 billion cubic meters has reached 17 billion cubic meters, the contradiction between supply and demand is still very prominent. In order to alleviate the current tight situation of natural gas supply, various parties are taking a series of countermeasures. For example, PetroChina rents the newly built liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Shanghai, imports LNG from abroad to increase the gas supply in the east coast and the South; in order to increase the supply of natural gas, PetroChina's projects of introducing foreign natural gas resources - Central Asia natural gas pipeline and the west section of the second west east gas pipeline project will be put into operation at the end of the year. In addition, PetroChina has stepped up its exploration of natural gas, started the research and development of unconventional natural gas such as shale gas, and actively considered the construction of the third Shaanxi Beijing line, the second phase of Central Asia natural gas pipeline and some branch natural gas pipelines, so as to fundamentally alleviate the contradiction between supply and demand caused by the rapid growth of natural gas demand.

 

Zhang Guobao stressed that in the next ten years, China's natural gas industry and natural gas pipeline network construction will have great development. The second west to east gas pipeline project is a landmark project in the central government's series of plans to expand domestic demand. Its construction and operation will effectively alleviate the shortage of natural gas supply and demand. The orderly localization of key equipment of the pipeline benefits from the close cooperation and mutual support of relevant units. Next, all relevant units shall closely rely on the second west east gas pipeline project to realize the localization of key equipment of the natural gas pipeline, so that the second west east gas pipeline project can really play the role of expanding domestic demand, adjusting structure and maintaining growth. PetroChina should continue to support the localization of key pipeline equipment, and the equipment manufacturing enterprises undertaking research and development tasks should seize the opportunity to build the second west east gas pipeline into a first-class project and a demonstration project to promote the independence of major technical equipment.

 

Liao Yongyong, deputy general manager of the group, said that the state attaches great importance to the localization of key equipment for long-distance natural gas pipeline. As the construction and operation unit of long-distance natural gas pipeline and the end-user of key equipment, PetroChina will undertake the task of localization of key equipment of long-distance natural gas pipeline, and fully support and promote the localization industry. Liao Yongyong said that PetroChina attaches great importance to the localization of key equipment and has established and improved the organization of localization. First, a leading group headed by leaders of the group company has been set up to be specially responsible for the coordination of localization. The leading group shall hold an office meeting once a month to study and solve the problems in the work and continuously promote the localization work. Second, establish a working group for scientific and technological research and on-site implementation, set up major scientific and technological projects for localization of key equipment, form a strategic alliance with domestic advantageous enterprises, and focus on advantageous forces to organize the technical research for localization of key equipment and the test and application in the second line project of West East gas transmission.

The reporter learned from the science and Technology Management Department of CNPC that in June 2007, PetroChina launched a major science and technology project on Key Technology Research of the second west to east gas pipeline project, aiming at the key technical problems such as X80 high-grade large-diameter steel pipes and pipe manufacturing restricting the second West Pipeline Project, and organized more than 1000 people from more than 20 units inside and outside the company to carry out systematic research. At present, five categories and nine new products of X80 steel, including 18.4mm spiral welded pipe, 22mm straight welded pipe, elbow, pipe fitting, welding wire flux, have all realized localization, with remarkable economic and social benefits, and accumulated valuable experience for localization of key equipment of natural gas long-distance pipeline in the future.

According to the overall arrangement of key equipment localization and the demand of key equipment for long-distance natural gas transmission pipeline of the national energy administration, PetroChina established a major science and technology special project in May 2009, focusing on the localization of gas drive compressor unit, electric drive compressor unit and large-diameter valve, and determined to be organized and implemented by the west east gas transmission pipeline company. Huang Zejun, general manager of the west east gas pipeline company, said that the special research has made progress, laying a good foundation for the localization of key equipment of the long-distance natural gas pipeline. After the start-up ceremony, CNPC West to east gas transmission company signed the development contract of electric drive compressor unit, the development contract of large ball valve and the development agreement of gas drive compressor unit with Shenyang Blower Group Company, Shanghai electric motor plant of Shanghai Electric Group, Harbin electric motor plant ac / DC Motor Co., Ltd. and other domestic equipment manufacturing enterprises and research institutes.