“Gazprom” for the first time in 2013 gave a big contract “Stroygazconsulting”

“Stroygazconsulting” in 2015 under new owners, has awarded a contract for the construction of 239 km of the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia” to 21.1 billion rubles, said Wednesday the “Vedomosti”, citing a source close to the company, and a person close to one of shareholders. This is the first in a row of “Stroygazconsulting” on the construction of the “Power of Siberia” and the first known major company with “Gazprom” in 2013, the newspaper said, citing one of his companions. The representative of “Stroygazconsulting” declined to comment.

Information about what stroygazconsulting got this contract, confirmed RBC a source close to the company, a source close to its competitors. According to the latter, “stroygazconsulting” in may brought the technique to the area of operations. In a press-service “Gazprom” does not comment on the purchase.

The information that Gazprom has signed a contract worth RUB 21.1 bn with a single supplier for the construction of the “Power of Siberia” KS-2 “Olekminsky” COP — 3 “Amginsky” (555,8–794,8 km), is in the materials on the procurement website. But who exactly was the contractor, there is not specified.

Stroygazconsulting-based participant in the Russian Forbes list by Ziyad Manasir (140-e a place, assessment — $0.6 billion), began working on the largest construction projects of “Gazprom” in 1996. Four years ago, the company was among the largest contractors of the monopoly. According to estimates Forbes, from 2008 to 2012 stroygazconsulting has received from “Gazprom” contracts for the construction amounting to more than 800 billion rubles.

“Stroygazconsulting” deteriorated sharply in 2013, when the company won the tenders of only 35 billion rubles in the Summer of 2013 Manasir complained to the Executive Secretary of the presidential Commission for fuel and Energy, Igor Sechin, Gazprom delays the calculations and gives new contracts. In 2014 stroygazconsulting has not received any new contract. According to SPARK, in 2014 the company reported a net loss of 5 billion rubles, and its revenue fell to 109.2 billion RUB from 203,9 billion.

As he wrote RBC, in January 2015, the President of Stroygazconsulting Mikhail Yakibchuk sent a letter to the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, in which he said that due to the critical financial situation the company was forced to suspend work at the facilities of the monopoly. Stroygazconsulting imprisoned under contracts “Gazprom”, the absence of such a powerful customer — a huge problem, explained the source of RBC, close to the contractor. The company had the effect of nesting dolls: when the business grew, the increased commitments, and now everything is collapsing, said the interlocutor of RBC.

In the spring of 2015, “Stroygazconsulting” has changed owners Gazprombank and the Fund under the management of the UCP Ilya Sherbovich bought the company from the Manasir and his partner Ruslan Baysarov (status, according to Forbes, and us $0.9 bn, 89th place in the Russian list), which in 2013 purchased 30% of the company from its founder. After the change of shareholders stroygazconsulting again to work on “Gazprom”. In 2015, the company received from Gazprom contracts by 20.2 billion rubles for January—March 2016 — 18.2 billion rubles. This allowed “Stroygazconsulting” return of the largest contractors of “Gazprom” together with the “Stroygazmontazh” Arkady Rotenberg (status, according to Forbes, the $1-billion, 75-th place) and “Stroytransgaz” Gennady Timchenko (state assessment of $11.4 billion, 5-th place).