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    NOVI URENGOI, SIBERIA, USSR.

    A new railway, built to link the Siberian city of Novi Urengoi with the European part of the Soviet Union has been finished.

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    1. GV AND PAN City of Novi Urengoi, streets covered with snow (3 shots) 0.28
    2. GV PAN DOWN Flying helicopter, truck carrying pipes 0.54
    3. SV PULL BACK TO GV & PAN Long train moving slowly carrying machines 1.24
    4. GV Trucks on street 1.27
    5. SV Pipes covered with snow 1.31
    6. SVs Traced vehicles dragging pipes (7 shots) 1.55
    7. SV PAN Automatic welding unit inserted in a pipe, two pipes being welded (2 shots) 2.05
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    Background: NOVI URENGOI, SIBERIA, USSR.

    A new railway, built to link the Siberian city of Novi Urengoi with the European part of the Soviet Union has been finished. Novi Urengoi will be the starting point of the Siberia-to-Western Europe gas pipeline due to be completed in 1984. Because of the natural gas resources in the area, Novi Urengoi has become a boom-town in recent years. It has now a population of 50,000 and 1300 more people come to live there every month. But the lack of communications between Novi Urengoi and the major industrial centres of the Soviet Union was a hindrance to the development of the gas resources. The new railway has now cut the time for the carriage of freight considerably. The gas pipeline itself will eventually be 4,450 kilometres long, and two-thirds of it is now completed. Many technical problems had to be solved during the construction. For example, in the welding of pipes, an automatic unit now welds two pipes together in about four minutes; a process which previously took a welder nearly an hour. The machine is designed to operate at extreme low temperatures and can work at up to 50 degrees Centigrade below zero. When completed, the pipeline will provide much of Western Europe's gas needs. This had led to arguments between the United States and Western European nations. The United States is afraid the pipeline will make the European countries too dependent on the Soviet Union and has, accordingly announced an embargo on the supply of gas and pipeline technology to the Soviet Union. Despite this, several European companies have broken the embargo and have supplied the Soviet Union with pipeline equipment.

    Source: TSS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6WVZS2MJGLIUKDLY07ZTN897Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WVZS2MJGLIUKDLY07ZTN897Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
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    N/A

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