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August 11, 2008

Rosatom State Corporation and Integra Group sign cooperation agreement

Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation and Uralmash – VNIIBT, a subsidiary of Integra Group, have signed a cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, both parties have agreed to work together in drilling and oilfield service equipment manufacturing. In addition, they also agreed to promote their products into the Russian and international markets. To implement this agreement, joint expert and working groups will be set up to work together on the areas of cooperation. 

Both parties believe the agreement will deliver increased volumes of drilling and oilfield service equipment manufactured, as well as improve product and service quality and reduce delivery time. 

Uralmash-VNIIBT having significantly increased the volume of outsourced orders in the last five years, intends to reduce the number of contracting parties, giving a preference to large enterprises with solid production potential and unique technologies. At the same time Rosatom’s share of Uralmash-VNIIBT’s outsourced orders will significantly increase.

Vitaly Tkachev, Integra’s Executive Vice President for Equipment Manufacturing and President of Uralmash-VNIIBT said:

“We are very grateful to Rosatom State Corporation for this unique opportunity from which both parties will benefit.

“We are looking forward to combining our efforts in capturing new oilfield service equipment market opportunities, including on international markets, joining our efforts in development and marketing of new high tech oil and gas equipment.

“Together we will be able to develop programs that will replace the import of equipment delivery for Russian and international oil and gas majors. I am sure that the cooperation of Uralmash-VNIIBT and Rosatom State Corporation will become an example of effective strategic partnerships between state corporation and public Russian companies, in the sphere of production of high tech, science intensive conversion products.”

Note for editors

Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation is responsible for the implementation of the unified management of nuclear energy in Russia. Rosatom unifies enterprises involved in the areas of nuclear-weapon and nuclear-energy complexes, fundamental science and radiation security.

Integra Group

Integra Group is a leading Russian independent provider of onshore oilfield services and is also a leading manufacturer in the Russian Federation of drilling rigs with heavy lifting capacity, cementing equipment and certain specialized equipment used in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

Integra Group operates in the drilling, workover, seismic and geophysics sectors and manufactures oilfield services equipment.  Integra Group has oilfield services operations in all major oil and gas producing regions in Russia and in many other CIS countries. Its customer base includes major Russian and international oil and gas companies operating in Russia and CIS.

Established in March 2004, Integra Group has, through 17 strategic acquisitions, become one of the leading companies in the oilfield services and equipment manufacturing sectors of the Russian market and employs over 23 000 people.

Since February 27, 2007, Integra Group has been traded on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “INTE”.


Rosatom State Corporation

Press Department 

Sergey Novikov

Head of Department

Tel. +7 499 949 4650

Integra Group 

Andrei Machanskis Head of Investor Relations Tel. +7 495 933 0621


Alla Sapun

Press Secretary

Tel. +7 495 933 0621


Financial Dynamics 

Jonathon Brill, Edward Westropp London Tel. +44 20 7269 7170

Galina Lyssenko


Tel. +7 495 795 0623


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