In the photo: Transneft President Nikolay Tokarev is handing corporate awards
Employees of Transneft and its subsidiaries received departmental and corporate awards following the completion of construction and commissioning of the Zapolyarye – Purpe and Kuyumba – Tayshet oil pipelines.
The awarding ceremony took place in Moscow on 24 March 2017. Participating in the ceremony were President of Transneft Nikolay Tokarev, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Anton Inyutsyn, and Deputy Chairperson of the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service Svetlana Radionova. From Transneft, the event was also attended by First Vice President Mikhail Grishanin and Vice Presidents Sergey Andronov, Boris Korol, and Aleksey Sapsay.
Awards went to employees of Transneft, Transneft Siberia, PMC ESPO, Giprotruboprovod, Transneft Supervision, Transneft R&D, Transneft Finance, and Svyaztransneft.
Representatives of the contractors Vozrozhdenie and StroyResurs also received acknowledgements from the Ministry.
Overall, 55 workers of Transneft, its subsidiaries, and contractors were celebrated with corporate and departmental awards for their great contribution to the investment projects of building new oil trunk pipelines, Zapolyarye – Purpe and Kuyumba – Tayshet: 12 people were handed a diploma of honour from the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation; 33 people received a letter of appreciation from the Ministry; 6 persons were awarded a diploma of honour from Transneft, and 4 workers received a letter of appreciation from the Company.
The Zapolyarye – Purpe and Kuyumba – Tayshet oil pipelines were launched into operation on 18 January 2017 by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin via video-teleconference from Moscow.
The Zapolyarye – Purpe oil pipeline, 488 km in length and up to 45 million tonnes a year in capacity, is part of the Zapolyarye – Purpe – Samotlor pipeline system. The Kuyumba – Tayshet oil trunk pipeline is 697 km in length and up to 15 million tonnes a year in capacity.
The projects’ aims are: the inclusion of new fields in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District and Krasnoyarsk region with the resource potential of 2 billion tonnes of crude in the system of oil trunk pipelines in the Russian Federation; ensuring the crude oil transportation to Russian refineries; widening the potential of export deliveries; and diversification of Russian oil transportation routes in the direction of Asia-Pacific markets.
In the photo: The awarding ceremony