On 6 June 2019, Transneft signed three mutual cooperation agreements within St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: with Tula Region, Pskov Region and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (YaNAA).
The documents were signed by President of Transneft Nikolay Tokarev, governor of Tula Region Alexey Dyumin, governor of Pskov Region Mikhail Vedernikov and governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area Dmitry Artyukhov.
The documents signed set out the following cooperation priorities:
- further economic development, improvement of the investment environment, creating favourable conditions for addressing key social objectives of the three regions of the Russian Federation (including in the course of operating oil and petroleum products trunk pipelines’ facilities in their territory);
- construction of infrastructure facilities;
- ensuring safe operation of oil and petroleum products trunk pipeline facilities in the territory of Pskov and Tula Regions as well as YaNAA;
- implementation of the Company’s social projects and programmes.
Developing relations between Transneft subsidiaries and contractor companies based in the territory of the said regions as well as the Company’s involvement in the development of the region’s social infrastructure are the most promising areas of interaction between the parties.
Running through the territory of YaNAA is the Zapolyarye – Purpe oil trunk pipeline, the northernmost pipeline in the world, with 8 oil pumping stations and 8 oil heating stations located here. With more than 1,900 people working at the Company’s facilities in the area, it is one of the largest taxpayers in the region. Transneft also takes part in creating social infrastructure in YaNAA, building numerous roads and bridges, residential projects and sports grounds, repairing nurseries, schools and hospitals.
Running through the territory of Pskov Region is a section of the Surgut – Polotsk oil trunk pipeline leading to the Russian-Belorussian border. Located in the city of Velikiye Luki is Transneftemash Factory of Velikiye Luki. The factory’s main activity is development, manufacture and maintenance of specialised products for the construction, operation and repair of oil trunk pipeline facilities. The factory’s products are used in Russia, Belarussia and Ukraine. A total of more than 1,000 Transneft’s employees work in the territory of the region. The Company is active in supporting the region, allocating funds to repair and buy equipment for medical institutions, educational and cultural facilities, including for the Izborsk state preserve museum. In 2019, the plan calls for gratuitous transfer of an eight-storey administrative building owned by the Company to the city of Velikiye Luki as a donation for creating Kvantorium, a children’s technopark.
Running through the territory of Tula Region is a section of the Ryazan – Tula – Orel petroleum products trunk pipeline. A petroleum products pumping station and other operating facilities are also located there. The Company’s headcount in the region nears 250 employees. As part of the Company’s charitable activities, a lyceum and the Solnyshko nursery school were repaired. The schools are parts of Kireevsky Tsentr Obrazovaniya No. 2 (Kireev Education Centre No. 2), the largest educational institution in the region.
Pictured (from left to right): Governor of Pskov Region Mikhail Vedernikov and President of Transneft Nikolay Tokarev