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From 28 February to 1 March, a youth forum "Tomorrow is with us" was held in Nizhnekamsk at the children's recreation camp "Youth" PJSC "Nizhnekamskneftekhim" The main purpose of the event was to expand the company’s interface with educational institutions of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Russian Federation to involve the staff to the Company.
Nearly 200 people attended the forum. Most of them were students from 14 educational institutions from Nizhnekamsk, Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa, Samara, Yoshkar-Ola and Moscow. And experts in various fields, well-known bloggers were invited to the event.
An extensive program was presented to the forum participants for three days. The first day of the event began with a kind of familiarization; it took place in the territory of the youth recreation camp "Youth". Working young people of the enterprise met the guests there. Camp counselors helped to settle in the buildings, answered the questions of
- It is very nice that we can also help our guests with anything; to give them orientation, hints, tell those more about our Company, the advantages of working here, social guarantees, and working conditions. I hope that students will be interested in Nizhnekamskneftekhim and come to work for us, said counselor Ms. Gulia Valiullina.
The main event of the first day of the forum was a tour to the main production facilities of Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Before getting to the industrial hub, the young people underwent safety induction training; they were also offered some special clothing and personal protective equipment. Future petrochemical specialists visited the factories of synthetic and butyl rubber, plastics, and familiarized themselves with the latest technologies for wastewater treatment at biological treatment plants.
“I have always had an idea that wastewater treatment plants occupy a large area.” In addition, here everything is compact. The main thing is that the extent of treatment is very high. They explained everything in detail, it is very interesting,” student of KNITU, Mr. Ilnaz Sagdeev shared his impressions.
The excursion to the production site smoothly passed to familiarization with the major sightseeing of Nizhnekamsk. And the evening of the first day ended with the intellectual game “Quiz Time” and a meeting with the guest of honor - a famous blogger, showman, Mr. Arthur Shamgunov.
The next day was no less busy. It began with a “chemical” charge in the fresh air. Being charged with the energy boost, the young people went to meet Mr. Vladimir Marconi, the popular Russian concert host, a correspondent for the Evening Urgant program. It was him who opened the solemn part of the forum too, the guests were Mr. Irek Aglyamov, the First Deputy General Director - chief engineer of PJSC "Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Mr. Timur Shigabutdinov, Deputy General Director - Commercial Director, Mr. Rodion Bulashov, Deputy General Director for personnel and social affairs, Mr. Fanis Murtazin, Chairman of the Trade Union, representatives of the city administration and specialized educational institutions.
Irek Aglyamov warmly welcomed the forum participants.
- The Company employs over 15 000 people, a little less than half of the staff are young people under 35 years. At all times, young people remain the most progressive part of the society, its driving force; thanks to the all-or-nothing mentality of young people, the most ambitious dreams and projects come to life. We called our forum "Tomorrow is with us." Tomorrow is with us, smart, hardworking, bold, active, creative people striving to make the world a better and safer place! - said the Chief engineer.
On behalf of the head of the Nizhnekamsk Municipal Region (NMR), the Mayor of Nizhnekamsk, Aidar Metshin, Ms. Aigul Aitova, Head of the Department for Youth Affairs of the NMR, appeared on the stage. She wished students to make the right choice of profession and invited them to stay and work in Nizhnekamsk, which is a city-forming enterprise.
Then a hot discussion began for over two hours. Young people spoke on a variety of topics: the pros and cons of living in small towns, the advantages of working at large enterprises, the level of wages, the scientific potential of Nizhnekamskneftekhim. The Company managers shared their personal experience to push fortune, talked about the opportunities that the Company has for young professionals. It was live communication with the audience on the topics of employment, training, career growth.
- Such a format of the forum was not chosen by chance. We would like the young people to be able to get to know each other, make friends, socialize, and exchange their opinions and impressions. Talk with the management of Nizhnekamskneftekhim; ask any questions, we tried to answer all of them as much as possible. We invited the students from all over Russia with good reason, since Nizhnekamskneftekhim is a global company that strives for international markets, we wish to see the best graduates of specialized universities of the Russian Federation in the Nizhnekamsk petrochemical cluster, ”said Rodion Bulashov, Deputy General Director for Human Resources and Social Affairs.
- Such events are very important for Nizhnekamskneftekhim. There are many rumors, tales about petrochemical activity, about production, that it has some negative factors; a lot is attributed to the environment. One of our challenges is to explain, to show that it is not like that. The young people themselves must see the picture, the Company's production facilities - how you can work here, what prospects we have here, how the social package works, what sports orientations and types of recreation we have” said Timur Shigabutdinov, Deputy General Director and Commercial Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, summing up the meeting.
After the discussion, students still had many nice surprises. Young people took part in various master classes, where they learned to perform in public, acting, interviewing, making leather bracelets, cocktails, promoting YouTube channel and even more than that.
The final third day of the youth forum “Tomorrow is with us” has become no less memorable. The real race car of the TAIF motorsport team, the bus of the Neftekhimik football club, and the mascot of the Neftekhimik hockey club in it, a wolf cub and an astronaut, symbolizing the flights of the future, appeared in the camp.
Sports starts took place the same day. The best student teams won prizes and gifts. And the most active forum participants were awarded with the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch, EarPods.
The three-day long holiday marathon ended with a final flash mob and shooting a video.
The RT President Rustam Minnikhanov introduced Mr. Airat Safin, the new Director General of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim to the Tatarstan Directorate Corpus at the meeting of the Board of Directors of Tatneftekhiminvest-holding, which was held on 28 February in Kazan, According to him, he went a glorious career, working first at Nizhnekamskneftekhim, and then at Kazanorgsintez.
- Get to know him better; it will be good for you. He is a native of Nizhnekamsk, he worked in Kazan and is now returning to his homeland,” Tatarstan President recommended Safin to the Director’s Corpus.
Mr. Azat Bikmurzin, the former head of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, received a medal of the Order of Merit for the Republic of Tatarstan for successful and many years fruitful work from the President’s hands. He was at the top of the Company from 2014 to 2020. He announced his desire to resign from the post of General Director on February 27 at the meeting of the Board of Directors of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. The shareholders supported his decision.
Airat Foatovich Safin, the General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim is from Nizhnekamsk. He is a third-generation chemical engineer. His father is a veteran of Nizhnekamskneftekhim. For many years, Airat worked as an apprentice at the SK plant.
- Nizhnekamsk is my homeland, my land, here I was born and my children were born here too. My fortune is that after 15 years I returned to my hometown, to my hometown,” says Airat Safin. - The challenges set forth by the management and shareholders of TAIF JSC, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, are to proceed with rewarding development of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, through the implementation of investment projects that are aimed at 2030. The intention is to improve the economic performance of the enterprise, increase the payment of taxes to the republican and federal budgets. Strengthening work in the sphere of environment and industrial safety, and continuation of activities in the social sphere.”
Over the years of his active work, Airat Safin called for the attention of the management of TAIF JSC for the shown competence and achievements in his work. It took its toll - he was noticed and put forward a proposal on his candidacy for the post of General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, which was approved by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov.
Safin Airat Foatovich
Born: 01.08.1975 in Nizhnekamsk.
Education: Kazan State Technological University specializing in Machines and Vessels for Chemical Production and Building Material Enterprises (1998), Kazan State Technological University specializing in Economics and Enterprise Management (2000).
1992-1996 - motor mechanic, batteryman of the motor transport workshop of the JSC Nizhnekamsk Plant of Civil and Steel Structures (Nizhnekamsk)
1996—1997 - Head of Sales, OOO Company Fundament, Moscow
1997-1997 – Fitter of the mechanical-repair workshop of Production No. 1, Synthetic Rubber Production Plant, JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk)
1997-1999 – Operator of catalyst preparation, chemical agent production for the rubber polymerization shop of the Synthetic Rubber Plant, JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk)
1999-2001 - Head of the departments for the rubber polymerization shop, Synthetic Rubber Plant of JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk)
2001-2003 - Mechanic of the polystyrene production workshop for Polystyrene Production Plant and Gas Condensate Processing Unit, JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk)
2003-2004 - Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer of Polystyrene Production Plant and Gas Condensate Processing Unit, JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk)
2004-2005 - Head of the styrene polymerization workshop of Polystyrene Production Plant and Gas Condensate Processing Unit, JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk)
2005—2013 - Head of the workshop for diphenyl and polycarbonate synthesis, Polycarbonate Plant of Kazanorgsintez PJSC (Kazan)
2013 - Chief Process Engineer, Ethylene Plant, Kazanorgsintez PJSC (Kazan)
2013—2020 - Director of Ethylene Plant, PJSC Kazanorgsintez (Kazan)
Awards: appreciation by JSC Kazanorgsintez (2006); badge “Excellence in invention and innovation” (2012); certificate of honor of the administration of the Kirov and Moscow districts of Kazan (2017); badge "60 years to the society of inventors and innovators of the Republic of Tatarstan" (2018).
Marital status: married, has a son and two daughters.
A youth forum "Tomorrow is with us" will be held in Nizhnekamsk at the children's recreation camp "Youth" PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim The main purpose of the event was to expand the company’s interface with educational institutions of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Russian Federation to involve the staff to the Company.
Nearly 200 people will attend the forum. Most of them are students from 14 educational institutions from Nizhnekamsk, Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa, Samara, Yoshkar-Ola and Moscow. And experts in various fields of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, well-known bloggers will invited to the event.
An extensive program will be presented to the forum participants for three days, from 28 February to 1 March. On 28 February, they will have an excursion to the production facilities of the Company, visit biological treatment plants and have a kind of familiarization with the major sightseeing of Nizhnekamsk .After the excursion they will meet for intellectual game “Quiz time”.
The first day of the forum will end with an evening of acquaintances where performance of Club of the Funny and Inventive (KVN) is scheduled by the name of Prospekt Khimikov and participants pf creative team “Beznen Zaman”.
On 29 February and 1 March the days will be no less busy, the forum participants will have educational master-classes, discussions and entertainments and intellectual games; they will meet specialists and managers of the enterprise.
On 27 February, an unscheduled meeting of the Board of Directors of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim took place
in Nizhnekamsk, under the supervision of Mr. Ruslan Shigabutdinov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, and Director General of TAIF JSC.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Albert Karimov, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The Board of Directors of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim decided to terminate the powers of Mr. Azat Bikmurzin, General Director, due to his transfer to another job. The members of the Board of Directors thanked Azat Bikmurzin for many years of fruitful work at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
Mr. Airat F. Safin, who formally served as Director of Ethylene Plant, Kazanorgsintez PJSC, was elected the new General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
The Board of Directors took the prepared draft Business Plan of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim tol 2025 as a basis.
On 22 February, a military-technical sports relay race of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim took place at children's holiday camp “Youth” on the eve of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, which was dedicated to two important events of this year - the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the TASSR. Participants of the competition were employees of structural departments of the Company, affiliates, and students of the College of Petrochemicals and Oil Refining named after Nikolai Lemaev. That day total 30 teams went to the start.
Before the relay race, the audience was warmly welcomed by Rodion Bulashov, Deputy General Director for Human Resources and Social Affairs of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Fanis Murtazin, Chairman of the Trade Union, Olga Lantsova, Head of the Neftekhimik search team, Mr. Alexander Klipachev, Head of the physical education and sports department of the executive committee of NMR. Mr. Anas Sh. Khairullin, the participant of the Great Patriotic War, a veteran of PJSC "Nizhnekamskneftekhim was the honored guest of the event; he addressed the participants in the relay with summing-up words.
The competition had 5 stages. The teams started in turn according to the draw. First, the participants answered 8 (eight) questions about the Great Patriotic War, then they performed the transmission and reception of the radiogram, and also demonstrated the car figure driving. Then - skiing and target shooting with an air rifle was done. In addition, the teams competed to be able to assemble and disassemble the gun. And sports dexterity and endurance came in handy when throwing grenades and passing an obstacle course - this stage was the final in the relay.
For errors in completing tasks, teams received 10 seconds of the penalty time each, and failure to pass at least one of the stages threatened the participants with withdrawal from the competition. The winner was determined by the amount of time the team spent on the entire distance and taking into account the penalty seconds.
According to the results of all types of competitions in the 1st group, the team of the Butadiene and Hydrocarbons Feedstock Plant won, the representatives of the SPS Plant became the second, the specialists from the equipment repair center took the third place.In group 2, the best recognized team of the College of Petrochemicals and Oil Refining named after Nikolai Lemaev, the silver went to the NTC team, and bronze - to representatives of UE and RE-1.
19 February 2020, a contract was signed for a range of construction and installation works at the head office of TAIF JSC, between PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Gemont, International Turkish Construction Company under the project of Construction of the EP-600 Olefin Complex.
The contract was signed by Mr. Azat Bikmurzin, General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and by Mr. Mukhittin Aktash, General Director of Gemont. Mr. Ruslan Shigabutdinov, General Director of TAIF JSC, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, and Mr Anand Shigabutdinov, the Chief Advisor to the General Director of TAIF JSC for Development, and other Company representatives attended the signing ceremony. .
Gemont was selected based on the results of 2 stages of the tender; it presented the best offer from both a technical and economic point of view.
More than a year ago, the specialists of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim performed a market analysis of international construction companies aiming to invite them to participate in a tender for a complex of construction and installation works on the project "Construction of the Olefin Complex EP-600". Twenty nine (29) large construction companies from around the world were reviewed, including from India, China, South Korea, Turkey and Japan. Upon the result of the tender, Gemont was selected.
During the peak period of the construction of the complex, it plans to mobilize more than 6 000 workers for the construction site in Nizhnekamsk. The planned completion date of construction and installation works is July 2023.
The wages of employees of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim will increase from 1 February 2020.
Already in March, a pleasant surprise - wages will rise again from 1 February in the pay sheets for the salary of February of petrochemical employees. For each employee, it will change individually and on average will increase by 5 to 15%. The executive management came up with a proposal to increase wages and salaries, and found the absolute support of the company's shareholders. To this end, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim approved the new Regulation on bonuses and increased the premium for all structural divisions. For technological plants and repair services, the calculation of the base rate has been changed differentially, based on the category of personnel, the specificity and complexity of the production facilities.
The new qualification procedure, and the prevention of industrial accidents, formed the basis for continuing education courses in industrial and energy safety, arranged for employees of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Classes began on 12 February at the College of Petrochemistry and Oil Refining after Nikolai Lemaev. The listeners were managers and specialists responsible for labor safety in their units – total nearly 250 persons.
During the training, experienced lecturers will conduct classes according to a specially developed program that meets the new regulatory documents.
- Training on Industrial safety provides for the students such knowledge that will help them perform their activities and ensure the optimal level of safety during the operation of hazardous facilities. At the end of classes, the Company's employees will receive certificates that will be valid for 5 years,” said Ms. Ilsoyar Ismagilova, Head of the Labor Safety Group.
Moreover, passing of this training is associated with the entry into force of new requirements for the training and qualification (of employees and managers) of executives and specialists.
From November 2019, qualification of industrial and energy safety knowledge of employees has been examined using a single testing portal connected to RosTekhNadzor.
- Assessment of the knowledge of employees of Nizhnekamskneftekhim implies passing examination on a computer. Each test includes 20 questions on the general rules and fundamentals of industrial and energy safety, gas facilities operating under pressure and other areas of certification.
On average, each attested person will answer 10 tests; 20 minutes are dedicated to each test. Currently, the Company is working on the preparation of the premises for qualification testing - the necessary computer equipment and video cameras are being purchased, said Mr. Dmitry Krasnov, Acting Deputy Head of the Industrial Safety Control Department of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim has developed a mobile application "My Neftekhim", which, in addition to employees of the Company, can be used by everybody. The application has public sections, including bus timetable, Company digest news and current vacancies. Additional services are available for the Company staff: application for certificates and certified copies of documents, viewing payroll sheets, access to a corporate telephone directory, etc.
The My Neftekhim application was developed for Android and iOS, the two most popular operating systems for smartphones, and is available for free download on the App Store and Play Market.
Employees of the Company are actively connected to the application, receiving a login and password to their personal accounts. By installing “My Neftekhim”, petrochemical employees will be able to take full advantage of the information systems of the Company.
Currently, IT specialists of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim proceed with improvements and expansion of the application functionality, considering its integration with the resources management system and other services of the Company. The immediate plans of specialists include a display of information of the employee’s working hours schedule, data on seniority, hazardous-duty pay, vacations and career promotions, and launching business travel control functionality.
Over 12500 employees of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim had various types of training in 2019. The Company's training center conducts multifaceted work to provide the production facilities with highly professional staff. To do this, he has a perpetual license of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan to train staff in more than 100 disciplines and working professions. The priority is in-house training, which implies less distraction of staff from work, and allows providing up to 90% of the total training need.
1,971 workers were trained at industrial and technical courses, and 3,817 - at special-purpose courses, 638 workers received a second profession.Personnel training is carried out continuously in accordance with the requirements of regulatory documents and the frequency of training. Beginning in January 2020, the training center hosts advanced training courses in working professions, such as an operator, fitter, electrician, laboratory assistant, etc. For newly hired employees, special courses were organized for maintenance of pressure vessels, gas consumption and gas distribution systems, maintenance and repair of explosion-proof electrical equipment, etc.