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The first in this year were 15 young specialists who joined the ranks of technicians (instrumentation and automation), all of them are graduates of Petrochemistry and Oil Refining College named after N.V. Lemayev in Nizhnekamsk. Welcoming ceremony was held today at the Automation Center of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. The future petrochemists were shown films about the Youth Policy of the Company and about the Automation Center activities. Vadim Ineshin, the Director of the Automation Center explained all peculiarities and specifics of the profession chosen by them. At the end of the meeting, they wrote employment applications.
Graduates of the basic educational institutions enjoy special attention at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Since before joining the enterprise, they are distributed among the divisions, vacancies are reserved in advance. Each young worker is assigned to an experienced employee.
In total, in 2018, it is planned to employ more than 200 young specialists in the plants and divisions of the Company. Among them are equipment operators, machinists of pumping and compressor units, electric and gas welders, maintenance technicians, electricians for repair and maintenance of electrical equipment, laboratory assistants.
On July 3, Linde Engineering delegation, headed by Board Chairman Christian Bruch paid a familiarization visit to PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Other members of the delegation were Managing Director John van der Velden, Project director of the New Olefins Complex Roland Hein and Director of business development (petrochemical plants) Danil Efremov. In 2017, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Linde AG signed a Primary Agreement at the SPIEF for the implementation of contracts for a New Olefins Complex with a capacity of 600 thousand tons of ethylene per year.
Today, the representatives of Linde Engineering, accompanied by the General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim Azat Bikmurzin, visited the production sites of the company, in particular, inspected the territory for the construction of the Olefins Complex, visited the finishing lines for synthetic isoprene rubbers (SKI-3) at the IR Plant and the control room of the Ethylene plant.
In the course of plant trip, Azat Bikmurzin told the visitors about the prospects of the company's development, about large-scale projects to increase the capacity of SKI-3 rubber production unit, which is in demand among the well-known tire manufacturers. Today, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim is one of the largest producers of polyisoprene in the world.
At the Ethylene plant, the visitors were shown two new SRT-VI type Pyrolysis Heaters under construction, a modern control room, wherefrom an automated control is being conducted.
Representatives of the German company visited PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim for the first time and were superimposed by the scale of production, the territory of the petrochemical complex.
During the visit, further actions to implement the new project were discussed. To date, the Linde AG and PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim project teams in Munich and Nizhnekamsk are working according to the agreed schedule. Now, pre-construction activities are at full swing and the Foundation stone laying.
For the New Olefins Complex, the latest technologies will be used with minimal impact on the environment. The implementation of this project will require resolving many issues, such as: infrastructure development, provision with energy and raw materials resources, and highly qualified personnel.
Linde Engineering is a leading supplier of highly competitive services related to innovative and reliable process units and their components. The main production centers of the company in Germany, China, India and the USA are employed more than 3,000 highly skilled and experienced engineers. Linde Engineering excels in the development of individual technological solutions. Linde’s customers are from more than 100 countries around the world. To this day, Linde Engineering has built more than 4,000 plants worldwide.
Lenar Sultanov, the Chief of Staff of the People's Squad of the PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, became the winner of the republican contest "Territory of the Law". He won the first place in the nomination "For contribution to the maintenance of public order with the involvement of the public". Diploma of the winner and a memorable gift to Lenar Sultanov was presented by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustem Zagidullin. The award ceremony took place in Kazan in the Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic on July 2.
The headquarters of the People's Guards were established in 2000, and is a subdivision of the security service of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Detachments of the People's Squad are formed in each of the 24 divisions of the Company. They assist the bodies of internal affairs in the protection of public order in the territory of Nizhnekamsk and the industrial estate. In order to help a voluntary citizen patrolmen involved is the "Outpost" youth formation created in 2004. Also they are engaged in the prevention of violations in the youth environment.
The Republican contest "Territory of the Law" has been held since 2007. Heads of municipal districts, rural settlements, heads of enterprises and directors of educational institutions take part in it. In total 157 participants were declared this year. Of these, 35 were recognized as the best for their greatest contribution to the preservation of law and order in the territory of Tatarstan.
Veteran of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nadezhda Shabalina was awarded the State Award of Russia. The Order of Friendship was presented to her by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on June 27 at a solemn ceremony in the Catherine Hall of the Kremlin in the capital of Russia. On this day, more than thirty Russians received high awards for outstanding achievements in science, culture, education, medicine, agriculture and production.
Nadezhda Fedorovna Shabalina has been working at the enterprise for 41 years and just recently retired for a well-deserved rest. Three decades of her work, she devoted to the development of the production of synthetic isoprene rubber - participated in the construction of the workshop and commissioning the finishing lines. On October 5, 1978, she received the first synthetic rubber bale at the SKI-3 Plant No. 2. Nadezhda Fedorovna is the author of several rationalization proposals. In recent years she worked as a leading process engineer for the isoprene-monomer plant of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. She is a Laureate of the Lenin Komsomol Prize, she was awarded the medal "For Labor Distinction" and the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.
Among the awarded participants of the ceremony were famous film directors and actors Sergei Bezrukov, Vladimir Etush, singer and State Duma deputy Iosif Kobzon, legendary traveler Fedor Konyukhov.
Receiving the award, Nadezhda Fedorovna conveyed a big greeting from Nizhnekamskneftekhim to the head of the state. Vladimir Putin handed her a bouquet of flowers and a joint photo was made for a keepsake.
Today, the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company was held in the conference hall of the Nizhnekamskneftekhim Head Office , where the results of the company's financial and economic activities in 2017 were summed up. The meeting was attended by Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The record of activities report in 2017 was delivered by Azat Bikmurzin, the General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. The company exceeded the target, the index of physical production volume was 102.1%. Revenues from sales of products and services reached 162.1 billion rubles. Sold were 702 thousand tons of rubbers, shipped were 698 thousand tons of plastics, increased by 70 thousand tons were shipments of linear low-density polyethylene.
Concentrating the main efforts on production activities, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim paid great attention to the environmental protection. In 2017, the volume of waste water discharged from the company's production units was reduced by 5 million 140 thousand cubic meters. The generation of waste, in comparison with the last year, decreased by 17 thousand tons, emissions into the atmosphere decreased by more than 1 thousand tons.
The annual report, annual accounting (financial) statements, profit distribution for 2017 were approved at the meeting.
At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders a Board of Directors was formed in the following composition:
An audit committee was formed consisting of:
The auditor of the company for 2018 shareholders approved JSC PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit
The meeting approved alterations and additions to the Charter of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, and also approved the Charter in a new edition.
At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, two major transactions were approved: between PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Linde AG for construction of the EP-600 project with a capacity of 600,000 tons of ethylene per year, as well as a major deal on signing a loan agreement with a syndicate of international banks covered by Euler Hermes. The creditor of this agreement was a club of five German banks, representing mainly the Federal Republic of Germany and arranged by Deutsche Bank. Currently, the project documentation is being developed in accordance with Russian regulations and rules. Since July of this year, it is planned to start preparatory work on the construction site.
After the annual general meeting of shareholders of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim was over, traditionally, the first meeting of the Board of Directors was held in a new composition. Supporting the proposal of President Rustam Minnikhanov, the members of the Board of Directors elected Ruslan Shigabutdinov as Chairman of the Board of Directors and confirmed the authority of Azat Bikmurzin , General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
The team of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim won the first place in the nomination "Large enterprises" of the national race the "Cross corporations", which took place today in the village of Zalesny, Kazan, having won a diploma and a winner's cup.
About 800 employees of enterprises and organizations from all over the country took part in the race - total 80 teams. The project is implemented jointly with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Mayor's Office of Kazan with the support of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan. Similar competitions are held for the second year in a row.The cross route consisted of 12 segments with obstacles over rough terrain length of about 3 km. Participants of the competition had to go through the distance against the clock, demonstrating not only their physical training, but also intellect and skill. The organizers of the cross-class task were to involve employees of the enterprises in mass sports, familiarize with a healthy lifestyle and enhance the corporate competitive spirit of the teams of participants.
On June 8, exercises-competitions of ambulance teams took place in all site facilities at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. They are held annually, in order to improve the theoretical knowledge and to consolidate the practical skills of the personnel of the ambulance teams and sanitary posts of the production units.
The exercises were attended by the ambulance teams of the automation center (CA), the technical control department (UTC), the design and engineering (RCC) and the scientific and technological (STC) centers.
Participants of the competitions solved test tasks on the issues of rendering first aid, demonstrated the ability to act in the source area of chemical and bacteriological contamination, performed basic sanitary and hygienic and anti-epidemic measures, and also showed the ability to work with devices for radiation reconnaissance and radiation monitoring.
According to the results of 6 phases of the competition, the first place was taken by the Automation Center. The second was the team of the Design Center, the third place - the team of the Scientific and Technical Center. The best participants of the phases of the competition will participate in the national competitions.
The team of inventors and rationalizers of Nizhnekamskneftekhim was awarded with the results of the annual republican competition for the best staging of inventive, rationalizing and patent-licensing work. It was held among enterprises of all industries of the Republic of Tatarstan.According to the results of 2017, Nizhnekamskneftekhim was awarded the 2nd place. In addition, by the decision of the Republican Society of Inventor and Rationalizers, the first deputy general director - chief engineer Ilfat Sharifullin and the chief process engineer of the synthetic rubber plant Ramzil Mukhametzyanov were awarded with badges "Excellent Worker for Invention and Rationalization". Five more petrochemists were awarded memorable signs "60 years to the Society of Inventors and Rationalizers of the Republic of Tatarstan". Today in an inaugural atmosphere, the awards were presented to their owners.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim began to produce a new product - medium density polyethylene, which is used for the manufacture of various polymer products by the method of rotational molding. At present, in Russia, this kind of polyethylene is not produced by anyone.
The company produces 3 grades of medium density polyethylene: PE6432R, PE6438R and PE6438S. The last brand with a density of 0.938 g / cm3 and MFR up to 5 g / 10 min was developed taking into account the requirements and wishes of consumers.
The field of application of polyethylene for rotational molding is quite extensive. It is designed for manufacturing large-sized containers and products from plastics, septic tanks, oil-grease-traps, containers for the transport of bulk products, euro pallets, road barriers.
A new polyethylene grade enjoys great demand among its consumers. Now this type of product is in demand all over Russia. Among the largest consumers of Nizhnekamsk polyethylene, such processing companies as - Ecoprom (St. Petersburg), Plast-Engineering LLC and Rototek-Kama LLC (Naberezhnye Chelny), Rotoprom LLC and OOO Plasto (Vladimir), Multiplast LLC (Vologda Region), Impulse-Plast LLC and Anion LLC (Moscow), Rotoplast LLC (Mytischi).According to experts, processing of polyethylene by the method of rotational molding is very attractive and promising for small and medium-sized businesses, since it requires no serious investments, and among the advantages is availability of domestic raw materials.
May 25, 2018, within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim signed a long-term loan agreement to be covered by the insurance policy of Euler Hermes for about 807 million euros for the period until the end of 2032. The creditor will be a consortium of five banks, representing mainly the Federal Republic of Germany and organized by Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank AG). In addition to Deutsche Bank, creditors were UniCredit Bank AG, Bayerische Landesbank, Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, German Central Cooperative Bank (DZ BANK AG).
The agreement was signed by Azat Bikmurzin, General Director of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, and Ashok Aram, CEO of EMEA for Europe, Middle East and Africa, in the presence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, and Albert Shigabutdinov, General Director of PSC TAIF.The loan facility will be used to finance the contract with Linde AG in the framework of the project being implemented by Nizhnekamskneftekhim for the construction of a new olefin complex with a capacity of 600 thousand tons of ethylene per year (EP-600).
On May 23, 2018, Nizhnekamsk became the center of the celebration of the Republican Chemist's Day for the sixth consecutive year, a professional holiday for workers in the chemical and petrochemical industries. It was held in the Neftekhim Arena ice palace with the participation of the republic President Rustam Minnikhanov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan - Minister of Industry and Trade of the republic Albert Karimov, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Education Rafis Burganov, Mayor of Nizhnekamsk Aidar Metshin, workers of petrochemical enterprises and students of profile universities of the republic.
Rustam Minnikhanov visited an exhibition of enterprises of the petrochemical industry of the republic. The General Director Azat Bikmurzin reported about the results of the company's work this year at the stand of Nizhnekamskneftekhim. During 4 months of 2018 the output in physical volumes has been increased practically for the whole range of main products.
After visiting the exposition, a festive event began on the stage of Neftekhim Arena. With congratulations from the TAIF Group of Companies, Azat Bikmurzin, General Director of Nizhnekamskneftekhim addressed veterans, company employees, future petrochemists. Traditionally, by the best workers of the industry, veterans, students who distinguished themselves in the studies were honored at the celebration with the Russian and Republican awards. Honorary certificates of the President of Russia were received by the employees of Nizhnekamskneftekhim: the Instrumentation engineer of the sixth category of the workshop for maintenance and repair of instrumentation and automation in the technological workshops of the plant for the production of the isoprene-monomer of the automation center Zakariya Davletgaraev and Ravil Bilalov, the sixth grade operator at distiller of the ethylene oxide synthesis plant of the Oligomers and Glycols Plant. Honorary title "Honored Chemist of the Republic of Tatarstan" was awarded to the senior superintendent of the workshop for maintenance and repair of instrumentation and automation in the technological workshops of the Oligomers and Glycols Plant of the automation center. Honored awards they received from the hands of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.
On the festivity special attention and awards were awarded to labor dynasties. Nizhnekamskneftekhim was represented by the dynasty of Borisovs, whose total work record is 257 years. Also noted were the contribution to the production successes of scientists, scientists-production workers, rationalizers. In this nomination, the awards were presented to the company's representatives - the head of the research laboratory of sewage of the scientific and technological center Guzel Gilayeva and the process engineer of the polyolefins research laboratory of the scientific and technological center Nadima Shaydullina.Awards were alternated with a colorful performance of the best vocal and dance groups of the Republic of Tatarstan. The concert was completed by the famous Russian singer and musician Valery Syutkin
Representatives of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, headed by the commercial director Timur Shigabutdinov, visited the Contidrom testing grounds for tires at the invitation of Continental AG.Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Continental AG have 14 years of partnership. During the visit, negotiations were held on the prospects for long-term cooperation, as well as on the introduction and supply of new brands of rubbers.
May 11, 2018 in Kazan, the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim was held.
The Board of Directors preliminarily approved the annual financial statements, including a report on the financial results of Nizhnekamskneftekhim activities in 2017; it took note of the results of financial and economic activities, implementation of the capital investment and financing plan of Nizhnekamskneftekhim and in general for the NKNK Group of Companies by the results of 2017. During this period, the plan for the production of marketable goods was over fulfilled by 3.8%, the proceeds from its sale amounted to 162.1 billion rubles. In 2017, 702 thousand tons of rubbers were sold, which is 36.6 thousand tons more than in the previous year.
Members of the Board of Directors took note of the information on the actual payment of taxes and duties to the consolidated budget of the Republic of Tatarstan in 2017 by Nizhnekamskneftekhim. The total amount of taxes and fees paid to the budget of the republic amounted to 8 billion 973 million 927 thousand rubles, which is 9% more compared to the plan.
The Board of Directors reviewed and preliminarily approved the Annual Report of Nizhnekamskneftekhim for 2017, and approved the agenda of the annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, the text of the message for publication in the press, the form and texts of the voting ballots, the list of information provided for inspection shareholders. The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Nizhnekamskneftekhim will be held on June 20, 2018 at 9:00 in the Head Office of the company.
Members of the Board of Directors approved the draft amendments and additions to the Charter of Nizhnekamskneftekhim and the draft Charter in a new edition, and recommended to the annual General Meeting of Shareholders their approval.
The Board of Directors approved the results of a closed tendering for the selection of an independent auditor of Nizhnekamskneftekhim under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and recommended for submission to the annual General Meeting of Shareholders as a candidate for approval of an independent auditor for 2018, PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit (JSC PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit).
Within the framework of the cooperation program between the two republics - Tatarstan and Belarus, a Polymer Forum took place in Minsk on April 27. Nizhnekamskneftekhim organized it with the assistance of the Belneftekhim Concern. This is the third forum since 2014. Its main task is to create an information and discussion platform that allows enterprises of the Republic of Belarus to increase the efficiency of their activities using the products of Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
Representatives of 37 Belarusian companies attended the meeting. On the part of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, the forum was attended by specialists of the commercial service, plastics plant and scientific and technological center.
Deputy chairman of Belneftekhim Vladimir Sizov addressed the participants with greeting message. He noted that in 2017 the task was fulfilled to achieve the trade turnover between Belarus and Tatarstan in the amount of $1.2 billion and in comparison with 2016 it has increased by 56.5%. The same positive dynamics is also observed in 2018. In January-February this year, the trade turnover between the republics amounted to about $200 million, which is 36% more than in the same period in 2017.
It should be noted that from 2014 the sales volumes of Nizhnekamskneftekhim to the Republic of Belarus increased 1.5 times.
At the meeting, the specialists of the company presented a new brand assortment of polystyrene, polyethylene and polypropylene, and also reported on innovations in the sales system.Agreements were also reached on the supply of unique insulating polyethylene grades (PE6146KM, PE6347K) to Belarusian enterprises manufacturing power cables and metal pipes.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim participated in the XII all-Russian Conference “Environment and Production. Development Perspectives of Environment Protection Economic Mechanisms.” It was held on 23 - 26 of April in Saint Petersburg. The representatives of leading industrial enterprises and organizations of Russia arrived to the Northern capital to discuss current environment protection issues and share experience.
With regard to environmental safety level, Nizhnekamskneftekhim meets modern requirements, having all necessary environment protection facilities. Developing production of petrochemical products, the Company is following the path of applying the state of the art technologies, allowing to minimize the impact on environment. Starting from 2001, the fourth Environmental Program for 2014 - 2020 is being implemented in the Company for this purpose. It is expected that the costs for its implementation will make about 7.2 billion rubles. During the past 2017, 96 environmental activities were performed within the scope of the existing program. 291 environmental activities in total were carried out within the period of 2014–2017, costing 3.6 billion rubles.
Active efforts of Nizhnekamskneftekhim in the sphere of rational use of natural resources and environment protection were particularly noted following the results of the contest “100 Best Enterprises of Russia. Environment and Environmental Management”, held as a part of the Conference. Nizhnekamskneftekhim was awarded a Gold Medal and a Diploma of the Laureate of the contest “100 Best Enterprises of Russia. Environment and Environmental Management”. The General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Azat Bikmurzin, was delivered an award pin “The Ecologist of the Year – 2018”. According to the results of the contest the Environmental Service of Nizhnekamskneftekhim is recognized as a winner in nomination “The Best Environmental Service” and awarded with a Diploma and a Medal.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim participated, as a partner, in the 16-th International Energy Forum and exhibition "Russian Fuel and Energy Complex in the XXI Century", which was held in Moscow on April 12th and 13th, supported by Council of Federation and the State Duma of Russia.
This is the largest forum to discuss strategic issues in an industry fosters, its perspectives, and search for optimal solutions to respond to existing challenges. All-Russian meetings on issues of integrated development of the internal gas market and implementation of the Federal Law "On Heat Supply" were held here through active involvement of Nizhnekamskneftekhim’s representatives.
It’s the 14th "Fuel and Energy Complex of Russia in the 21st Century" Forum attended by petrochemists. This year, Nizhnekamskneftekhim presented its exposition on the energy saving program for Years 2000 - 2017. During these years, the Company put into practice 1293 energy saving arrangements with the economic effect totaling 4.6 billion rubles. Today the Company is implementing the fourth energy saving program.
Company’s exhibition stand informatively demonstrated the results of significant energy saving measures: construction of two pyrolysis furnaces at the ethylene plant, modernization of isoprene production unit, return of condensate from Nizhnekamskneftekhim's production facilities to Nizhnekamsk CHP-1 and reconstruction of biological treatment facilities.
Achievements of the Company in the field of energy saving have been highly praised. Based on the results of participation in the XVI Moscow International Energy Forum "Russian Fuel and Energy Complex in the 21st Century", Nizhnekamskneftekhim was awarded the Grand Prix diploma "For modernization of ethylene production aimed to reduce consumption of fuel and energy resources and harmful impact on the environment." The company was also awarded diplomas "For return of steam condensate from the technological facilities of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim to JSC "TGC-16" and "For the development and implementation of a comprehensive energy conservation program in a 2016-2020 year period among enterprises of the RF petrochemical complex."
The assortment of Nizhnekamskneftekhim products will soon be replenished with high molecular weight solid polyethylene glycols and methoxypolyethylene glycols. An investment project on expansion of the range of its oxyethylated products is under implementation at Oligomers & Glycols Plant.
Solid PEGs are used as a viscosity regulator stabilizer, antistatic agent and softener in production of various detergents and cleaning agents. MPEGs serve as a raw material to be used for the same purposes and in production of plasticizers for concrete mixtures.
These products will be produced using our own raw materials - monoethylene glycols and ethylene oxide. Liquid MPEGs are intended to be shipped to the consumers in 200-liter barrels, and solid PEGs in 25-kilogram bags and in 1000-kilogram big bags. Equipment for production of new types of oxyethylated products has already been purchased, and preparations for its installation are underway.
XV International “Polyethylene. Polypropylene 2018” Conference was held in Moscow on March 22. The conference was organized by INVENTRA. About 50 companies and more than 80 specialists from Russia and worldwide participated in this Conference to review the innovations in polyolefin production and the current situation in PE and PP markets.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim shared its own experience in polyolefin production. The company specialists made a presentation on product grade slate, new grades of plastics, including LLDPE with MFI 1, Rotomolding Polyethylene, composite plastic used for insulation of steel pipes and power cables, grades of high-flow random copolymers and propylene block copolymers, and bimodal block copolymer used in the automotive industry.
During the conference there were some meetings and negotiations regarding the development of new grades of plastics, expansion of product applications and new market exploration. The users of Nizhnekamskneftekhim products estimated the high quality of the products, particularly of LLDPE with MFI 1, throughout the discussions and face-to-face communication. Ms. Kirsankina, a representative of Ford Sollers, emphasized in her report on the import substitution of polyethylene and polypropylene based materials for the Joint Venture of Ford Sollers that Nizhnekamskneftekhim was the most integrated plastics producer in the automotive industry.
Starting from March 19 to March 23, a compliance audit of quality management system (QMS), safety management system (SMS) and re-certification audit of environmental management for compliance with the requirements of international standard were conducted by the auditors of International Certification Body CQS in the business units of Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
A large number of regulatory and as-built documentation, confirming the efficiency and results of managements systems of the Company, was presented for review by auditors. Fulfillment of recommendations issued during the audit of the last year was checked as well.
The auditors noted that Nizhnekamskneftekhim is dynamically developing, every year putting on stream additional production capacities, performing a revamp and reconstructing existing production facilities; its employees demonstrate an excellent knowledge of requirements to safe running of processes, emergency response and high level of skills for operation in hazardous environment.
During compliance audit the validity of QMS, SMS Certificates and environmental management compliance to international standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 were confirmed, which guarantee that Company is capable of stable producing of quality and safe products.
Three engineers of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, namely Ajdar Gazetdinov (Deputy Head of Technical & Production Department, IIR Plant), Guzel Gilaeva (Head of Waste Waters Laboratory, R&D) & Yuri Petrov (Head of Automatization Centre Department) were awarded with Winners Diplomas & Commemorative Medals among the participants of the 18th Russian Contest “Engineer of Year 2017” within the nomination “Professional Engineers”. They were also appraised with certificates awarding the title of Professional Engineer of Russia & corresponding award pins.
The similar certificates & award pins were presented to the winners of the 1st contest tour, namely to: Aleksey Alekseev (senior foreman, Rail-Way Transport Division), Vladimir Basov (Deputy Head of Butane Production Shop), Stanislav Volkov (Deputy Head of Oligomers & Glycols Production Shop), Ruslan Gubajdullin (Head of Ethylene Production Shop), Ivan Gurianov (Deputy Head of Technical& Production Department, Plastics Manufacturing), Tatiana Derugina (Chief Quality Engineer of Technical Control Division), Ramil Mukhametzianov (Chief Process Engineer of Synthetic Rubbers Production Plant), Valeriy Sarsadskih (Deputy Chief Engineer of Butadiene & Hydrocarbon Feedstock Production Plant), Ilias Sibgatullin (Head of Styrene & Polyesters Production Shop), Ildar Sulejmanov (Deputy Head of Oligomers & Glycols Production Plant), Natalia Turina (Quality Engineer of the Technical Division), Linar Shakirov (Deputy Head of Isoprene Production Shop).
Ajrat Batyrshin (Polyolefin Laboratory Engineer, R&D) was acknowledged as a prize winner among younger engineers being awarded with appropriate Diploma & Commemorative. He was also presented with certificate & award pin.
Sergey Tachenkov (Leading Quality Engineer, IIR-Plant) was awarded with Diploma being a winner of the first tour of “Engineer of Year” in the nomination “Engineer Skill of the Young”.
“Engineer of Year” is a Russian contest which has been annually held since 2000. It is aimed to draw attention to such challenge faced by modern Russia as lack of highly professional engineers, to make this industrial job more popular & todays engineers more skillful, to reveal the best in engineering art, as well as public awareness of the achievements of the best native specialists working in the field of industry, education & science.The contest is organized by Russian Union of Scientific & Engineering Public Entities in co-operation with other collaborating institutions.