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On September 26, Nizhnekamskneftekhim held the XVIII Summary and Electoral Trade – union Conference. Marat Gafarov, Deputy Chairman of Tatarstan Federation of Trade Unions, Alexey Iliin, Chairman of Tatarstan branch of Roskhimprofsouz, Aydar Metshin, an Executive District Officer, Azat Bikmurzin, General Director of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, and Fanis Murtazin, Chairman of Nizhnekamskneftekhim Joint Trade Union Organization of Roskhimprofsouz, took part in the conference.
Fanis Murtazin, a Chairman of Nizhnekamskneftekhim Joint Trade Union Organization, presented to the delegates the Trade Union Performance Report for the period from October 2014 until October 2019.
More than 27 thousand people are the members of Nizhnekamskneftekhim Trade Union Organization, including company’s employees and veterans, the employees of subsidiary companies and students of basic educational institutions.
The Trade Union Organization has 11 standing commissions and 3 main commissions.
The Social and Labor relations between employer and employee are governed by the collective bargaining agreement. The last bargaining agreement was signed in January of 2018 for 3 years.
The compliance with the HSEA requirements is one of the priorities of trade union. 164 actions directed to HSEA compliance were implemented for the reporting period. As a result, 13 thousand employees, including 4 thousand women received better working conditions.
More than 6 thousand young employees are working at the plant. The Bargaining Agreement provides them career prospects and a possibility to grasp a contiguous function, acquire affordable housing, get health resort treatment and realize their creative and intellectual capacity.
One Gold Award at 7th WorldSkills Russia National Competition and three Bronze Awards at All-Russian industrial competition are the good confirmation of fact.
The trade union organization patronizes Petrochemical and Refining College named after N.V. Lemaev.
Further, the control and revision commission also presented its report.
Azat Bikmurzin, General Director of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, reported on the operational results of company for the last five years. He mentioned key milestones of company development and operational and economic results.
General Director also mentioned the significance of employee’s health preservation. Therefore, in 2018 the Company spent 205 million rubles on analysis and medical maintenance, and 46 million rubles on health screening.
The Company management pays great attention to provision of housing to employees. For the period of housing program implementation from 2005, 3,683 employees improved their housing conditions. With the assistance of TAIF JSC, during the period form 2014-2018, the Company implemented the additional large-scale mortgage program, under which the petro chemists acquired 1,400 flats.
Also the Company administration and trade union committee take special care of the II WW veterans and war workers, and also of retirees. As mentioned Azat Bikmurzin, now the Company develops the table of events dedicated to 75 Anniversary of Victory in the Create Patriotic War for 2020. He said that Nizhnekamskneftekhim will consider each veteran and war worker.
Head of Nizhnekamsk Municipal District, Aydar Metshin, also mentioned in his welcoming speech that Nizhnekamskneftekhim is one of few companies, which always defends the interests of staff, and the Company is also can be an example of successful cooperation between trade union and management.
Active Trade Unionists received awards during the conference.
As a result of voting, Fanis Murtazin was unanimously elected Chairman of Nizhnekamskneftekhim Joint Trade Union Organization.
Deputy Chairman, Members of Trade Union Committee and Control and Revision Commission were also elected at the conference. The Participants of IX conference of Central Roskhimprofsouz Committee and the Participants of XV Summary and Electoral Trade-union Conference of the Republic of Tatarstan, and members to be elected to senior trade union bodies were determined.
The delegates also elected the members of labour disputes and social insurance commission.
On September 19, two columns were installed at grassroots SSBR production. The columns were manufactured in Bashkortostan. The columns height is 31 and 24.5 meters accordingly. Workers used 400 tons crane for the columns lifting and installation.
- The columns items C-105 and C-103 were installed at fractionation unit and unit of azeotrope drying of solvent. The first column is dedicated to solvent conditioning, and the second column – for solvent drying; further the solvent is fed into polymerization section, - said Victor Eruslanov, Head of production section, shop No.№ 6804, Grassroots SSBR.
The construction of SSBR production, located at the first industrial area, is in progress. Today, foundation works are at the finishing stage, installation of steel structures and equipment is in progress.
The grassroots industrial facility is being constructed based on modern technology and equipment that ensure no adverse effect on the environment.
According to Chief Engineer of SSBR Production, Ramzil Mukhametzyanov, they received more than 30% of necessary equipment.
Synthetic Styrene Butadiene Rubber is a raw material used in manufacturing of green tires, having excellent durability, freeze resistance and dynamic fatigue strength, and also in manufacturing of rubber technical goods and in footwear industry, in production of conveyor belt.
On September 23, the official ceremony of national awards presentation was held in the Nizhnekamsk Soviets House. The ceremony was dedicated to a City day. Aydar Metshin, Head of Nizhnekamsk Municipal District presented 23 awards. Nizhnekamskneftekhim employees received five of them.
For contribution to the development of Tatarstan chemical and petrochemical industry, long-standing and fruitful work, Elena Askarova, Instrumentation Operator, Automation Center, received the rank of “Tatarstan Honored Chemist” based on RT President Decree.
Two employees of Oligomers and Glycols Plant: Chief Engineer, Kausar Gimadeev, and fractionation section operator, Sergei Kupriyanov, and Rafis Ziganshin, repair man of Ethylene Plant received Acknowledgement of the Tatarstan President for long-standing, fruitful work and invaluable contribution to the development of petrochemical industry.
For contribution to the development of energy sector in chemical and petrochemical industry, Nikolai Medvedev, Chief Power Engineer of Plastics Plant received the rank of “Honor Power Engineer of the Republic of Tatarstan”.
On September 21, “Cross-country Race of Nations” took place in Nizhnekamsk. 26 thousands of Nizhnekamsk citizens came to “Dom Narodnogo Tvorchestva”, including pupils, students, sportsmen, veterans, personnel and people adhering to healthy lifestyle.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim team became active participant of “Cross-country Race of Nations”. 2,000 company employees took a part in the cross-country run.
The official ceremony took place near the “Dom Narodnogo Tvorchestva”. The event featured performances of Nizhnekamsk performance groups.
The race was started from Djalile cinema. There were different distances: 500 m, 2000 m, 2019 m and the biggest one - 3000 m. The first were disabled persons. They showed that sport has no restrictions. After them, there was a turn of pupils and large families. This year we could see professional sportsmen among the participants of race. City and municipal management also participated in the sport event.
Petrochemists also took part in the race of strongest. 88 year Anatoli Elagin became the eldest participant of the race. 61 year Valentina Kudryashova was the eldest female participant. And Misha Nikolaev and Elina Safina became the youngest runners.
As a result, the representatives of Nizhnekamskneftekhim received 11 off 24 awards. The best runners got medals, diplomas and memorable figures.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim employees took a part in the Republic Environmental Campaign “Clear Coast” and Federal Environmental Campaign “Green Russia”. The campaign, which was carried out on September 20 in the frame of project “Preservation of unique water objects”, was located at the lake Karakul. This picturesque shore is a place of active leisure of Nizhnekamsk citizens and guests. Annually, many culture and sport events take place here. After summer season, a lot of daily wastes were collected at the lake shore: plastic disposable tableware, broken bottles and bags. The campaign participants carefully cleaned the shore using gloves and trash bags. During the work the participants made the sparks fly with full understanding of their role.
- Nizhnekamskneftekhim always support and participates in all environmental campaigns. And once again it was a pleasure for us to come here together with Nizhnekamsk citizens in order to put the lake shore in order, - mentioned Andrei Rubezov, Deputy Chief Engineer for Environment Protection, Nizhnekamskneftekhim.The “Clear Coast” Campaign is carried out with the assistance of Kazan Federal University. Last year, at the lake Karakul they found rare type of water cans, listen in Red book. So, the lake gained status of unique lakes. Besides, the lake is the biggest Tatarstan lake. 30 trash bags were collected during the campaign.
On September 19, the second meeting of supervisory board of Russian Football Union took place in Moscow. Pavel Kolobkov, Sport Minister of the Russian Federation, Igor Levitin, Assistant to the President of Russia, and top management of the largest Russian companies participated in the meeting. Timur Shigabutdinov, a member of TAIF JSC Board of Directors, Deputy General Director of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, the President of FC “Neftekhimik” and Musa Bajaev, the President of construction company Alliance, became members of the supervisory board.
New communication and marketing strategy of Russian Football Union were discussed at the meeting. Basic strategical issues of Russian football development and issue to be included in the agenda of meeting under the support of the RF President were also considered. Additionally, there was discussed the issue of sport development in regions, return of street football and football classes at schools, establishment of Centers of competence for football coaches.
Briefing Note: The supervisory board was established in July 2019 upon an initiative of Leonid Mikhelson, Management Board Chairman, a member of the Board of Directors PAO Novatek, and Alexander Dukov, General Director PAO Gazprom-neft (Head of RFU since February 2019). Main targets of the Board: support of effective cooperation between RFU and Russian and foreign business society, and federal and local governmental bodies, with regard to RFU charter activity; support of RFU management with respect to attraction of additional financing; participation in the development and implementation of measures directed to football promotion.
As of 19.09.2019 the Supervisory Board includes: Leonid Mikhelson, Management Board Chairman, a member of the Board of Directors PAO Novatek; Peter Aven, Board Chairman АВН Holdings S.A., Board Chairman Bank Group “Alfa-Bank”; Andrei Akimov, Management Board Chairman Gazprombank; Musa Bajaev, the President of construction company Alliance; Oleg Belozerov – General Director – Management Board Chairman OAO RZD; Andrei Bokarev, President AO Transmashholding, Pavel Kolobkov, Sport Minister of the Russian Federation; Igor Levitin, Assistant to the President of Russia; Dmitri Pumpyznskii, Board Chairman PAO TMK; Sergei Chemezov, General Director of state corporation Rostech; Timur Shigabutdinov, Deputy General Director of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, the President of FC “Neftekhimik”; Denis Soloviev - Deputy Management Board Chairman, Director for Communications Development PAO Novatek, Chairman of RFU Committee for Marketing.
Three employees of Nizhnekamskneftekhim received bronze medals as a result of industrial WorldSkills Championship, which took place in Sochi during the period September 9-14.
7 employees represented the company: 3 competitors and 4 experts. The Championship was held in three competences: “Lab Chemical Analysis”, “Chemical Process Operator” and “Repair of process equipment”. Nizhnekamskneftekhim participated in each competence.
As a result of competition, Leisan Mullakaeva, R&D Center, became one of three leaders in the competence “Lab Chemical Analysis” among 12 competitors, competing in this competence.
Andrei Kukarin, Olygomers and Glycols Plant, showed his professional skills in the competence “Chemical Process Operator”. His result is a bronze medal, among 16 competitors.
Another company representative, Radik Aglyamov - Repair man, Repair Center- also became one of three leaders in the competence “Repair of process equipment”. The competition was carried out among 11 competitors.
Excellent results of our apprentices depend on expert’s work. Our experts, Natalia Faskhutdinova (process engineer, shop No. 6711), Mariya Ilina (lead specialist, shop No.3601) Artem Romenski (master, shop No. 6525) invested a lot of efforts and the result was equal to expectations.
The Industry Championship was arranged by PAO Sibur Holding together with WorldSkills Union “Young Professionals”. In total, 100 people from 5 companies participated in the competition - PAO Sibur Holding, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Rosneft, AO TANECO and Gazprom. Within the frame of the Championship, Sibur carried out its own corporate championship in the competences as “NDT Inspector”, “Occupational safety and health”, “Electrical installation”, “Industrial Automation”.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim employees continually show good results at different WorldSkills Championships, improving their skills and professionalism. This Championship provides unlimited possibility of assimilation.
Due to maintenance shutdown of Ethylene Plant, there is a possibility of residues flaring accompanied with fumes during the period September 18-19. It is a desperate measure related to the preparation of equipment for inspection and overhaul. The target of overhaul is to ensure stable operation of the plant.
Flaring during the preparation of equipment for overhaul is provided by process regulations and manuals. During the shutdown and in case of fume ignition it will be arranged an underflare supervision.
Today, on September 16, the abnormal situation occurred in the territory of Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Upon arrival of firefighting team it was revealed that the cause is in the leakage of flange joint and gas ignition on the area of 1 m2, occurred at one of production facilities located at Ethylene Plant.
The abnormal situation was effectively liquidated within 7 minutes. Responders acted professionally. The Plant personnel proceeded according to regulations. The facility was switched to save condition.
As a result of incident there were no victims. There is no danger for public and environment.
The fire did not affect the main process equipment as it was local. Also the company took no losses as a result of fire, and it also had no adverse environmental impact.
The root cause of the situation is determined.
On September 05, in Kazan it was carried out the Nizhnekamskneftekhim Board Meeting headed by Ruslan Shigabutdinov, General Director TAIF PSC.
According to the meeting agenda, the Board considered the interim accounting statements of Nizhnekamskneftekhim for 6 months of 2019, and the progress of Nizhnekamskneftekhim capital investment plan implementation for 2019.
The Board members discussed and considered the interim accounting statements of Nizhnekamskneftekhim for 6 months of 2019. For the period, the revenue made up 90 billion 563 million rubles. Compared to the same period of the previous year the increase amounted to 3 billion 59 million rubles.
The Board of Directors approved Aelita Sergeeva as a Head of Internal Audit Division, Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
During the meeting the Board members also reviewed and approved changes to Nizhnekamskneftekhim Capital Investments Plan for 2019.