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Human Resource of Nizhnekamskneftekhim with the support of specialists from R&D Center of the company organized “Case-Challenge” competition for the students of industry-specific and under the patronage schools. Each group of participants — schoolchildren, students of colleges and universities — was offered five in ten cases.
“Our goal was to create unique tasks which required logical reasoning and out-of-the-box thinking. We brought the participants closer to global issues that require the most comprehensive approach — chemical, technical, the ability to make optimal decision,” said Ms. Olga Trifonova, chairperson of the jury, Deputy Director of R&D Center of Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
Authors of the best works from more than 50 students who signed up for the competition were selected to participate in the final live stage, which took place at N.Lemaev College of Petrochemicals and Refineries.
“Advantage of these cases is that there is no single answer in each of them,” believes Ivan Shiyan, a student of Nizhnekamsk Institute of Chemical Technology. “You can achieve the goals from different ways and give different answers. I consider the case method is very popular and it will prove productive in the future.”
In addition to the science, the organizers of “Case-Challenge” competition set tasks for the event to promote the development of leadership and innovation potential of young people, which included not only a technically correct answer, but also its presentation, as well as a way of thinking.
According to the results of the competition live stage the winners were:
Marat Galimov (lyceum No. 24) - I place among students of schools under the patronage;
Andrey Emelyanov, Matvey Shmelev, Alina Kalmykova - (N.Lemaev College of Petrochemicals and Refineries) – I place among students of colleges in nomination of group work;
Tair Mukhametchin – (Nizhnekamsk Institute of Chemical Technology) – I place among students of universities.
In the view of petrochemists, a priority activity of the enterprise is to create an efficient career guidance system to facilitate professional identity among young people appropriate to their wishes, capacities and special needs. The graduates of educational institutions under the patronage may get both in-demand job and stable employment with all social guarantees.
It should be noted that the joint-stock company employed 300 graduates of basic educational institutes in 2020 and 870 students did an internship at the enterprise.
On 19 March, young environmental activists visited Nizhnekamskneftekhim to see for themselves the environmental protection work being done at the enterprise. The visit was organized with support from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan. Participants of “ProEco” competition of environmental research and practice projects showed special interests in excursion. “Will Be Clean” is youth environmental movement created in 2015 with support from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan. Over the past five years, activists have developed and implemented hundreds of environmental projects and programs, held dozens of actions on tree planting, animal protection, recycling, etc.
The delegation visited main production of rubber and plastics at the enterprise. They were shown manufacturing processes with obtaining final products. The excursion programme also included a visit to Nizhnekamskneftekhim R&D Center and familiarization with its activities. The visit to Biological Treatment Plant was impressive. The reconstruction of the treatment plant was carried out in two stages and it meets the currently most advanced technologies. All industrial and municipal wastes enter the treatment plant. The efficiency of atmospheric air purification reaches 95%.
There was also constructed a new off-site industrial storm water drainage header with a total length of 15km to transport the wastewater trouble-free from industrial site to the treatment facilities. The outcome of the visit was summarized at a round-table meeting at Nizhnekamsk Institute of Chemical Technology. Members of “Will Be Clean” movement shared their impressions of the visit.
“We are impressed by the scale of production, where the concern for environment is felt. The thing that fascinated me the most at the treatment plant is microorganisms’ involvement in the purification stage. We have seen the quality of the sewage and the transformation which happened to it,” told us Pavel Andreev, a member of “Will Be Clean” environmental movement.
“We have shown young people the efficiency of our production. The company has significantly reduced harmful emissions volume, river water consumption through many years of efforts, while increasing production output. The careful attitude to environment is the main priority of Nizhnekamskneftekhim,” noticed Oleg Grishakov, Deputy Chief Engineer for Environmental Protection – Head of Environmental Safety Division of Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
During the round table, young ecologists and petrochemists agreed on further cooperation and holding joint actions and events.
“We want to break the mold that production only adversely affects the environment. Businesses are also interested in protection of environment, as we are!” noted Ms. Dilara Satikova, the head of youth environmental movement “Will Be Clean”.
What is the industrial giant Nizhnekamskneftekhim like? What product does it produce? What does it look like? What is made of it? What professions are employed in core enterprise and what kind of specialists are in demand here? Students of school 37 along the excursion to Nizhnekamskneftekhim answered to these and other questions. The excursion was organized by Ms. Elvira Dolotkazina, Assistant General Director for Municipal Authorities Cooperation. Students visited the mail rubber and plastic factories of the company and saw the production process. They were told about the history of formation and development of the enterprise, its contribution to the economics of the town, the republic and the country. During the excursion, the schoolchildren took a group photo to remember the tour. It may affect choice of their future profession and someone of today’s visitors may become an outstanding specialist of Nizhnekamskneftekhim in the future.
The excursions to production facilities of the company are becoming regular for students of 17 under the patronage schools of the town. Management of Nizhnekamskneftekhim is interested in the best specialists working at the enterprise. Career-oriented guidance activities to encourage the coming generation has been organized for this purpose. In 2020, Nizhnekamskneftekhim employed 300 graduates of basic educational institutes - Nizhnekamsk Institute of Chemical Technology and N.Lemaev College of Petrochemicals and Refineries. Great attention is being paid to practical training - 870 students did an internship at the enterprise.
On March 12, 2021, a scheduled meeting of the Company’s Board of Directors was held in Kazan under the leadership of Mr. Ruslan Shigabutdinov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
In line with the agenda, the meeting considered and took note of the information on the operating performance of Nizhnekamskneftekhim and its subsidiaries at year-end 2020. The Board members considered annual accounting statements and preliminary approved the Company’s annual report for 2020, as well as they recommended them for approval by the Annual General Meeting of Nizhnekamskneftekhim shareholders. The meeting considered advice of profit distribution, both dividend payments and the recommended date on which persons entitled to receive them are determined.
The Board of Directors reviewed the RAS audit opinion of Audit Company PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited and the opinion of Nizhnekamskneftekhim audit commission for 2020. The Board members also reviewed reports on the activities of Audit Committee and HR and Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors of Nizhnekamskneftekhim in 2020 – 2021.
At the Board meeting, there were discussed organizational issues concerned preparations for the holding of the Annual General Meeting of Nizhnekamskneftekhim shareholders. The Board considered and approved the agenda, the info text to release in the company’s official website, format and texts of a voting bulletin, as well as the list of information available for reading to the shareholders and the schedule of activities for the Meeting preparation.
The Board of Directors decided to convene the Annual General Meeting of Nizhnekamskneftekhim shareholders by absentee voting on April 16, 2021. The announcement of the Meeting will be posted on the company’s official website within March 25, 2021. http://www.nknh.ru.
On 5 March 2021, a scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company was held under the leadership of Mr. Ruslan Shigabutdinov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. According to the agenda, proposals from shareholders were considered for the agenda of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, and the candidates for members of the Board of Directors and the Audit Commission proposed for election at the meeting of shareholders.
The members of the Board of Directors took note of the analysis of the effectiveness of investments in subsidiaries of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, given the results of their financial and economic activities at the year-end 2020.
The meeting reviewed the results of the implementation of the IV Environmental Program for 2014 thru 2020, and the draft V Environmental Program for 2021 thru 2025. In addition, the members of the Board of Directors were familiarized with the progress of the IV Energy Saving Program for 2016 thru 2020.
The Board of Directors had a hearing of the report on the activities of the Internal Audit Department of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim at the year-end 2020 and approved the Regulations for the preparation and holding of meetings of the Board of Directors of PJSC
"Happiness is where you are!" was the password for the solemn event which was held today at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim in honor of the International Women's Day. Representatives of all divisions of the Company, women of various professions were invited to the celebration.
The organizers of the holiday have prepared many nice surprises. Thus, in the festively decorated foyer of the building, representatives of the young activists greeted women and presented them with bouquets of flowers, and the chamber orchestra created a good mood by performing classical musical compositions. Moreover, photo areas were arranged where it was possible to take a photo in memory of this day.
The main event of the celebration took place on the stage, from where many warm words and congratulations sounded on that day to the beautiful half of the staff of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. On the upcoming international women's day, the 8 March, the General Director of the Company, Mr. Airat Safin, congratulated the audience.
- You rebound the success and achievements of our Company. Today the Company employs almost 6 thousand female employees of various professions. With your daily work, you make a great contribution to the production of high-quality products, to the stable work and development of production. We are proud of your professional success and appreciate your support! On this bright March day, I wish you smiles, compliments and a wonderful festive mood, wished them the General Director.
As a token of gratitude for the conscientious work and active social activities, 19 female employees of the Company picked up awards - certificates of honor, gratitude and letters of gratitude from the General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Mr. Airat Safin personally handed them over to each employee who went up the stage, and at the end of the solemn ceremony, a general photo was taken as a keepsake.
The festivity continued with a wonderful concert program.
A pilot project "mobile routine round" was launched at SSBR production plant PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. This is a special program created jointly by employees of the Company's IT department and the project group “Maintenance and Repair System Management” as part of improving the efficiency of the equipment maintenance and repair system. This development allows you streamlining the procedure of checking the operation of the units, being able to timely identify comments and faults, and file an application for their rectifying.
It was not done by chance that they chose the SSBR production to implement the new information system.
- Mobile walks are necessary to collect statistics for each piece of equipment, for the very life cycle of the equipment. The SSBR production started green field and it is possible to analyze the very essence of the occurrence of malfunctions, - explains Mr. Marat Khuziev, the Head of the project group of “Maintenance and Repair System Management” PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
For each process staff, the maintenance manuals contain their own route map for the timely routine walk of the area. Inspection of the plant and other process equipment is carried out using a mobile device resembling a smartphone. It's pretty simple to use. It is enough to check in at specially designated points. There is also the possibility of photographing detected faults and defects. Further, the information is sent to a specially developed system for analysis and operational decision-making.
The statistics collection of equipment performance helps to make decisions on the modernization and replacement of equipment, and other necessary actions for the turnaround program.
The routine walk system have existed even before the introduction of "mobile routine round", but using the IT tools and industrial smartphones makes this task measurable, tangible and transparent for everyone. The system allows you controlling production discipline when performing rounds, which has a positive effect on improvement of reliability of equipment, reduction of cost of maintaining it in operable state. This is a tiny stage of a large project, which Nizhnekamskneftekhim intends to implement in the next few years.
Today, a new medical director was introduced to the team of the clinic OOO SOGAZ PROFMEDITSINA-NK during the meeting with representatives of SOGAZ MEDICINA Group of Companies. He is the Honored Doctor of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mr. Gabibulla Akhmedov and he has been appointed to this position. Before November 2020, he worked as the Chief Physician of the Nizhnekamsk central regional multidisciplinary hospital, which he headed since 2012.
Addressing the audience, Mr. Rodion Bulashov, Deputy General Director for Personnel and Social Issues of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, noted the high professional and business qualities of Gabibulla Akhmedov and wished him successful activities in his future work.
All conditions have been created in the clinic to keep employees and veterans of the Company healthy, in 2019, a major overhaul was carried out in the building of the clinic. It is done in accordance with the new standards so that it is cozy for patients to stay in the building, visiting doctors, and for doctors to work comfortably. New modern medical equipment was purchased by joint efforts. New products include a universal digital X-ray system and expert-class ultrasound machines. For the convenience of patients, the clinic has a new pharmacy.
As part of the revamp of the polyclinic, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim purchased 2 ambulance vehicles, which are equipped with the most up-to-date medical equipment and 2 vehicles for doctors to visit and provide medical care at home.
In 2020, during pandemic of coronavirus infection, Nizhnekamskneftekhim PJSC donated 6,600 protective anti-plague suits for medical workers to OOO SOGAZ PROFMEDITSINA-NK.
Also, nice words were addressed to the new medical director by representatives of SOGAZ MEDICINA Group of Companies.
On the same day, a meeting was held at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim on the arrangement of medical services for the Company's employees. The meeting was attended by: Executive Director of the SOGAZ MEDICINA Group of Clinics, Ms Natalya Startseva, Executive Director of OOO SOGAZ PROFMEDITSINA, Ms. Galina Razbitskova, Chief Physician of OOO SOGAZ PROFMEDICINA, Mr. Petr Burmistrov, Medical Director of OOO SOGAZ PROFMEDICINA-NK Polyclinic, Mr. Gabibulla Akhmedov. On the part of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, the meeting was attended by: Deputy General Director for Personnel and Social Issues, Mr. Rodion Bulashov, Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance, Ms Alla Evstafieva, Head of the Department for Ensuring Working Conditions and Work with Personnel, Mr. Denis Balandin, Director of OOO Korabelnaya Roscha - NKNK, Mr. Alexey Polyakov.
The managers of TAIF Group and Siemens Energy discussed the progress of construction of a 495 MW CCGT unit at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, the participation of a German company in the implementation of the project for the construction of a new EP-600 ethylene complex in Nizhnekamsk, and the new projects of PJSC Kazanorgsintez and PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim in the video conference mode.
The TAIF Group at the meeting was represented by M. Ruslan Shigabutdinov, General Director of the parent company of the Group - TAIF JSC, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TAIF JSC, Chief Advisor to the General Director of TAIF JSC for Development, Mr. Albert Shigabutdinov, Deputy General Directors of TAIF JSC, Mr. Ruslan Gizzatullin and Airat Shigabutdinov, as well as Director General of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Mr. Airat Safin, management of PJSC Kazanorgsintez and JSC TGK-16. On behalf of Siemens Energy. The President of the Company, Dr. Christian Bruch, brought together the managers of joint projects with TAIF Group at the videoconferencing.
The parties discussed the pace of implementation of joint projects, the impact on the timing of their implementation had the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection last year.
- A crisis and a pandemic for someone is death, a fall, but for someone it is a time of capacity building and growth. I propose to speed up the work and not to delay the schedules in which there was no room for the coronavirus, - said Mr. Albert Shigabutdinov during the conversation.
Christian Bruch, in turn, emphasized:
- On the part of Siemens Energy, every effort will be made and everything possible will be done to meet the deadlines.
The implementation of one of the projects - the construction of a CCGT-PP at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim - is being completed in 2021. And this is not only one of the largest energy projects being implemented in Russia today, it is the first EPC contract for the German company in the field of power construction in Russia, where Siemens acted as the General Contractor.
- It is doubly symbolic that the completion of this project takes place in the Year of Russian-German cooperation in the field of economics and sustainable development. I think that this project will be implemented using the best technologies, with the highest quality and on time, said Mr. Ruslan Gizzatullin, Deputy General Director of TAIF JSC for Information Technologies and Power, about one more of its features. Today, the final stage of construction of the CCGT-PP is receiving increased attention from the leadership of both the Republic of Tatarstan and Russia, and Germany.
Today Airat Safin, the General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, took part in the meeting of the final board of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan " Results of Industrial and Consumer Market Development in 2020, objectives for 2021, reserves for the growth of the economy." The meeting was held on the basis of JSC Kazan Engine-Building Production Association. The President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov and top executives of enterprises, representatives of federal and republican ministries, agencies and organizations participated in the work of the board.
A specialized exhibition was held within the framework of the meeting, which demonstrated the achievements of the leading industrial enterprises of the region. Airat Safin, the General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, reported to RT President Rustam Minnikhanov and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov about a successful practice of introducing digitalization elements in the context of the company.
As it was noted by head of the company, digital technologies cover a large number of activity areas, the main ones of which are safety, quality, production, management and construction. Year 2020 has entered its own adjustments as to the choice of directions for using digital tools. The company's specialists developed a solution using augmented reality technologies in a short time frame. The solution offers the possibility to remotely join the experts from all over the world to the work process at the industrial site and quickly resolve issues relating to diagnostics and equipment commissioning.
Vision systems with high-speed video cameras and analytics have been introduced at the rubbers production unit, which provides an opportunity to control the quality of finished products.
In order to automate routine operations, neural network robots have been introduced. A significant reduction in staff time for document processing has been achieved.
The enterprise has developed and implemented a "Digital work permit" information system. This option enables to execute documents for performing especially dangerous works via electronic system, which provides means to significantly optimize and ensure the transparency of the coordination process between services. And what is particularly important is that due to this implementation it becomes possible to fix the work area on the map to perform a follow-up control and to avoid overlapping of incompatible types of work.
A pilot project "Mobile round check" has been implemented, which provides possibility to control production discipline when performing round checks, having a positive effect on improving the reliability of equipment, reducing the cost of maintaining it in an operable state. This is only a small stage of a large project, planned for the next few years.
Works on implementation of address storage in the warehouses are carried on. The “Smart Warehouse” project made it possible to increase the usable storage area.
Currently, specialists of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim are developing an engineering data management system that facilitates the structuring and management of all information of a newly created company assets using a BIM approach to the construction.