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Nizhnekamskneftekhim became an undisputed leader across multiple nominations - Music Genre, Choreography, Brush with fame and Business Card. In addition, the petrochemists team was awarded the first place in the overall standing. The participation of the Company's specialists in Beznen Zaman - Our Time TV Festival became rich with awards. The finale of this grandiose cultural event was held in entertainment complex of Kazan “Pyramid” on November 16.
The Chairman of the State Council of Tatarstan Republic Farid Mukhametshin addressed the festival participants with a welcoming speech. He noted the importance of holding such events and the participation of working youth in them.
The festival “Beznen Zaman - Our Time” was founded in 2013 with the support of the President of Tatarstan Republic Rustam Minnikhanov for the development of the creatively talented youth. For six years, the competition has gained great popularity. The numbers speak volumes about this. This year alone, more than 170 organizations and enterprises of Tatarstan have submitted applications for participation. Over 800 people competed in the regional qualifying rounds. According to their results, only the best participants reached the final, including PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim team.
Petrochemists participate in this competition for the sixth year in a row. Developing creativity among employees is a good tradition in Nizhnekamskneftekhim, the youth of the Company actively participates in amateur performances. The administration and the trade union committee of the Company pay special attention to the social life of the personnel, and work with young people. This time, a team of 20 people including operators, mechanics, electricians, designers and representatives of many other working professions showed their creativity in Kazan.
A group of fans led by Deputy General Director for HR and Social Management of Nizhnekamskneftekhim Rodion Bulashov and the Chairman of the Trade Union Committee of the Company Fanis Murtazin supported the participants at the festival in Kazan.The Ambassador at large of the President of Tatarstan Republic, Executive Secretary of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO Gregory Ordzhonikidze congratulated the participants. He noted that the festival of young workers “Beznen Zaman - Our Time” needs to be expanded and held in other regions of Russia too.
The laboratory assistant of shop No. 1121 of R&D Center, Aizira Farhetdinova became the only Nizhnekamskneftekhim representative who took part in one of the stages of WorldSkills Regional Professional Skills Championship “Young Professionals 2019”. It was held at the premises of Nikolai Lemaev College of Petrochemistry and Refining from 12 to 16 November.
At this stage, 18 young professionals from all over the Republic competed. They demonstrated their knowledge and skills in two categories: “Laboratory chemical analysis” and “Manufacture of products from polymeric materials”. An employee of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Aizira Farkhetdinova, defended the interests of the Company in the nomination “Laboratory chemical analysis” and ranked second in the competition.
The Company participates actively in the WorldSkills International Championship that aims to maintain the prestige of blue-collar jobs. Nizhnekamskneftekhim provides substantial assistance in preparing for this competition. Thus, the Company allocated funds for the purchase of special equipment, such as injection-molding machines, measuring instruments and computers, as well as peripheral devices for the competition “Manufacturing of products from polymeric materials”. This equipment will be further used in the process of training and raising the level of skill of future Nizhnekamskneftekhim specialists.
- Nikolai Lemaev devoted more than 20 years of life to our Company. Construction and commissioning of the basic production plants occurred under his command. His life showed us the example to live and work, - said Ilfat Sharifullin, the First Deputy General Director, Chief Engineer of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
- I have personally known Nikolai Vasilyevich. In 1964 he offered me the position of his deputy for Nizhnekamsk construction. He had been a wonderful, understanding person. On many occasions we have been walking around Nizhnekamsk residential quarters as he was interested in everything and he wanted to know everything, to see for himself how things were going. There was a time when there were just agricultural fields on the site of the future city, there was not a single building, the task was to create a large petrochemical production complex. Lemaev also took personal charge of the construction of the city. 31 schools, 69 kindergartens and the rest of the social infrastructure of Nizhnekamsk were built — everything was taken over by the chemical plant, - said Rafail Glyants, adviser to the department for the construction of industrial infrastructure of the Construction Department of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
Nikolai Lemaev invested not only his knowledge and great efforts in the construction of the production complex and the city, but also a part of his generous soul. Lemaev worked from 1963 to 1985 as the director and later as the general director of the petrochemical plant and Nizhnekamskneftekhim production association. Nizhnekamskneftekhim production association has become one of the country's largest producers of synthetic rubber and monomers under his leadership. Nikolai Vasilyevich Lemaev is the Hero of Socialist Labor, awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 4th degree, two Orders of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.
This day together with PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim management the future generation of petrochemists, students of the College of Petrochemistry and Refining, laid flowers at Lemaev’s monument and organized a rally on his labor feat for the benefit of Nizhnekamsk.
The Legal Department of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim is included in GC Powerlist Legal 500: Russia 2018 (the list of the best lawyers and legal advisers in Russia) published on November 8, 2018. It emphasizes the professionalism and tremendous contribution of the head of the legal department Aydar Sultanov to the development of the Russian legal community.
The top list of the best lawyers and legal advisers in Russia has been compiled by the leading international publication The Legal 500 that conducts annually the legal market study in more than 100 countries around the world since 1987. Estimates and recommendations of the directory are based on independent research and questioning of law firms, as well as a survey of their clients and competing firms’ representatives. Comprehensive research is carried out for several months.
The legal service of Nizhnekamskneftekhim on several occasions became the winner in the contest “The Best Legal Departments of Russia”.
The training will be completed at the end of November with an internship at the leading Kazan universities, such as FSBEI HE "KNRTU" (Industrial Biotechnology Department), FSBSI "Tatar Research Institute of Agrochemistry and Soil Science" (Agroecology and Microbiology Laboratory). Also specialists from Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (Faculty of Membrane Technologies and Biotechnology), Moscow will be invited.
The water area for the release of fingerling is determined by the territorial department of the Middle Volga Territorial Administration of the Russian Federal Agency for Fishery. The reservoir is carefully studied before settling: it must be shallow, rich in food resources, and there should be no predators and anthropogenic impact.
In order to improve the wastewater treatment quality, the Company completed the first stage of BTF reconstruction works in 2016, in particular the mechanical cleaning unit of industrial and domestic effluents. The cost of revamping amounted to 522 million rubles. Mass media personnel saw at the first hand the mechanical cleaning process and got to know the results of the first stage of BTF reconstruction works.
In 2018, modernization entered a second phase on BTF, within the framework of which the reconstruction of the pig receiver and mechanical cleaning of industrial effluents is underway. Chemically polluted effluents come here from the industrial plants. Journalists assessed the scope of work at the construction site, where new buildings and structures are being built. To date, construction of the flotation sludge pumping station has been completed, and one of the four preparation tanks, three sand traps and the first tier of the pool for polymer flakes. Underground utilities of the first and second chemically contaminated runoff headers have also been laid.
Moreover, at the moment, the BTF experts have completed pilot testing to prevent the polluted gases ingress with an odor nuisance into the atmosphere. A special closed package unit will catch volatile hydrocarbons and clean the sewage. The selected technology is one of the best in Europe and the first in Russia. The cleaning efficiency of gas emissions is up to 95%.
As a result, after the completion of the second stage, the concentration of hydrocarbons in chemical flow will decrease and the efficiency of biological treatment will increase, improving the state of atmospheric air. In addition, BTF will be able to clean the chemically contaminated drains from polymer flakes and petroleum products that will improve the quality of treated wastewater discharged into the reservoir.
Modernization of the second stage will cost about 1 billion rubles for the Company. All reconstruction costs of biological wastewater treatment plants, including the additional chemically contaminated runoff headers construction, will amount to more than 3 billion rubles. Revamping of the second stage is expected to be completed in the near future.
BTF reconstruction is the most important water-control practice of the fourth environmental program of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim for 2014-2020. Its main goal is reliable environmental protection and compliance with environmental legislation requirements.
During the press tour, the media representatives were also informed about environmental monitoring arrangement that is carried out by departmental accredited and licensed laboratories of the technical control department: sanitary-industrial and BTF laboratory.
The automated system for monitoring the atmospheric air has bee in operation in Nizhnekamskneftekhim since 2008. Five fixed stations for atmosphere monitoring have been installed around the perimeter of the industrial zone and on BTF territory, with the help of which the content of light hydrocarbons, methane, nitrogen oxides, and suspended substances is being under control. The control stations are equipped with weather stations for measuring meteophysical properties.In the near future, Nizhnekamskneftekhim will have a mobile ecological post equipped with the most modern equipment. This will be a special “Laboratory” car, which will allow removing a complete ecological cut of the atmospheric air for the main pollutants in any geographic location. The obtained information will be subject to real-time transmission to the company's environmental monitoring system.
Staff members of Nizhnekamskneftekhim Design & Engineering Center took part in a specialized conference organized by Aspen Technology in Moscow. Event attendees, representing a number of big industrial companies in Russia, projected their digitalization strategy for chemical and petrochemical industries, spoke about new trends and experience in application of AspenTech software directly in the chemical industry and in the design.
Nina Sharipova, Head of Design Automation Department at Nizhnekamskneftekhim D&E Center, made a presentation on “Process engineering support by modeling methods based on Aspen Tech solutions.” She also answered questions of conference participants on modeling tools’ application and achieved practical effect.
It was stated at the conference that modeling systems are successfully used by PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim in the design because of gained experience and profound knowledge both in the field of petrochemical technologies and implementation of Aspen Tech solutions, which allowed to develop a significant number of various process models.
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim participated in the Ural International Scientific and Practical Forum “Polymers - 2018. Production. Recycling. Logistics", which took place on October 4 in the city of Revda, Sverdlovsk Region, on site of one of the largest plants for production of extrusion materials.
Representatives of 35 companies from Russia, Germany, Austria, Poland and Canada have attended the Forum. More than 100 participants - managers and technologists of processing enterprises and scientists gathered together to discuss the development of the polymer industry and share experience.
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim was represented by specialists of Commercial division and R&D Center, who presented three reports. Their papers gave special focus on the results of the development of new polystyrene grades for food packaging as well as new popular grades of polyolefins with improved characteristics and reviewed general characteristics and application field of PE 5118NM, PE 6146KM, PE 5115R, PE 6347K, PP 8440R, PP 4222L polymers along with their advantages compared to current market brands.
The presentation highlighted main advantages due to which PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim is selected for cooperation, specifically: high product quality, wide range of brands, scientific background of R&T center, technical support, convenient logistics, product availability for consumers, delivery according to the agreed schedule, reasonable prices, product fulfillment, social responsibility.
Azat Bikmurzin, General Director, was solemnly awarded a commendation at the annual symposium of “Bulletin of Civil Procedure ” journal, held at the Arbitration Court of the Volga District of Kazan on October 5; the letter itself was officially handed in to Aidar Sultanov, Head of Legal Division of the Company, by Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Building and Legislation, Doctor of Law. The letter states: "Thanks to your participation, we have the opportunity to publish academic papers of the best representatives of procedural science of Russia."
Nizhnekamskneftekhim has been cooperating with “Vestnik of Civil Procedure” journal for 8 years. During this period the journal has become a recognized and highly authoritative academic publication in the field of procedural law.
Two new pyrolysis furnaces of SRT-VI type were put into operation at Ethylene plant of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Their construction was carried out under the production facilities modernization and expansion program. The main advantage of the new equipment is that it is energy- efficient and environmentally safe. Furthermore, their implementation will reduce the consumption of fuel gas and reduce the emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere.
To date, 18 pyrolysis furnaces are installed at ethylene plant: 11 of them are in operation, the rest are in reserve. Two new SRT-VI furnaces will be able to replace 4 old ones as they show higher capacity and selectivity. Configuration of the furnaces allows to increase the yield of end products - ethylene, propylene, benzene and produce a conditioned super high pressure steam.
On October 3, 2018, as part of the Russian Energy Week 2018 forum, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim signed a long-term loan agreement covered by the insurance policy of Euler Hermes for about 240 million Euros until the end of 2033.
The creditor will be a consortium of six banks, representing mainly the Federal Republic of Germany and organized Deutsche Bank AG. In addition to Deutsche Bank, the original lenders include UniCredit Bank AG, Bayerische Landesbank, Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, DZ BANK AG.
The agreement was signed by Azat Bikmurzin, the General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, and Daniel Schmand representing Deutsche Bank AG, who is the head of the global trade finance department, and also heads the commercial banking department for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). The signing ceremony was attended by the President of the Tatarstan Republic Rustam Minnikhanov and the General Director of TAIF Albert Shigabutdinov.
The funds of the credit line will be used to finance the contract with Siemens as part of the project for the construction of a new electric power plant with a capacity of 495 MW (CCGT-TPP) being implemented by PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim – is one of the largest petrochemical companies in Europe, it takes up the leading position among domestic producers of synthetic rubber, plastics and ethylene. The Company is part of TAIF Group. The company was founded in 1967. The main production facilities are located in the city of Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan. The range of products output comprises more than 120 items. The products of the company are exported to 50 countries in Europe, America and Southeast Asia. The share of export in the total volume of production is about 50%.
TAIF group is one of the largest industrial investment companies in Russia with significant assets and a strong production potential, a flexible form of administration and a high level of management. TAIF group of companies, which unites 47 subsidiary and affiliated companies, operates in many areas. Five of them are basic: oil and gas processing and petrochemistry, energy production, construction industry, investment and service sectors. All enterprises of the Group are closely interconnected financially, technically, technologically and in management. TAIF is the largest holding in terms of production volumes among the enterprises of the petrochemical industry in Russia.
Deutsche Bank AG is the leader of the German banking industry, having a strong position in Europe, North and South America and the Asia-Pacific region. Deutsche Bank AG provides financing for trade operations, investment banking services, commercial banking services, banking services to individuals and offers products and services for managing assets and large private capital. The bank's clients include corporations, government agencies, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals.
Euler Hermes is a world leader in the field of insurance and receivables management, as well as a recognized expert in the field of credit insurance. The history of Euler Hermes has more than 100 years, during which the company has experienced a series of ups and downs with the global economy, having accumulated considerable expertise in the analysis of financial and economic risks on an international scale. Company's offices are located in more than 50 countries.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim has successfully passed the second round of the competition for the award of the Tatarstan Republic Government for quality in the “Business Excellence” nomination. Such a conclusion was made by the expert committee members after checking the production and social facilities of the company. It was held from September 17 to 19.
The experts evaluated the activities of 14 divisions and the results achieved by them according to 9 criteria from financial indicators to staff satisfaction. Conclusions on the strength area of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim's activities, as well as possible areas for improvement, were summarized by the committee.
The competition for award of the Tatarstan Republic Government for quality is held in two rounds among republican enterprises and organizations annually. The first round is held in absentia (in June, July) - the contestants send materials about themselves and their activities for the last 5 years to the expert committee in the form of a report. At the second round, the commission gets acquainted with the course of affairs when visiting a plant where evidence is collected that confirms the materials of the report. The issue of awarding the prize is decided according to results of the two rounds. Winning the competition gives the right to use the quality mark - the emblem of the competition to promote its brand for three years, and also contributes to strengthening its position in the market and enhancing the company's image.
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim participates in competitions since 2000. It became the laureate of the competition for prize award of the Tatarstan Republic Government in 2004, 2010 and 2014, and it became the laureate of the Russian Federation in 2007 and 2014. The company received another award of the Independent Commonwealth Award for achievement in the field of product and service quality in 2008.
It is about the 160-apartment house number 52 and the 80-apartment house number 56 in Korabelnaya Street in the 49th microdistrict. Eighty eight petrochemists’ families got the keys of their own apartments - 49 of them under the social mortgage program and other 39 families under the additional housing program of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
There are 10 floors in the new buildings, and the total living area is about 12,500 square meters. All of them are shell and core and have interior and exterior doors, plastic windows, plumbing and fire extinguishing system. Each apartment is equipped with water, gas and electricity meters and heat regulators.
The first place was taken by the team of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim following the results of the XXIV Spartakiad of the Tatarstan Republican organization of the trade union of workers in the chemical industries. This year the Spartakiad was conducted in Kazan in the CRC Solnechniy territory from September 7 to 9.
The main competitions for chemists and petrochemists were timed to coincide with two anniversaries - the 60th anniversary of PJSC Kazanorgsintez and the 100th anniversary of Roskhimprofsoyuz. Eleven teams arrived to the current Spartakiad with more than 300 people competed in 7 types of competitions: field-and-track relay, tug-of-war, men's and women's volleyball, table tennis, football, chess.
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim representatives were the first in the relay, women's volleyball and table tennis, and they became the second in tug-of-war and men's volleyball. Thus, the top prize of the Spartakiad - the cup – was landed to petrochemists. By the way, our athletes hold the lead positions in these competitions for many years.