Gazprom neftekhim Salavat

formerly Salavatnefteorgsintez


30 Molodogvardeitsev St., Salavat
453256, Republic of Bashkortostan

(+7 3476) 39-21-09 inquiry office
(+7 3476) 39-21-03 fax

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Head of Press Center

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Airat Karimov is Director General of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat.

He was born on January 2, 1968, in the town of Leninogorsk, Republic of Tatarstan.


In 1992, Airat Karimov graduated from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, majoring in Technology and Integrated Mechanization of Oil and Gas Fields.

Professional experience


Director General of Mikass-Plastiks.


Director of Salavatinvest.


Director for General Issues and Corporate Security, Salavatnefteorgsintez.


Director for Organizational Development and HR Management, Salavatnefteorgsintez.


Deputy Director General for General Issues and Corporate Security, Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat.


Deputy Director General for Refining, Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat.


Executive Director of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat.


Executive Director of Gazprom Pererabotka.

From 2016

Director General of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat.

Company history

The company was founded in 1948 as Industrial Complex No. 18. In a mere ten years, it evolved into a rapidly expanding petrochemistry and refining center.

Industrial Complex No. 18 in 1960s

Industrial Complex No. 18 in 1960s

In the Soviet era, the company broadened its product range to include high pressure polyethylene, styrene, butyl and fatty alcohols, ammonia and carbamide, ethylene and propylene, polystyrene, glycol, etc.

In the late 1990s, Salavatnefteorgsintez started building up its capacities and constructed the production facilities for ethylbenzene, styrene, and polystyrene. Recently, production lines were commissioned for bitumens, low pressure polyethylene, and granulated carbamide, along with visbreaker and vacuum distillation units (AVT-6) with the annual capacity of 6 million tons.

Refinery. AVT-6 unit

Refinery. AVT-6 unit

In 2011, the company was integrated into Gazprom Group, with Gazprom Pererabotka as the founding company.

Major activities

Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat is among Gazprom Group’s leaders in refining, petrochemistry, and mineral fertilizer production.

Refinery. Visbreaker unit

Refinery. Visbreaker unit

The company owns a refinery, a petrochemical plant, and the Monomer plant.

Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat carries out hydrocarbon feedstock processing across the entire cycle and manufactures over 85 different products, more than 50 per cent of which are bulk products (motor gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, construction bitumens, vacuum gasoil, polystyrenes, high pressure polyethylene, ammonia, carbamide, etc.).

Monomer plant. Manufacturing of low-pressure polyethylene (Snolen)

Monomer plant. Manufacturing of low-pressure polyethylene (Snolen)

The company is one of Russia’s largest producers of such products as butyl alcohols, plasticizers, styrene, and styrene copolymers.

The company’s products are shipped to every federal district in the country. Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat’s geographic reach extends to most Russian regions and over 20 countries, including China, the U.S., the U.K., Western Europe, and the Baltic States.

Environmental protection

Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat seeks to minimize energy and materials consumption and maximize productivity. Its dynamic and sustainable development hinges on energy saving, resource conservation and environmental protection programs. The company introduces and applies new, largely innovative technologies in those fields, following the example of Gazprom.

Adherence to operating practices forms essential part of environmental protection program

Adherence to operating practices forms essential part of environmental protection program

The projects under the investment program are implemented with a focus on using more advanced and safer technologies, reducing environmental impacts, and observing environmental standards. All of the company’s new production facilities comply with stringent requirements for industrial and environmental safety.

Social policy

The company actively implements a number of social projects. Its employees are provided with a full benefits package.

Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat’s employees

Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat’s employees

Medical services are provided by Medservis, an advanced health center.

State-of-the-art facilities – the Salavat complex with an ice arena and a swimming-pool, as well as the Neftekhimik sports center – were built for sports enthusiasts. In addition, the company reconstructed a stadium and a city park.

Salavat sports and concert complex

Salavat sports and concert complex

Ensembles from the Neftekhimik cultural center regularly take part in and win awards at the corporate Fakel Festival.

Vesna ballroom dance ensemble, winner of corporate Fakel Festival

Vesna ballroom dance ensemble, winner of corporate Fakel Festival

The company has a youth policy. Staff training for in-house production facilities is carried out on a continuous basis starting from school. The Sputnik children’s health camp is the largest children’s recreation center.

Sputnik children’s health camp

Sputnik children’s health camp

Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat’s veteran association includes 9,500 retirees. The company’s primary trade union has over 4,500 members.


Today, the company pursues an ambitious investment program aimed at constructing new production facilities and upgrading the existing ones based on cutting-edge and eco-friendly technologies.

Construction of catalytic cracking complex, July 2016

Construction of catalytic cracking complex, July 2016