Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala
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Alexander Astanin is Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala.
He was born in September 1967 in the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
In 1991, he graduated from Millionshchikov Grozny State Petroleum Institute, majoring in Oil and Gas Well Drilling.
In 2011, he received a degree in Design, Construction and Operation of Gas and Oil Pipelines and Storage Facilities from North Caucasus State Technical University.
He also has an MBA degree.
Alexander Astanin has been part of Gazprom’s team for 25 years.
He rose through the ranks from fifth-level Well Driller Assistant to Deputy Head of the Central Engineering & Technical Service of the Stavropol Directorate for Drilling and Maintenance at the Kavkaztransgaz subsidiary company.
Lead Engineer, Deputy Head, Head of Technical Department at Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol.
Deputy Director General for Production, Head Engineer, First Deputy Director General at Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol.
Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala.
The history of Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala dates back to 1979, when a gas pipeline operation center was set up in Makhachkala. In the same year, it was renamed as the Dagestanskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center.
Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala’s area of operation
In the 1980s, the Mozdok – Kazimagomed and Makat – North Caucasus gas trunklines were built in Dagestan, with compressor stations brought online in Izberbash and Kizilyurt and CNG filling stations commissioned in Makhachkala and Derbent. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Kumli – Aksai gas trunkline came onstream and the Aksai, Kumli and NovoFilya gas metering stations became operational.
Pig launcher and receiver on Makat – North Caucasus gas trunkline
Kumli gas metering station
The Gas Pipeline Operation Center in Makhachkala underwent a number of changes. In 1991, it became part of State Gas Concern Gazprom as the Dagestangazprom Republican Directorate.
In 1993, following the reorganization of State Gas Concern Gazprom into Russian Joint Stock Company Gazprom, Dagestangazprom remained part of Gazprom as its subsidiary company. It was renamed as Kaspiygazprom in 2000 and as Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala in 2008.
Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala headquarters
Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is the largest energy company in Dagestan.
The company transports around 15 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Izberbash compressor station
Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala is focused on natural gas transmission to consumers in Dagestan and gas transit to North Caucasian republics and territories and Transcaucasian countries.
Cable-stayed crossing of gas branch to Khunzakh settlement (Khunzakhsky District, Dagestan) across Andi Koysu River
In addition to its main objective – gas transmission – Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala carries out the following activities:
- offering training programs for personnel and outside experts as part of Gazprom’s continuous in-house professional development system;
- ensuring property protection and economic security.
The company adopted a quality management system consistent with the ISO 9001:2008 standard and an occupational health and safety management system in compliance with the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard. The total headcount is around 2,000 persons.
Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala pursues a responsible environmental policy and implements energy saving and energy efficiency programs. The company has adopted an environmental management system based on the requirements of the ISO 14001 international standard.
Along with monitoring soil status at every section of its operational gas trunklines and gas branches, the company provides for technical and biological reclamation of disturbed lands.
Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala carries out helicopter inspections of gas pipelines to detect gas leaks. Its environmental protection laboratory monitors methane leaks, while the mobile environmental station keeps track of harmful emissions and their content in the atmosphere.
Mobile environmental laboratory at Agachaul gas distribution station
The company expands and promotes the use of compressed natural gas, systematically converting motor vehicles and machinery to CNG.
CNG station in Makhachkala
Cleanups aimed at cleaning and landscaping the areas adjacent to the company’s facilities are held on a regular basis. Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala also initiates regional campaigns to remove debris from riverbeds and the Caspian Sea coast. The company takes an active part in such countrywide cleanup events as Green Spring, Green Russia, and Living Planet – Let’s Do It Together!
The social policy of Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala is meant to provide decent living conditions for the employees and make their working environment as comfortable as possible.
Computed tomography room at medical center
The social policy envisages the allocation of various financial benefits, implementation of the company’s housing policy, and payment of corporate pensions in addition to state retirement benefits. Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala’s employees, their families, and pensioners enjoy high-quality healthcare at medical centers and health resorts.
164-apartment building for company’s employees in Makhachkala’s coastal area
Ensembles and performers representing the company have repeatedly won awards at the Fakel corporate festival. The Sari Kum children’s dance ensemble is a three-time winner of the competition’s Grand Prix.
Children’s dance ensemble Sari Kum
Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala regularly renders charitable assistance to children’s social and educational institutions in Dagestan, as well as builds sports centers and football fields, including as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
Children’s sports and health center in Babayurt settlement
Multi-purpose sports center in Makhachkala
Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala intends to develop its business primarily by increasing the throughput capacity of its gas transmission systems proportionally to the rate of gasification and the growth in natural gas transmission volumes.
Reconstruction of 610–623-kilometer section of Mozdok – Kazimagomed gas trunkline
Insulation overhaul at Mozdok – Kazimagomed trunkline in Derbentskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center’s service area