Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg
100 per cent ownership by Gazprom
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3 (bld. 2) Varshvskaya St.
196128, Saint Petersburg
Georgy Fokin is Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg.
He was born in Leningrad in 1965.
Georgy Fokin graduated from Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute, majoring in Optoelectronic Devices.
He has a degree in Physics and Mathematics and a PhD in Engineering.
Deputy Director General for Corporate Development and Asset Management at Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg.
Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg.
Awards and titles
- Gazprom’s Science and Technology Prize (2007);
- Science and Technology Prize of the Russian Government (2009);
- Prize of the St. Petersburg Government for Outstanding Achievements in Higher and Secondary Vocational Education (2012);
- State Award of the Russian Federation – Medal of the Order for the Services to the Fatherland, II Class (2013);
- Merit Certificate from the President of the Russian Federation (2017).
Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg has been transmitting natural gas across northwestern Russia for 70 years.
The company’s history dates back to 1948 when the Kohtla-Jarve – Leningrad gas pipeline was brought onstream to deliver shale gas to St. Petersburg.
Construction of 2nd string of Kohtla-Jarve – Leningrad, 1952
1959 saw the completion of the Serpukhov – Leningrad gas trunkline, which was to supply natural gas to Russia’s northern capital. In 1964, the Belousovo – Leningrad gas pipeline was put into operation. In the 1960s, the Gatchinskoye and Kolpinskoye underground gas storage (UGS) facilities were brought online to smooth out seasonal fluctuations in the operation of the gas transmission system (GTS).
Throughout the 1970–80s, the company commissioned new facilities and gas pipelines: Valdai – Pskov – Riga, Izborsk – Tartu – Rakvere, Torzhok – Valdai, Ukhta – Torzhok, Gryazovets – Torzhok, Torzhok – Minsk – Ivatsevichi, Gryazovets – Leningrad, Leningrad – Vyborg – Gosgranitsa, and the Nevskoye UGS facility.
In the 1980s, the company became the primary supplier of gas to Belarus and formed a gas transmission corridor stretching to Western Europe.
The 1990s were marked by the construction of the Tula – Torzhok and Torzhok – Dolina gas trunklines. The Republic of Karelia also started to receive gas via the Volkhov – Petrozavodsk gas pipeline.
In the 2000s, the company took an active part in Gazprom’s strategic projects, such as the construction of the Yamal – Europe gas pipeline and the program for increasing natural gas supplies to the Kaliningrad Region.
Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg’s area of operation
An important stage in the company’s history began with the commissioning of the Nord Stream gas pipeline stretching across the Baltic Sea. The new route for Russian gas supplies to Europe was inaugurated in November 2011, and its second line became operational in October 2012. Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg was made responsible for the 600-kilometer section of the Gryazovets – Vyborg onshore gas pipeline designed to deliver gas into the Nord Stream offshore gas pipeline, as well as for the Pikalevskaya, Volkhovskaya, Elizavetinskaya and Portovaya compressor stations. The Portovaya station is unparalleled in Russia in terms of capacity and working pressure.
Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg headquarters
Today, Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg is a fast-growing gas transmission company that has a strategy to ensure energy stability in northwestern Russia, as well as full compliance with gas export obligations under Gazprom’s contracts.
The company supplies gas to nine Russian constituent entities and such major industrial centers as St. Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod, Pskov, Smolensk, Torzhok, Rzhev, Vyborg, Petrozavodsk, and Kaliningrad. In addition, Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg exports gas to Finland, the Baltics, Belarus and further on to Europe.
Smolenskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center
The volume of gas conveyed by the company grows each year. In 2017, the gas transmission system operated and maintained by Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg delivered over 148 billion cubic meters of raw hydrocarbons to consumers. These natural gas supplies are characterized by high reliability and compliance with contractual terms.
The company’s production and social facilities include 13 gas pipeline operation centers and other auxiliary units. The subsidiary is responsible for about 11,000 kilometers of gas trunklines, 244 gas distribution stations, and 32 compressor workshops containing 192 gas compressor units with a total capacity of above 1,795 MW.
Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg currently employs over 7,000 people.
The environmental targets of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg are set out in the company’s quality assurance, environmental, labor and industrial safety policy. They are aimed at preventing and continuously reducing environmental impacts, as well as ensuring the rational use of natural resources.
Compliance with environmental protection requirements is observed at every stage of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg’s business activities, as the company carries out industrial environmental control and environmental quality monitoring, internal IMS audits and targeted audits at its affiliates.
Pikalevskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center
In connection with the commissioning of facilities at the Gryazovets – Vyborg gas pipeline, namely the linear part and the Portovaya, Elizavetinskaya, Volkhovskaya and Pikalevskaya compressor stations, the company engages the services of an independent environmental consultant from RINA Consulting (known as D’Appolonia until 2017) under a contract for environmental and social control services. Invited by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the consultant will verify the performance of credit obligations by Gazprom.
Being fully aware of environmental safety issues, Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg makes significant efforts to preserve a healthy environment for future generations.
The main areas of the industrial and economic development strategy of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg are reflected in the company’s social policy.
As a responsible employer, the company provides a high level of social protection to its employees and their families. The company runs special programs to support women and families with children, young professionals, and retired employees.
Veterans laying flowers at monument to Heroic Defenders of Leningrad
The company actively employs young people and fosters capacity building for its young specialists, with 30 per cent of its employees being under 35 years old. Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg arranged a scholarship for students from Russia’s leading universities.
School of advanced working techniques and methods
Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg is famous for its sports traditions. Nearly one-third of the company’s workers regularly practice sports. Its sports teams, including children’s teams, have been permanent fixtures in Gazprom’s Spartakiada Games from the very beginning.
The company supports sports in its area of operation. Two fitness and health complexes and five sports and health centers were opened in the Leningrad, Tver, Novgorod, Smolensk and Pskov Regions as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
Opening of Gazovik children’s sports and health center in Volkhov
Employees of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg make excellent showings at the corporate Fakel Festival for amateur ensembles and performers from subsidiaries of Gazprom. There are numerous laureates of the Festival among the company’s employees.
Winners of corporate Fakel Festival in Sochi, 2017
The company has a proactive charity policy, rendering assistance to orphanages, schools, sports clubs, healthcare institutions, museums, and churches. Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg supports public projects, thereby contributing to the advancement of culture, science, education, and healthy living.
Ongoing restoration of Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum underpinned by Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg
The future of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg is determined by Gazprom’s priority projects.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is the centerpiece of the company’s plans. It will consist of a two-string offshore part and a 1,100-kilometer onshore section with five compressor stations within the service area of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg.
A new branch of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg – the Slavyanskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center – will be established in Kingisepp, Leningrad Region, to maintain Nord Stream 2.
Portovaya compressor station