51 per cent ownership by Gazprom
182 Votkinskoye Shosse
Republic of Udmurtia
(+7 3412) 21-83-33 fax
Alexey Farafontov is Director General of Gazprom Spetsgazavtotrans, a subsidiary of Gazprom.
He was born in Izhevsk, Republic of Udmurtia, in 1976.
Alexey Farafontov graduated from Izhevsk State Technical University, majoring in Industrial and Civil Engineering.
Alexey Farafontov has been with Spetsgazavtotrans since 1999.
Deputy Director of Directorate for Contract Construction Work at Spetsgazavtotrans branch office.
Director of Spetsgazavtotrans branch office.
Deputy Director General for Production at Spetsgazavtotrans.
From May 2009
Director General, Chairman of Management Committee at Spetsgazavtotrans.
Gazprom Spetsgazavtotrans, a subsidiary of Gazprom, traces its history back to August 21, 1984, when the USSR Gas Industry Ministry’s Order No. 334/org on Structural Changes in Ministerial Enterprises and Organizations was signed. Pursuant to the Order, Soyuzgazavtotrans (Gazprom Spetsgazavtotrans since 1992) was established as a production association for operation and maintenance of motor vehicles. Izhevsk was chosen as the company’s headquarters location, as it had the required workforce and a well-developed transport infrastructure.
Company headquarters, Izhevsk
Since the company’s beginnings, it has been notable for pioneering in the pre-development of unexplored fields, which includes the construction of initial infrastructure, such as roads, cluster sites, and thoroughfares between fields and along pipelines.
Pioneering in Yamal Peninsula, spring of 1987
The company has proved itself to be a pioneer in all large oil, gas and condensate fields whose pre-development has taken place since the mid-1980s, including the Yamburgskoye, Bovanenkovskoye, Kharvutinskoye, Pestsovoye, Zapolyarnoye, Russkoye, Priobskoye, Kharampurskoye, Vankorskoye, Kshukskoye, Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye and other fields.
Spetsgazavtotrans is a diversified company with a strong production potential. The company ranks among top contracting construction companies in the petroleum industry.
The company’s priority business areas are as follows:
- construction of trunklines;
Construction of gas distribution station in Vladivostok, 2011
- overhaul (reconstruction) of linear facilities along trunklines;
Overhaul of Parabel – Kuzbass gas trunkline, 2007
- pre-development of gas and oil fields, as well as construction of roads with various surfacing types;
Soil excavation on western coast of Sea of Okhotsk, Kamchatka Peninsula, 2008
- construction and maintenance of winter roads in Extreme North;
Winter road construction in Yamal Peninsula, 2013
Transportation of natural gas recovery unit in Yamal Peninsula, 2011
- water freight transportation;
Branch of fleet repair, maintenance and operations center in Igrim settlement
- repair and maintenance of imported road-building and specialized machines for Gazprom Group’s companies;
Opening of repair shop in Lipetsk, 2013
- design and survey works.
Survey works at trunkline route
Spetsgazavtotrans is fully aware of its responsibilities for nature conservation toward future generations. The company therefore pays great attention to environmental protection and safety, which are essential to business efficiency, and strictly complies with the national environmental regulations.
Clean-up events during Year of Environmental Awareness, 2014
By implementing Gazprom’s Environmental Policy, the company is committed to use natural resources sparingly and minimize environmental impacts of its business activities.
The company developed an environmental management system and received an international certificate of conformity to the GOST R ISO 14001–2007 (ISO 14001:2004) standard.
Spetsgazavtotrans is a socially responsible company. As one of the largest taxpayers in the Republic of Udmurtia, it employs over 4,000 people. Spetsgazavtotrans fully realizes its importance to the regional economy, acknowledges its responsibility to the employees, and strives to ensure timely payments to budgets at all levels and allocations to extrabudgetary funds.
Commissioning of gas trunkline in Kamchatka Peninsula, September 2010
The company adheres to the Collective Agreement, has a successfully functioning primary trade union, and organizes periodic medical examinations for the employees. The company cares not only for the current employees but also for the retirees who have been in the gas industry for many years.
Honoring company veterans
Spetsgazavtotrans owns the Plamya children’s health camp located on the bank of the Votkinsk Reservoir. Each year, the camp is attended by over 400 children of the company’s employees.
Plamya children’s health camp celebrates its 35th anniversary
The employees are actively involved in the social and political life of Izhevsk and the Republic of Udmurtia.
Parade on Russia Day and Izhevsk Day, 2012
Rotational camp and pipe welding station in Kamchatka Peninsula, October 2008
With the purpose of upgrading its production capacities and mastering state-of-the-art technologies, the company implements a large-scale program for the modernization of key assets at its own expense and through lease financing.