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Vladimir Khurtsilava was born on January 26, 1953, in the Gulripsh settlement (Abkhazia).
He graduated from the Engels Leningrad Institute of Soviet Trade and the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.
He has a PhD in Economics.
Before joining Gazprom, Vladimir Khurtsilava worked in the trading sector and a number of commercial entities in St. Petersburg.
Deputy Director General for relations with affiliates and subsidiaries of Gazprom Komplektatsiya.
Director General of Yamalgazinvest.
from September 2014
First Deputy Director General of the Gazprom Invest managing company.
Representative of the Gazprom Invest managing company in Yamalgazinvest.
Yamalgazinvest was set up in March 1997.
During the first five years, the company’s business activities were focused on the engineering and construction of the Russian section of the Yamal – Europe gas pipeline, as well as the northern Tyumen Region (SRTO) – Torzhok and Zapolyarnoye – Urengoy gas pipelines.
Later, the company was engaged in a number of equally ambitious investment projects:
- expansion of the Urengoy gas transmission hub;
- Pochinki – Izobilnoye – Severo-Stavropolskoye UGS facility gas pipeline;
- Gryazovets – Vyborg gas pipeline;
- gas pipeline connecting the Pestsovoye field to the Yamburg – Center gas pipeline system;
- Pochinki – Gryazovets gas pipeline;
- main gas compressor station at the Zapolyarnoye field;
- gas cooling station at the Pestsovaya area of the Urengoyskoye field;
- compressor stations for utilizing associated gas from the Urengoyskoye field;
- long-distance transmission of hydrocarbons from gas and condensate deposits of the Zapolyarnoye field; and
- Ukhta – Torzhok gas trunkline system.
At present, Yamalgazinvest is building the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta gas trunkline system.
Smolenskaya compressor station
Over the years of its existence, the company has constructed and commissioned around 7,900 kilometers of linear pipelines, 54 compressor stations with a total capacity of some 4,400 MW, over 3,500 kilometers of technological communication lines, and numerous ancillary facilities.
The primary function of Yamalgazinvest is to serve as the customer in major investment projects related to the creation of new gas transmission systems and reconstruction of existing ones.
Torzhokskaya compressor station
The company coordinates the construction of gas trunklines and auxiliary facilities at every stage, from engineering to property rights registration.
Yamalgazinvest has developed and introduced an integrated quality management system compliant with the STO Gazprom 9001–2012 standard and the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 international standards.
Owing to the high importance of the projects implemented by the company, Yamalgazinvest extensively uses new engineering solutions and cutting-edge technologies in its activities. The company draws on the most advanced domestic and international practices in constructing and operating gas transmission facilities.
Zapolyarnoye — Urengoy gas pipeline construction
In order to achieve the required performance standards and ensure high quality of all operations, Yamalgazinvest adopts efficient technological, engineering, and organizational solutions at the design documentation stage, as well as uses state-of-the-art equipment and materials in gas pipeline construction.
The company has received Gazprom’s Science and Technology Prize (2005) and the National Technological Prize (2006) for its contribution to industrial technology development.
The company pursues a policy to minimize man-made impacts in the areas of construction.
In this connection, all projects implemented by Yamalgazinvest undergo a phased environmental impact assessment, with subsequent technical and biological remediation of disturbed soils. Environmental monitoring is carried out at each construction stage. Based on aerospace data and construction site investigations, models of potential landscape and biogeographic changes are developed within the framework of information retrieval systems, which allows the company to plan mitigation measures.
Prior to building gas trunklines, Yamalgazinvest arranges archaeological surveys to protect objects of historical value located in the vicinity of gas pipeline routes. In 2006, the company received the Heritage of Generations national award for great contribution to preserving archaeological heritage.
Yamalgazinvest has a target-oriented social policy that contributes to creating an enduring and highly-qualified team of professionals motivated toward successful attainment of the company’s goals.
Special attention is paid to the recruitment, social protection, and further training of highly-qualified staff, as well as corporate culture promotion.
The collective agreement provides for a wide range of benefits and compensations. There is also an efficient medical support system for employees and retired pensioners.
Yamalgazinvest has established a Youth Society aimed at fostering creative initiatives, intellectual potential, and professional growth of young specialists.
The Yamalgazinvest of today is a well-organized, efficient and highly professional company with substantial potential for development.
The company’s prospects are primarily related to the construction of transmission systems for delivering gas from the Yamal Peninsula and to the reconstruction of existing facilities in northern Russia.