Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk presenting Yakutsk citizens with versatile sports complex
Yakutsk hosted an opening ceremony of the Sterkh versatile sports complex constructed under the auspices of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk within the Gazprom for Children target program.
Taking part in the ceremony were Konstantin Stepovoy, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk, Alexander Vlasov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Aysen Nikolayev, Mayor of Yakutsk and Svetlana Andreeva, Director of the Bargaryy National Revival Fund.
Taking part in complex opening ceremony are (left to right) Alexander Vlasov, Konstantin Stepovoy, Svetlana Andreeva, Aysen Nikolayev
“It is the first step in the long-term cooperation between the company and the Republic. The volume of investments into the social sphere will be growing with the expansion of the company’s industrial activity,” stated Konstantin Stepovoy at the ceremony of handing over a symbolic key to the new sports complex to Aysen Nikolayev.
Konstantin Stepovoy (right) hands over symbolic key to new sports complex to Aysen Nikolayev
The sports complex was constructed in one of the remote districts of Yakutsk, which had almost no sports infrastructure until recently.
The new sports facility is comprised of a two-storey administrative building and a gym with an extensible grandstand admitting 500 spectators. It cost RUB 190 million to construct the facility with the area exceeding 2,500 square meters.
A multifunctional gym is designed for football, volleyball, table tennis, wrestling and boxing workouts. The new complex features a fitness room, coach rooms, changing rooms with shower areas and lavatories.
One of the peculiarities of this project is that it will host competitions in national sports popular in Yakutia – northern multiathlon and mass-wrestling (stick pulling).
Being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk develops five fields including four gas ones and one oil, gas & condensate field as well as operates 547 wells. The company’s production facilities are located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, in Kamchatka, the Urals and Yakutia. The company comprises five gas production sites and three directorates. Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk renders services as the gas production and treatment operator to the independent subsurface users in the Gubkinskoye, Muravlenkovskoye, Novogodneye, Tarasovskoye, Severo-Gubkinskoye fields (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area), as well as in the Kshukskoye and Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye fields of Kamchatka. The ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system is introduced at the company which produces over 70 billion cubic meters of gas a year, employing more than 3,800 people. The company is headquartered in Noyabrsk.
In 2009 within the Gazprom for Children target program Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk reconstructed the ice arena of the Fakel Cultural and Sports Complex in Noyabrsk and also built there the Recreational Zone, comprising a mountain piste, a tubing track and a practice slope with mini-lifts.
The name of the sports complex reflects its location perfectly. A sterkh (Siberian white crane) is a rare species of crane inhabiting only two Russian regions – Yakutia and Yamal. According to ornithologists, this crane is the fastest, strongest and most gracious out of 15 existing species, one of the few which is endangered and included into the international Red Lists of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.