Gazprom UGS constructs sports ground in Bashkortostan
The opening ceremony of a versatile sports ground constructed under the Gazprom for Children program took place in school No. 3 of Kumertau on August 25.
Taking part in the ceremony were Sergey Afonin, Minister of Housing and Utilities of Bashkortostan, Marva Gulmutdinova, representative of the Education Ministry of the Republic, Milana Skorobogatova, Children’s Rights Commissioner, Boris Belyaev, Head of the City District Administration and Sergey Basov, Head of the Bashkiria Directorate for well workover, rescue and recovery operations (branch of Gazprom UGS).
Right to cut opening ribbon given to Marva Gulmutdinova, Sergey Basov and Boris Belyaev
The city Mayor noted, “The gas workers’ present is a strong contribution to the development of the city sports infrastructure. Opening this sports ground is another step on the way to healthy lifestyle.”
In his speech of response, the Head of the Bashkiria Directorate for well workover, rescue and recovery operations particularly pointed out the peculiarities of the new facility, “It is the second versatile sports ground in Kumertau, which we constructed under the Gazprom for Children program. It is designed for playing different sports – football, volleyball, basketball, streetball, handball and even hockey. The eco-friendly surface, manufactured applying the most cutting-edge technologies, is quick-drying after rain, freeze-resistant and in winter it may be easily transformed into a skating rink.”
Young athletes from schools No. 3 and 1 were the first to try out the new ground by holding an exhibition futsal game.
Gazprom UGS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, uniting Russia’s underground gas storage facilities. 25 branches of the company are located in 16 Russian Federation constituents. The company’s activities are aimed at meeting seasonal fluctuations in natural gas consumption and stabilizing the operation of the Unified Gas Supply System.
Gazprom UGS operates 21 underground gas storage facilities in 25 geological structures. Five new UGS facilities are currently at their design and construction stages. There are 2,621 operating UGS wells. Industrial facilities include 18 compressor stations. In 2011 the company simultaneously obtained the following certificates: ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System. Requirements; ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System – Specifications and Directions for Use; OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.