Gazprom UGS opens four sports grounds in Ryazan Region

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Four sports grounds constructed under the Gazprom for Children program opened at once on September 1 and 2 in Ryazan schools. The representatives of the Regional and Municipal Administrations as well as famous Ryazan athletes took part in the ceremonies.

A sports ground at the premises of lyceum No. 4 was the first to be opened. Taking part in the opening ceremony was Tatiana Pyzhonkova, Minister of Youth Policy, Physical Culture and Sport of the Ryazan Region, who congratulated the lyceum students on the beginning of the school year and said she thought such a sports facility to be “an excellent present to the lyceum”.

Secondary schools No. 47 and 73 of Ryazan as well as the Novomichurinsk secondary school No. 3, Pronsk District were also presented with modern versatile sports facilities.

These sports grounds provide an opportunity for playing tennis, basketball or streetball, volleyball, futsal, handball, hockey. They have an eco-friendly hardwearing surface manufactured in compliance with the most cutting-edge technologies, which is quick to dry after rain, freeze-resistant and may be easily transformed into a skating rink in winter.

Background

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.

Headquartered in Moscow, the company employs over 7.5 thousand people.

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