Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol announces its best young innovator
PR Service, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol announced the results of its first Best Young Innovator contest.
Taking part in the contest were over 140 young employees of the company who submitted 324 innovative proposals to the expert committee. The proposals generated a total economic benefit of over RUB 27 million. The most effective solutions included measures aimed at increasing corrosion resistance of gas pipelines, improving automation processes, and enhancing reliability of gas compressor engines at compressor stations. The winners were selected in absentia. The jury had the following evaluation criteria: number of submitted innovative proposals, the resulting economic benefit, and the value of solutions adopted in industrial processes.
Artyom Mameev, engineer of the corrosion prevention service at the Svetlogradskoye gas pipeline operation center, was declared the best young innovator of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol. Second place went to Anton Saprykin, engineer of the instrumentation and controls service at the Izobilnenskoye gas pipeline operation center, and third place to Alexander Bogdanov, head of the gas compressor service at the Nevinnomysskoye gas pipeline operation center.
“Efficiency is one of the company’s priorities,” says Alexey Zavgorodnev, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol. “The company is taking extensive efforts to engage as many employees as possible, including young professionals, in creative engineering. Our goal is to build a reliable and close-knit team of experts capable of handling operational challenges.”
The winner, Artyom Mameev, is now going to participate in the second round of the Gazprom’s Best Young Innovator contest.
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The company operates linear gas trunklines that pass through 10 Russian regions. Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol consists of 18 branches, including 10 gas pipeline operation centers.
The company’s annual gas transmission volumes stand at approximately 60 billion cubic meters, while the total length of gas pipelines exceeds 8,000 kilometers. The company operates 12 compressor stations, 19 workshops, 11 types of gas compressors (113 units) with a total installed capacity of 1,035.9 MW, and over 300 gas distribution stations.
The environmental management system of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol complies with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 international standard. The company employs around 8,000 people. It is headquartered in Stavropol.
The Gazprom’s Best Young Innovator contest is held every two years with a view to inspire young employees and engage them in technological and operational enhancement, which improves gas production, transportation and processing performance, energy and fuel efficiency, labor productivity, working conditions, occupational safety, and industrial management.