Gazprom Group delegation takes part in Rostov Veliky half-marathon
PR and Media Relations Service,
Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta
On September 30, a half-marathon called Rostov Veliky (Rostov the Great) took place in the Yaroslavl Region. Employees of the Gazprom Group took part in the event and won some of its top honors.
The half-marathon was arranged by the Department for Physical Culture, Sports and Youth Policy of the Yaroslavl Region, the Marathon Plus independent non-profit organization and the authorities of the Rostovsky Municipal District.
The sporting event brought together over 2,400 athletes. The Gazprom Group was represented by 74 participants from Gazprom, Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta and Gazprom UGS.
The half-marathon included several types of races at various distances: 400-meter and 800-meter children’s races, an 800-meter Unlimited Potential Race, races for beginners, amateurs and professionals over the distances of 3, 10 and 21.1 kilometers, and a 21.1-kilometer Team Relay.
“Today, Gazprom is represented by 74 employees, who prove that events like these only attract goal-oriented and energetic people. It is thanks to our people being capable of setting goals and achieving them that Gazprom maintains its leadership positions,” said Elena Kasyan, Head of Department at Gazprom.
Two employees of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta won prizes in the final standings: Olga Ermilova came second in the 10-kilometer race for women (time: 39:32), and Vladimir Yakimovich finished second in the 21-kilometer race for men (time: 01:11:56).
Among men aged 45–49 years old, Yury Kovalkov took first place in the 10-kilometer race (time: 37:48). Meanwhile, Tatiana Neoberdina came second in the 21.1-kilometer race for women aged 45–49 years old (time: 01:48:49).
The Rostov half-marathon is one of the most popular tracks among the racers who take part in the Golden Ring Run series, as it allows the runners to see the historical part of the city with its majestic architectural monuments.
Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom supplying natural gas to consumers in nine regions of northwestern Russia and ensuring gas transit within and beyond the former Soviet Union. The gas transmission system operated by the company stretches across Russia’s northwestern areas from the Yamal Peninsula-based Bovanenkovskoye field and Baidaratskaya, the world’s northernmost compressor station, to the country’s western borders.
Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta’s area of operation covers 16,000 kilometers of gas trunklines. In 2017, the company transmitted over 179 billion cubic meters of gas.
The company has 24 branches, including 14 gas pipeline operation centers, and 44 compressor stations with 85 compressor workshops. Gas transmission is performed by 418 gas compressors with a total installed capacity of 5,890 MW, while gas distribution is handled by 174 gas distribution stations. There are also ten CNG filling stations and three mobile refuelers in operation.
Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta adopted the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system and the ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system.
The company employs upwards of 13,000 people. It is headquartered in Ukhta, Komi Republic.