Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol hosts regional strongman tournament

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On September 28, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol hosted a major contest in the Ryzdvyany settlement, Stavropol Territory, with the backing of the company’s primary trade union.

The tournament brought together world-class masters of sports in weightlifting, as well as winners and awardees of Russian and international powerlifting competitions from Stavropol, Taganrog, Nevinnomyssk, and Krasnodar. The Stavropol team featured Alexander Zaitsev, current GPC world champion and a coach at the gas transmission company’s Culture and Sports Center.

Alexander Zaitsev, sports coach from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, performing truck pulling
Alexander Zaitsev, sports coach from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, performing truck pulling

Alexander Zaitsev, sports coach from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, performing truck pulling

Alexey Zavgorodnev, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, stressed in his opening speech that the event had brought distinguished athletes from across southern Russia to the gas industry’s regional capital. He wished them a successful and enjoyable competition.

Deadlift performed by team from Taganrog
Deadlift performed by team from Taganrog

Deadlift performed by team from Taganrog

The intensive program allowed the contestants to put their endurance and strength to test. They lifted a 320-kilogram tire, carried various sports tools at high speeds, played tug of war, and performed 250-kilogram barbell deadlifts. Truck pulling turned out to be one of most spectacular stretches of the tournament. Athletes wearing special outfits took turns pulling a passenger bus over a distance of 25 meters. Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol’s Alexander Zaitsev showed the best results by completing the task within 29 seconds.

Tug of war, one of tournament’s most spectacular sections
Tug of war, one of tournament’s most spectacular sections

Tug of war, one of tournament’s most spectacular sections

Flipping 320-kilogram tire
Flipping 320-kilogram tire

Flipping 320-kilogram tire

The tournament was won by athletes from Stavropol, who took the lead in each discipline. Taganrog representatives took second place, and the Krasnodar team finished third.

Alexey Zavgorodnev (fourth from left), Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, and prize-winners of regional strongman tournament
Alexey Zavgorodnev (fourth from left), Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, and prize-winners of regional strongman tournament

Alexey Zavgorodnev (fourth from left), Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, and prize-winners of regional strongman tournament

Background

Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom.

The company operates linear gas trunklines that pass through 10 constituent entities of the North Caucasus and Southern Federal Districts of the Russian Federation. It also ensures that gas is supplied to Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, and the Republic of South Ossetia.

Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol consists of 18 branches, including 10 gas pipeline operation centers.

The company’s annual gas transmission volumes vary from 60 to 70 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 with a total installed capacity of 1,035.9 MW, and over 360 gas distribution stations.

Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol has in place an Integrated System of Occupational Health, Industrial and Fire Safety Management conforming to the international OHSAS 18000:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard.

The gas transmission company’s environmental management system complies with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 international standard.

Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol’s headcount is over 7,500 persons. Its headquarters are located in Stavropol.

 

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