Gazprom recieves National Ecology Award
Orgenergogaz, a Gazprom subsidiary, received today the National Ecology Award in the Eco-Efficiency Nomination for introducing the Blue Stream gas pipeline ecologic monitoring system. The prize was awarded to Boris Nikitin, First Deputy Head of Gazprom’s Gas, Condensate and Oil Production Department.
“Eco-safety of Gazprom-operated projects is a corporate top priority. Another confirmation to this – a roughly 2-year successful operation of the Blue Stream gas pipeline, with the most sophisticated sci-tech solutions applied aiming, inclusive, at environmental protection. The Blue Stream is a unique gas pipeline. It’s worth mentioning that the pipeline marine section was built at an over 2-thousand-meter depth in the aggressive hydrosulfuric environment and its onshore section was laid in mountaneous terrain. Abundant experience gained by Gazprom while constructing the Blue Stream gas pipeline, will be fully applied for the implementation of other large-scale gas transmission projects, in particular, the North-European gas pipeline”, – maintained Boris Nikitin at the Awarding Ceremony.
The prize was awarded in the Moscow-based Krasnaya Presnya Expocenter. The National Ecology Award was established by the RF State Duma’s Ecology Committee and V.I. Vernadsky Non-Governmental Ecology Foundation and was asigned for the 1st time. Attending the Awarding Ceremony were Academician Mikhail Zalikhanov, Chairman of the RF State Duma’s Supreme Ecology Council, Kirill Stepanov, General Director of the V.I. Vernadsky Non-Governmental Ecology Foundation, Sergey Alexeyev, Chairman of the Nature Management and Ecology Committee with the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Anatoly Panfilov, Chairman of the Kedr Ecological Party and Nikolai Drozdov, TV Presenter and Professor with M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The National Ecology Award was established with the view of identifying and remunerating the most efficient projects on power and resource saving technologies and production. The Award is assigned on a contest basis. The contest is scheduled to be held annually, with ecology projects and solutions from 149 companies based in more than 60 Russian regions, to be presented at this year’s contest.
The prize winners were awarded in the following nominations: Eco-Efficiency, For the Contribution into Sustainable Development as well as Urban Ecology.
The National Ecology Award Ceremony was conducted within the Eco-Efficiency-2004 specialized International Exhibition taking place between 20 and 23 October 2004 in the Krasnaya Presnya Expocenter.
Information Directorate, OAO Gazprom