50 years in step with times: Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta’s anniversary

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Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta turned 50 years old in 2017. August 21, 1967, is considered the company’s inception date. On that day, following the USSR Gas Industry Ministry’s Order No. 397 dated August 21, 1967, the Komigazprom Gas Production Directorate was set up in Ukhta. The Directorate was to serve as the customer in the pre-development of the Vuktylskoye gas and condensate field and the construction of the Vuktyl – Ukhta gas pipeline.

On August 25, 2017, a commemorative meeting featuring Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta’s management, veterans, employees and young professionals was held to celebrate the company’s anniversary. The event, which took place in the renovated Ukhta Community Center, drew over 900 guests.

Attending the event were the following honored guests and participants: Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, representatives of the Company’s departments, heads of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta’s main regions of operation and partners, and CEOs of Gazprom’s subsidiaries.

Alexey Miller greeted the company’s staff and noted that “Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta was one of the key links in the unified gas supply system and the backbone of the northern gas transmission corridor.” He also said that “the company’s role and placement on the gas map were increasingly important in connection with the emergence of the Yamal gas production center.”

The meeting also included an award ceremony celebrating the best employees of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta. The professionals received federal, regional and corporate awards for their great contributions to the company and the gas industry in general.

Alexander Gaivoronsky
Alexander Gaivoronsky

Alexander Gaivoronsky

In his address to the company’s staff and veterans, Alexander Gaivoronsky, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta, thanked everyone for their dedicated work. “It has been 50 years now, and we have been in step with the times all these years. Our company is evolving and changing, and we are facing and meeting new challenges. Today, we operate a gas transmission system that is a part of a large unified gas supply system, and the northern corridor is becoming increasingly important,” he said.

“Our company draws on the traditions of gasmen and the experience of the older generation. Dear colleagues, I wish you happiness, health, and all the best!”

Honored guests visiting new administrative building of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta
Honored guests visiting new administrative building of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta

Honored guests visiting new administrative building of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta

As part of the festive events, the guests of honor visited the new administrative building of the company, where a working meeting between Alexey Miller and Alexander Gaivoronsky took place.

It was announced at the events that a new multi-purpose sports and cultural center with a swimming pool would be built next to the new administrative building of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta and that the two-kilometer Gazovikov Embankment would be landscaped.


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 to the CIS and Europe. 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 areas of operation cover over 15,400 kilometers of gas trunklines. In 2016, the company transmitted more than 166 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 417 gas compressors with a total installed capacity of 5,874 MW, while gas distribution is handled by 174 gas distribution stations. There are also ten CNG filling stations in operation.

Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta adopted the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system and the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system.

The company employs upwards of 13,000 people. It is headquartered in Ukhta, Komi Republic.


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