Employees of Belogorsk Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate and their children (high school students) have tidied up the territory of a popular leisure area.
The campaign is part of the Clean Banks to our Rivers and Lakes nationwide project. Transneft Far East, that transports oil via phase II of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean (ESPO-2) oil trunk pipeline, joined it in 2014. The Company’s employees cleaned the banks of the Tom River in Amur Region, the Amur River in KhabarovskTerritory, the Khingan River in Jewish Autonomous Region, the Malinovka and Odarka Rivers in Primorye Territory.
The campaign in Belogorsk brought together 30 employees and their children. They collected 173 bags of litter at the city’s main embankment.
The school students also visited the oil pumping station (PS) No. 27 operated by Transneft Far East. The Company’s professionals told the children about the water treatment system used by the Company, also showing first stage, utility and potable water pump stations and the PS’s biological treatment station in operation.
Transneft Far East is committed to protecting the environment. Environmental aspects were considered yet while designing its technologically sophisticated operational sites. During the operation, the Company’s specialists not only ensure that oil transportation is safe, but also that natural resources are saved. To minimise the impact on water bodies, oil pumping stations of the ESPO-2 have wastewater treatment stations that clean water to the level admissible for it to be released into fishing reservoirs.
In 2017, the Company released more than 330,000 dog salmon juveniles into rivers of the Amur basin in Khabarovsk Territory and Jewish Autonomous Region, more than 46,500 common carp young fishes in Amur Region, and more than 15,000 of Amur sturgeon individuals in the Amur stream bed, close to the gate of the Naikhin anabranch in Nanaisky District of Khabarovsk Territory.
Transneft Far East’s employees annually take part in thematic events in the regions covered by the ESPO-2 route. For several years in a row, the Company has been engaged in restoration of the cedar, in the Green Spring nationwide clean-up event and the Earth Hour international event. The Company’s employees plant trees in alleys, public gardens and parks. Besides, the Company raises environmental awareness among children and youth. In 2018, Transneft Far East plans to allocate more than RUB 10.5 million to environmental protection measures.