An award ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Khabarovsk Territory government on December 26, 2018. The territory’s minister for natural resources Konstantin Kuznetsov presented a prize and a certificate of merit to Transneft Far East’s Head of Environmental Safety and Rational Nature Management Section Leonid Tuboltsev and Deputy Director General for Operation Sergey Sysoyev.
The EkoLider (Environmental Leader) contest has been held in Khabarovsk Territory for twelve years now, and it is the fourth time that Transneft Far East participates in it. In 2015, the Company already won the contest.
This year, Transneft Far East has submitted to the contest its investment project for construction of a pipeline offshoot from the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean pipeline system (ESPO) to Komsomolsk refinery, which was completed in 2018. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Minprirody) of the Territory paid tribute to the high level of environmental safety during the offshoot’s construction and that of the facility itself.
Experts took a favourable view of such features implemented at the oil pumping stations (PS) as drainage systems for utility wastewater and industrial stormwater treatment facilities, waste neutralisation units and environmental and analytical control equipment.
In 2018, Transneft Far East has taken part in the events of the International Year of Oriental White Stork held in the Russian Far East. The Company’s personnel cooperated with scientists from the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) and employees of Zapovednoye Priamurye (Protected Areas of the Amur Basin) to explore the oriental white stork’s habitat and to perform an air survey of artificial and natural nests of the protected bird species in the Aistiniy wildlife sanctuary.
About 70 thousand Amur sturgeon juveniles have been released into the rivers of Khabarovsk Territory in 2018 as part of an environmental impact compensation campaign.
During the traditional nationwide environmental clean-up event titled Zelyonaya Rissiya (Green Russia), held in April and in September 2018, the Company’s specialists and their family members removed garbage from Pitomnik Imeni Lukashova (the Lukashov Nursery Garden), a natural monument of territorial significance located in Zheleznodorozhny District of Khabarovsk.