President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Chelpipe Group Shareholder Andrey Komarov Discussed the Results and Prospects of Alnas Plant’s Social and Economic Development

10.08.2016



Today, a working meeting was held in Kazan between the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and ChelPipe Group Shareholder Andrey Komarov.

President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Chelpipe Group Shareholder Andrey Komarov Discussed the Results and Prospects of Alnas Plant’s Social and Economic Development

President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Chelpipe Group Shareholder Andrey Komarov Discussed the Results and Prospects of Alnas Plant’s Social and Economic Development

At this meeting, the parties discussed the progress of effecting the agreement on the social and economic cooperation between the Republic of Tatarstan and ChelPipe signed in December 2014, and the development prospects of the Alnas plant (Almetiyevsk) as part of ChelPipe Group’s oilfield service division.

Andrey Komarov presented the first half-year results of Alnas operation, bringing into focus the fact that the plant had increased the sales by 31% versus the same period in 2015. Furthermore, according to the half-year results, the Ametiyevsk asset increased the production volume by 40%, with labor efficiency raised by 35% and average wages increased by 23%. The plant keeps implementing the large-scale upgrade program worth 2.4 billion rubles. The investments to the retrofit in 2010-2016 amounted to 1.8 billion rubles.

The leaders paid special attention to the aspects of collaboration between the RT Governemnt and OAO Alnas in foreign economic activities. For instance, according to the results of 6 months 2016, Alnas export volumes amounted to 90 mln rubles, with continued supplies to the markets of India, Venezuela, Belarus, Ukraine. There are ongoing negotiations on the plant’s supplies to the new markets of Latin America and the Middle East, including Iran - this project runs with the support of the RT Government.

The plant has preserved and develops further such social projects as: support of the educational project College of of the Future of Tatarstan, charity for the junior football school, improvement of an allocated area in Almetiyevsk, social programs for employees.

To implement the project College of of the Future of Tatarstan that has been effected by the Republic of Tatarstan sand ChelPipe Group as a governmental and private partnership since 2012, OAO Alnas has allocated 68 mln rubles. The funding by the Ministry of Education has been 48.5 mln rubles.

Each year, not less than 200 students get their training at the College. Today it has advanced laboratories for electrical installation, CAD/CAM technology, mechatronics, hydraulical automation, turning and milling operations with numerically controlled tools, welding and information technologies. The would-be professionals are trained with a dual system - 40% theory / 60% practice. The training program provides for comprehensive development of a personality: the students study English, corporate culture, sustainable production, manufacturing system and other disciplines.

Since 2015, the College of of the Future of Tatarstan has been the grounds to train the Almetiyevsk youth for participation in WorldSkills championships, competencies: Mechatronics, Turning and Milling Operations with NC Tools, Electrical Installation, Welding, CAD Enginnering Graphics, Prototyping.

At the meeting Andrey Komarov invited Rustam Minnikhanov to attend the opening ceremony for the Training Laboratory Facility in Almetiyevsk to be held in December 2016. The Training Laboratory Facility placed at the Alnas plant site with a total area over 1,000 sq.m will help students get practical skills and develop competencies required for working at a modern production site.

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