Environmental protection

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat bases its activity on such principles as minimization of power and materials consumption with maximum possible labor efficiency. We ensure dynamic steady progression of the company supported by energy-saving, resource husbandry and ecological programs. The company implements and utilizes new and, in many respects, innovation technologies in these spheres following the lead of the parent company Gazprom.

AVT-6 (atmospheric and vacuum distillation unit) — environmentally friendly unit of the Oil Refinery

AVT-6 (atmospheric and vacuum distillation unit) — environmentally friendly unit of the Oil Refinery

While executing investment program projects the company accentuates the use of more advanced and safe technologies, environmental impact mitigation and compliance with ecological standards. All the new plants of the company meet the strict requirements of industrial and environmental safety. ELOU-AVT-6 primary oil refining unit brought into production in 2012 embodied all the latest technologies permitting to make the production as eco-friendly as possible. Thus every module of the unit is equipped with two underground tanks of closed drainage system. When preparing the unit for maintenance and repair the use of the tanks permits to eliminate additional atmospheric emissions and industrial effluents. All the unit’s processes proceed in totally enclosed system that prevents any environment contamination. Vertical furnaces of the unit burn ecologically sound natural gas. Commissioning of ELOU-AVT-6 shows the way the company combines the growth in production with environmental emission abatement. This is only a part of the large-scale re-equipment program within the frame of which all the outdated and inefficient production units are revamped or completely replaced by the new advanced ones. By now ELOU-AVT-6 unit has replaced the following obsolete and worn-out units that are presently decommissioned and being dismantled: AVT-1, AVT-3, AVT-4, ELOU-2 and ELOU-5.

Upgraded hydrotreater (GO-2) at the Oil Refinery

Upgraded hydrotreater (GO-2) at the Oil Refinery

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is not only limited to the construction of ecologically sound ELOU-AVT-6 unit. Transition to the production of EURO-5 standard motor fuels will considerably reduce the emission of many polluting substances from the internal-combustion engines. Producing the high-class Euro fuel Gazprom neftekhim Salavat will ensure environmental improvement not only in the town of Salavat but also at the locations where these products will be used. Ecological safety is ensured by re-equipment of the oil refinery for the production of motor fuels in compliance with technical regulations. Thus in 2012 the next scheduled phase of GO-2 hydrotreating unit’s re-equipment terminated in shop no. 9 of the Oil Refinery as well as the construction of reformate fractionation module of L-35/11-1000 unit in shop no. 11. The projects on the secondary oil refining complex are currently being executed. The company keeps on re-equipping the existing process units, constructing the new ones with the replacement of faulty technologies by those meeting the requirements of Best Available Technologies (BAT) in ecological and energy-saving aspects.

Reconstruction of the Sewage Treatment Facilities

Reconstruction of the Sewage Treatment Facilities

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat has its own Environmental Services. This subdivision undertakes to ensure the environmental protection from the pollution caused by the harmful substances emission and production wastes, the reduction of water consumption and disposal, sustainable use of natural resources and production wastes recovery.

The activity of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat in the field of quality and environment protection complies with international specification requirements. Reliability of the company’s Quality Management System and Environmental Management System is statedly proved by the re-certification audits. Audits are conducted by the experts of SAI Global Limited and Russian Register Certification Associations. In accordance with the re-certification audit findings the company proves the validity of the Certificates of conformity to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 requirements.

The company’s development policy includes execution of annual ecological projects and the measures aimed at the reduction of technological impact on the environment. Thus in 2013 Gazprom neftekhim Salavat has developed and prepared for implementation an ecological program for the period from 2013 till 2030.

The program’s goal is the enforcement of the constitutional rights of the citizens to the favorable environment and reduction of the negative environmental impact.

Participants of the Community Cleanup Day, the Belaya River

Participants of the Community Cleanup Day, the Belaya River

The program stipulates the measures for atmospheric air protection, water and land care, waste management, public educative activities in the sphere of environment and landscaping work.

These measures shall entail the enhancement of natural and industrial ecosystems in the region, restoration of the territories disturbed by the company’s production activities. A special priority is given to conformity of the company’s production processes with current specifications of the environmental legislation and the improvement of ecological monitoring systems.

The key element of company’s activity is ecological orientation of all spheres from production turnout to creation of working and living conditions for people.

The top positions of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat in economic efficiency rating are important for us as well as the consolidation of company’s prestige as a leader in ecological programs execution with implementation of the latest technologies.