In 1967, the first batch of the products from the central gas fractionation unit of Nizhnekamskneftekhim chemical complex was shipped to the consumers.
Today the personnel of Nizhnekamskneftekhim celebrate their professional holiday. This year they devoted it to the 45th anniversary of the enterprise. In 1967, the very same day 45 years ago, the first batch of products from the plant’s first unit - central gas fractionation unit – was shipped to the customers.
The celebration events started well before the celebration began. Yesterday the veterans of Nizhnekamskneftekhim saw a performance by the performing artists of the State Song and Dance Ensemble “Volzhskiye Kazaky” (“Volga’s Kazaks”) from the city of Samara and a People’s Artist of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan, a Laureate of the State Prize named after G. Tukai Venera Ganeeva. The event continued in the square near the House of Folklore with a dance programme accompanied by a wind-band,and simultaneously a ping-pong competition for married couples among Nizhnekamskneftekhim’s was held in Fakel Gym.
Today, from the early morning sport competitions are held on the stadium Neftekhimik among the staff of a giant Russian chemical plant. At 11 a.m., family sport competitions called “Dad, mom and me – a sport family” started as well as the final game of Nizhnekamskneftekhim OJSC Cup Volleyball Championship. At the same time, a chess competition took place in a sport complex Druzhba*. In addition to that, a wrestling and kettlebell lifting festival was held. Also the results of a Nizhnekamskneftekhim OJSC Football Cup Final and a contest for the best organization of sport, physical and recreational activities in 2011 among the corporate subdivisions were summarized. After honouring the company’s best sportsmen and winners of the field-and-track race the celebration was moved to the Ice Palace.
The main event of the celebration that was dedicated to the Day of Chemist and the 45th anniversary of Nizhnekamskneftekhim was held in Neftekhimik Ice Palace today. In order to congratulate the personnel of Nizhnekamskneftekhim and to award the best ones with state awards, Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of Tatarstan, came. There were over 5 thousand employees of Nizhnekamskneftekhim OJSC.
The concert opened with a performance by a Soviet and a Russian composer, a pop singer and a songwriter, an honored art worker of the Russian Federation Igor Nikolaev.
Vladimir Busygin, General Director of Nizhnekamskneftekhim OJSC, delivered a welcoming speech. He spoke about the economic performance and future of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, expressed his gratitude to his colleagues and also congratulated them on the occasion of the Day of Chemist. Vladimir Busygin extended his sincere gratitude to the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and the Chairman of TAIF PSC Albert Shigabutdinov for their assistance in the development of the company. Busygin is confident that the team of Nizhnekamskneftekhim consisting of great and hard-working people can handle everything.
The President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov delivered a welcome speech. In his address, he stated he was very glad to be in this city and participate in the celebration of the enterprise, which is the city’s mainstay generating major budget revenue. First of all, Rustam Minnikhanov offered to greet the enterprise’s veterans and those who built it with applause.
“During the period of my work with the Government and in the position of the President of Tatarstan I observe more and more how dynamically Nizhnekamskneftekhim develops”, Rustam Minnikhanov continued.
There is no doubt that the strongest team works here. I’d like to extend huge gratitude to the management, personally to the General Director, shareholders and the employees of the company for the contribution you bring to the development of Tatarstan – Rustam Minnikhanov addressed to auditory.
After the welcome address, the President of Tatarstan proceeded to distribution of awards. A medal of the Republic of Tatarstan “For Valorous Labor” was awarded to the Head of Export Department and the veteran of the company Irina Maksimova. An honorable title “Honored Chemist of the Republic of Tatarstan” was granted to 4 employees: Chief Engineer of Butyl Rubber Plant Viktor Gavrikov, gas separation operator of divinyl separation and treatment shop, Divinyl and Raw Hydrocarbon Plant Yakov Iginaev, Deputy to Chief Engineer – Head of Technical Department Siryen Sakhapov, and Chief Engineer of the Ethylene Plant Vladimir Shatilov.
An honorary title “Honored Power Engineer of the Republic of Tatarstan” was awarded to the Deputy to Chief Engineer of Nizhnekamskneftekhim OJSC Alexander Kalashnikov. An honorary title “Honored Transport Worker of the Republic of Tatarstan” was awarded to the Head of Transport Department Albert Nezameev. Two people received the President’s Letters of Appreciation: company’s Chief Instrument Engineer, Head of Chief Instrument Engineer’s Department Yuri Rachenchuk and polymerization operator of alkylolefins and propylene trimmers production shop of the Oligomer Plant Razif Khaziev.
Also, the President of Tatarstan handed the certificates of honor of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. They were given to an operator of the shop ¹1530 of the SK (Synthetic Rubber) Plant Ilgiz Zigangirov, a labour veteran of the Ethylene Oxide Plant Vladimir Malikov, and an operator of the shop ¹1806 of the IM (isoprene-monomer) Plant Natalya Novikova.
Besides, a Deputy of the RF State Duma Alina Kabaeva came today to congratulate the personnel of Nizhnekamskneftekhim. First of all, she read a congratulation message from the First Deputy to Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhukov, after what she congratulated the labour veterans and employees and the enterprise.
The Mayor of Nizhnekamsk, the Head of the Municipal District Aydar Metshin congratulated the company’s personnel on the occasion of the Day of Chemist and the 45th anniversary of Nizhnekamskneftekhim from the stage of the Ice Palace. In his message he told that the history of this industrial giant is an integral part of the city’s history. Also, Aydar Metshin noted that it is Nizhnekamskneftekhim thanks to what new public facilities appear in the city. He thanked the veterans, who came to the Lower Kama in order to build this city and Nizhnekamskneftekhim. |These are these pioneers thanks to whom Nizhnekamsk now holds leading positions and has been recognized as the most comfortable city in Russia as much as three times.
A celebratory concert “Neftekhim – yesterday, today, tomorrow” was held here today for the guests of the event along with a laser show, in which stuntmen from Moscow participated, world’s and Europe champions in ballroom dancing, the State Assemble of the Republic of Tatarstan, creative performing teams of the city and honoring of the petrochemical industry veterans.
However the celebration did not finish with these events. Today a celebration disco for young people will take place near the House of Folklore. And at 10 p.m. sharp, the sky above the city will be lighted with hundreds of a musical holiday salutes.
The events dedicated to the Day of Chemist and the 45th anniversary from manufacturing of the first batch of Nizhnekamskneftekhim’s products will continue tomorrow as well. In the park of petrochemists it is planed from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to hold open air family celebrations and a music show “A close family of petrochemists”.
The Council and the Management Committee of Nizhnekamsk Municipal District and of Nizhnekamsk join in congratulating and cordially congratulate all the specialists involved in the chemistry on the occasion of their professional holiday, the media office of the Council of NMD informs.
Druzhba* - in Russian, Friendship.