Transneft Western Siberia summed up the results of implementation of its environmental measures in 2016 and determined the main directions of work of the company in 2017.
In 2016 the company fulfilled all requirements of the laws related to impact on the environment, there were no environmental emergencies and regulatory documents were under development.
One of the main directions of work in the sphere of environmental safety is implementation of the Technical Upgrading, Revamping, and Overhaul (TUR&OH) Programme of the facilities of Transneft Western Siberia. Implementation of measures under the programme and use of innovative environmental technologies and materials increase environmental safety of the company’s production facilities. Thus, a new modular boiler house commissioned at Tatarskaya LODS (Line Operation Dispatcher Station) allowed to reduce not only consumption of boiler and furnace fuels by the station, but also emissions of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. To minimize negative impact on the environment, lightning protection and electrochemical protection systems of the company are under permanent maintenance, because accumulation of static stress may be dangerous in case of an emergency. Work on waste decontamination by the company’s own efforts and purchase of waste incineration units continues. 6 pieces of such equipment were installed during 2015—2016. It is planned to purchase 13 more units in 2017. The motor vehicle fleet is also being renewed according to the requirements of the environmental laws.
Specialists of the Environmental Safety and Rational Nature Management Section of Transneft Western Siberia made great efforts to fulfil the RF Government Decree “On approval of the criteria for considering facilities, which have negative impact on the environment, belonging to categories I, II, III and IV”. 31 production facilities of the joint-stock company obtained state registration during 2016 with assignment of the category to the facility as the source of negative impact on the environment. An important aspect of the company’s activities related to development of regulatory documents and fulfilment of the requirements of the federal laws was issuance of special instructions for contracting organizations. They contain updated information on plants of the Red Book growing in the territory of Tyumen, Omsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk Regions. Familiarization of contracting organizations with the said instructions against signature became obligatory prior to commencement of construction and installation work.
Preservation of biological diversity of river areas within the sphere of responsibility of Transneft Western Siberia is under special control. So, during 2016 about 630 thousand peled and grayling young fish were released to rivers of Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk and Kemerovo Regions. The Company spent about 500 thousand Russian rubles on these environmental measures. Besides, 7 million Russian rubles were allocated for land rehabilitation after completion of work under TUR&OH Programme. Current expenses on implementation of environmental measures in 2016 amounted to 99.5 million Russian rubles. Other important measures aimed to ensure environmental safety included emergency response drills on location and elimination of emergency oil spills, permanent environmental monitoring by environmental analysis laboratories of the company and public discussions of the projects being implemented by the Company in conservation areas (nature reserves).
It is significant that for the entities of Transneft system 2017 is declared to be the Year of Ecology, to the extent of which Transneft Western Siberia planned a plenty of environmental measures, including educational lectures for pupils, planting of trees and shrubs in urban areas, distribution of seeds, installation of bird feeders and collection of secondary raw materials for recycling.