July 2019

Today, the Almetyevsk District saw the Tatarstan Oil Summit, as part of the 1st International Petroleum Youth Forum (HOT Challenge 2019). The event took place on the territory of the Yunost summer camp.

The summit was attended by Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia Pavel Sorokin, Head of Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service Svetlana Radionova, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov, and others.

The main event at the summit was a panel discussion on the topic “Fuel and Energy Sector Development. World’s Challenges, Trends, and Global Agenda”.

Within the topic, participants in the event discussed issues of digital transformation in the petroleum industry, alternative energy, as well as unconventional sources of hydrocarbons and hard-to-recover reserves.

Based on information by Tatarstan Presidential Press Service

July 2019

Due to the high interest shown by enterprises and participants to the first republic’s Engineer of the Year contest established on the instruction of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, the organisers announced that applications continue to be accepted until July 31, 2019.

Winners of the Contest will be entitled to take part in trainings at Russian or foreign engineering universities.

The contest is held in 12 categories broken down by republic’s industries, such as

  1. Agriculture;
  2. Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Biotechnology;
  3. Radio Electronics, Communications, Optics;
  4. Oil Industry;
  5. Gas Industry;
  6. Energy;
  7. Light, Woodworking, Pulp and Paper Industries;
  8. Medical Industry;
  9. Food and Processing Industry;
  10. Construction, Building Materials Industry;
  11. Transport, Road Facilities;
  12. Mechanical Engineering (aircraft industry, shipbuilding, instrument making, …)

For more information about the contest, as well as about filing applications, please see the link.

Today, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan hosted a meeting between Minister Karimov and Minister of Communications and Information of Tatarstan Ayrat Khairullin.

The main topics of discussion were the support measures envisaged within the framework of the “Digital Technology” federal project as part of the Digital Economy National Programme. In particular, they talked about the implementation of road maps in several areas of the economy and the trilateral interaction of the government, businesses, and the Digital Economy Autonomous Non-Profit Organisation.

The priority task for the Tatarstan Ministry of Industry and Trade is fostering the activities of Russian companies developing digital platforms and software products with an aim of creating and developing high-tech industrial goods.

At the federal level, partial compensation is envisaged for the expenses associated with the development of digital platforms and software products (no more than 50%).

“The support mechanisms are important, first of all, to be understood, realised, and started applying by our enterprises”, said Albert Karimov at the meeting.

Today, the Tatarstan Ministry of Industry and Trade hosted a meeting in pursuance of the instruction by the Prime Minister of Tatarstan on the introduction of the “alternative boiler house” method in Tatarstan. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Almaz Khusainov.

The participants included representatives of the executive committees of Kazan, Nizhnekamsk, and Naberezhnye Chelny, the Tatarstan Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing, the State Committee of Tatarstan for Tariffs, and the concerned companies, such as Tatenergo, TGK-16, Nizhnekamsk CHP, and Kazenergo.

The main topic of the meeting was the issue of improving the republic’s heat supply systems, including control of heat tariffs for consumers. The participants discussed tariff restraint options suggested by the State Committee of Tatarstan for Tariffs: the creation of an independent heat supply organisation, the introduction of the concept and the development of a mechanism for CHP investment tariff to produce thermal energy in hot water, as well as the introduction of the “alternative boiler house” method.

Alternative Boiler House is the unofficial name for a new method of calculating heat tariffs, which allows for an influx of investment in the heat supply industry, a technique for determining the value of the tariff and a model of relations between heat market participants.

July 2019

Today, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan hosted a meeting with OOO Danfoss on the creation of smart heating systems in Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny. The project is being implemented in pursuance of the instruction of the Tatarstan President following his visit to Denmark in April 2019.

A fruitful joint work is currently underway between Danfoss and Tatenergo, the Tatarstan Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing, as well as the executive committees of Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny. Their representatives took part in today’s discussion of the project.

At the current meeting, participants discussed the progress of the project, including the timing of installation, efficiency, and financial aspects of the issue.

A smart heating system is a set of technical solutions, including the installation of heat storage, automation and dispatching, hydraulic balancing, the use of renewable heat sources, as well as the introduction of artificial intelligence.

Thanks to the installation of smart heating systems, heat costs are reduced, energy savings are increased, optimal cost planning and fair value are provided to the consumer.

The Kazan State Power Engineering University hosted an open lecture by Timo Mäkelä, Chief Adviser at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, on global trends in the circular economy. During the visit, the Finnish guest also had time to talk with KSPEU Principal Edvard Abdullazyanov about the upcoming opening of the Sitra Centre, which is scheduled for autumn 2019. After the lecture, Timo Mäkelä answered several questions from Tatarstan entrepreneurs who were interested in the activities of Sitra.

As a result of the lecture, a meeting was held between representatives of the delegation from Finland and the leadership of the KSPEU, at which the question was raised about the further cooperation between the University and Sitra.

KSPEU as a venue for the event was not chosen by chance. In April this year, an agreement was reached on the establishment of a circular economy centre on the University grounds jointly with Sitra and a number of concerned enterprises from Tatarstan and Finland.

What is more, this agreement was confirmed by Sitra executives during the visit of the official delegation from Tatarstan headed by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov to Finland in June this year. During the visit, the Tatarstan delegation took part in the opening ceremony of the World Circular Economy Forum.

Based on information by KSPEU Press Service

As part of the Trade Representative Week, a delegation of Russian trade representatives in foreign countries, such as the Kingdom of Norway, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Belarus, and the Republic of Azerbaijan arrived in Tatarstan.

This morning, the delegation visited the House of Tatarstan Government for a meeting with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov.

The parties discussed the current progress in trade and economic cooperation between Tatarstan and foreign partners, exports activities of republic’s enterprises and the promotion of their products to foreign markets, as well as other promising areas for the cooperation development.

The next item of the programme was a visit to the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency, where the delegation was presented the economic potential of Tatarstan. The delegation was accompanied by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan German Lerner.

The Trade Representative Week is being held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia from July 8 to July 12, 2019 to discuss issues of supporting exports and international trade.

Based on information by Tatarstan Presidential Press Service and TIDA

Tatneft filling stations and Magnit retail chain have launched a joint pilot project, the opening of retail outlets at the company's filling stations.

Testing the first retail outlets under the Magnit brand began at a Tatneft gas station in the Krasnodar Territory, where the retail chain opened compact stores with the most popular range of goods. The first two facilities are located near the M4 Don federal highway on the way to the Black Sea coast, where a focus has been made on popular products, including various types of coffee, confectionery, beverages, etc.

Over the past five years, Tatneft’s distribution network has gained sufficient competence in the non-fuel business and is not limiting to the sales of oil products. As part of its filling station chain upgrade, new station formats are being introduced with an expanded cafe area, developed public catering; customers at Tatneft filling stations are offered high-quality grain coffee, national bakery products, and a wide range of goods and services. One of the areas for the non-fuel business development is the cooperation with well-known retail chains or fast-food chains, which allows expanding the list of services and attracting new customers to its filling stations.

In addition to the southern direction, Magnit stores are also expected to be organised at filling stations in the Moscow area. Following the results of this project, a decision will be made on further development of cooperation with the Magnit chain.

Based on information by Tatneft Press Service

July 2019

During his 2-day visit to Innoprom-2019, Minister Karimov visited local enterprises.

On the first day of his trip, the minister visited the Prosoft Systems at the personal invitation of the company. Its Director General Aleksandr Rasputin made a presentation and introduced the guests to the activities of the enterprise specialising in the development and implementation of automation systems for the energy, oil and gas, metal, and other industries. It is important to note that the company already has experience working with a number of major enterprises from Tatarstan.

Also during the visit, Albert Karimov made a tour of the Kalinin Machine-Building Plant (MZIK). The minister learnt about the half-century history of the plant by visiting its museum and exhibition grounds. He was also shown machines and loaders for municipal services and a regional interdisciplinary centre for continuing professional education.

The Kalinin Machine-Building Plant has close professional ties with Tatarstan and, in particular, with the Tupolev Kazan National Research Technical University in the field of qualified personnel training: the enterprise employs many graduates of this university. In addition, MZIK for many years has been partnering with enterprises of Tatarstan, such as Elecon Plant, Quartz, and others.

Photo presented by Prosoft Systems

Today, the Tatarstan Ministry of Industry and Trade hosted the final meeting of the Organising Committee of the Best Goods and Services of Tatarstan. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan German Lerner.

Deputy Director of the Tatarstan Centre for Standardisation, Metrology, and Certification Andrey Makarov made a report on contest results and on the work of expert commissions.

The Republic’s contest “The Best Goods and Services of Tatarstan” has been holding within the framework of the 100 Best Goods of Russia Programme as a regional stage for 16 successive years. This year, a total of 453 goods and services from 230 entities took part in the contest, which is 10% more than in last year.

In order to evaluate the goods and services submitted to the contest, 8 expert commissions were formed, which included more than 30 professionals and experts from 11 republic’s ministries, agencies, and organisations. For the first time, experts on halal products and services were involved in the work of expert commissions.

The meeting participants unanimously decided to honour 135 products and services with the title of contest winners and to award 138 diplomas of the 1st degree and 162 diplomas of the 2nd degree. Also during the meeting, a decision was taken to establish a working group for the preparation and organisation of the Award Ceremony. German Lerner was appointed Chairman of the working group.

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