Today, Minister Karimov visited the Nizhnekamsk Institute of Chemical Technology (NICT), where he met with students and examined the training laboratories.
The Minister, together with Principal of the Kazan National Research Technological University Sergey Yushko, Head of the Nizhnekamsk District Executive Committee (Social Issues) Aydar Faretdinov and NICT Director Dmitry Zemsky, made a tour of the state-of-art laboratories of the Institute, where advanced equipment is installed that is similar to the installations at the backbone enterprises of Nizhnekamsk. In particular, he visited the laboratory for energy supply of industrial enterprises and the laboratory for frequency-controlled electric drives and automation equipment for chemical technology production, created with the support of Mitsubishi Electric. While highly appreciating their level of instrumentation, he proposed developing a laboratory within the Industry 4.0 concept as regards equipping it with industrial robots.
At the meeting, the Minister delivered a welcoming speech to teachers and students of the NICT, spoke about the prospects for the development of the petrochemical and oil refining industries, and also answered questions from students about employment, wages in industry, and the environmental situation.