A representative delegation of the Republic of Turkmenistan consisting of Bayar Abaev, Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Turkmenistan, Byashimmurad Hodzhamammedov, Minister of Economy and Development, Arslan Yagshimammedov, Minister of Public Utilities, Murad Artykov, Minister of Energy and Industry and Annaguly Deryaev, Chairman of the State Concern "Turkmennebit" ("Turkmenneft") visited the Nizhnekamsk area of OAO TATNEFT activity during their business trip.
The distinguished guests from Turkmenistan were accompanied by Ildar Khalikov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ilshat Fardiev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Minister of Energy, Shafagat Takhautdinov, General Director of OAO TATNEFT and Aydar Metshin, Head of the Nizhnekamsk municipal district.
During the visit the Turkmen delegation got familiarized with the activities of TANECO. The reason for the interest in OAO TATNEFT and particularly to its strategic project - TANECO Complex of Refineries and Petrochemical Plants is due to the fact that oil and gas sector in Turkmenistan is among the leading sectors of the Republican economy. The country is one of the biggest energy powers in the world and actively develops the processing of hydrocarbons.
At the industrial site the guests were demonstrated major production facilities of the refinery and the central operator control room of the NPiNHZ Complex. Khamza Bagmanov, General Director of OAO TANEKO, familiarized the Turkmen delegation with the history of the Project implementation, as well as with the unique automated process control system created at NPiNHZ Complex.
The next facility of the Turkmen delegation attention was the Nizhnekamsk Tire SSC Factory. This unique production facility of a new generation tires supplemented the petrochemical complex of OAO TATNEFT in 2009. The design capacity of the factory amounts to 1.2 million tires per year.
On the whole, in 2011 the SSC Tire Factory manufactured 188 thousand tires with the plans to produce at least 450 thousand pieces in 2012, and the factory is expected to reach the design capacity by the end of 2013.