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Romantics sculpture adorns Ukhta's central square

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A white marble and granite sculpture named Romantics was inaugurated in Ukhta's Komsomolskaya Square on August 19, 2017, as part of the North in Three Dimensions symposium. The sculptural composition is a creation of Moscow artist Ilya Mishanin.

The new monument was unveiled by Sergey Gaplikov, Head of the Komi Republic, Alexander Gaivoronsky, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta, and the sculptor.

“Let me thank all the people who helped us with this project. This monument is just the beginning of the effort to increase the appeal of our city's landmarks. I'm sure that this wonderful sculpture will become a popular attraction for local people and visitors. We see Romantics as a gift to our predecessors, the pioneers of this land, from today's generation of gas industry professionals,” said Alexander Gaivoronsky.

The sculpture, conceived as a tribute to all those who dedicated their lives to the land of Komi and the city of Ukhta, is now a notable feature of the square. Sculptor Ilya Mishanin said he hoped that Ukhta residents would like Romantics.

The inauguration ceremony took place on the eve of the City Day, the Komi Republic Day, and the 50th anniversary of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta.


Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom supplying natural gas to consumers in nine regions of northwestern Russia and ensuring gas transit to the CIS and Europe. The gas transmission system operated by the company stretches across Russia's northwestern areas from the Yamal Peninsula-based Bovanenkovskoye field and Baidaratskaya, the world's northernmost compressor station, to the country's western borders.

Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta's areas of operation cover over 15,400 kilometers of gas trunklines. In 2016, the company transmitted 166.9 billion cubic meters of gas.

The company has 24 branches, including 14 gas pipeline operation centers, and 44 compressor stations with 85 compressor workshops. Gas transmission is performed by 417 gas compressors with a total installed capacity of 5,874.6 MW, while gas distribution is handled by 174 gas distribution stations. There are also ten CNG filling stations in operation.

Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta adopted the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system and the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system.

The company employs upwards of 13,000 people. It is headquartered in Ukhta, Komi Republic.


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