October 9, 2019
On October 6, the 12th “We Are Just Like You!” Olympiad for children with special needs was held in Sakhalin with support from Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk. Taking part in the competition were 40 athletes aged 7 to 14 years old from Kirov Children’s Boarding School and the Preodoleniye social rehabilitation center. The sporting event was organized by the Sakhalinskoye Pipeline Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk, the Aridi society for disabled children, and the Ministry of Social Protection of the Sakhalin Region.
“The primary mission of these competitions is to help children socialize and learn to interact with other children,” said Irina Shcherbakova, Director of the Chaika medical and social rehabilitation center that hosted the Olympiad. “I would like to thank the gas workers who help with arranging this event every year.”
“Special children need a special approach, which is why staging the Olympiad requires hard work from the Ministry, the rehabilitation center, the boarding school, the volunteers, and, of course, the parents,” said Sergey Burdinsky, Deputy Director of the Sakhalinskoye Pipeline Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk. “Every adult wants to see children healthy and happy. The Olympiad offers that opportunity: it makes children healthier and happier!”
At the close of the sporting event, the children received gifts from Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk and the Ministry of Social Protection of the Sakhalin Region.
Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom responsible for the construction and operation of gas transmission systems in 14 regions of Siberia and the Russian Far East. The company operates more than 9,500 kilometers of oil and gas trunklines and transmits over 20 billion cubic meters of gas annually.
The company has 25 branches, including 19 gas pipeline operation centers and 1 pipeline operation center, and operates 9 compressor stations, 1 booster compressor station, 31 gas compressor units, and 128 gas distribution stations.
In 2012, the company was appointed as the customer in the Power of Siberia gas trunkline investment project.
Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk has adopted an Integrated Management System which includes:
- a quality management system complying with the STO Gazprom 9001–2012, ISO 9001:2015 and GOST R ISO 9001–2015 standards;
- an environmental management system complying with the ISO 14001:2015 and GOST R ISO 14001–2016 standards;
- an occupational health and industrial safety management system based on the OHSAS 18001:2007 and GOST R 54934–2012/OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.
The company has upward of 8,000 employees.
The Sakhalinskoye Pipeline Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk was established in 2008. It maintains the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas trunkline and the gas supply facilities of the Sakhalin Region, namely the Sakhalin compressor station and the gas distribution station named Gas Pipeline – Dalneye GDS Branch, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The Sakhalin branch of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk operates the trans-Sakhalin pipeline system of Sakhalin Energy and services the OPF – Lunskoye infrastructure.