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Novatek has allocated 150 million rubles for the development of Murmansk technical University

The money will be spent on the purchase of equipment, new laboratories and renovation of buildings

30 ноября 2020

Novatek has allocated 150 million rubles for equipment for Murmansk state technical University as part of an agreement to train qualified personnel for the Arctic. This was announced on Monday by the Governor of the Murmansk region Andrey Chibis during an operational meeting in the regional government.

"Novatek has already invested 150 million rubles for the purchase of equipment, new laboratories and renovation of buildings," Chibis said.

In may this year, it was reported that Novatek will support the education system of the Murmansk region and help in the development of the region's sports infrastructure. the volume of investments in 2020 will amount to 400 million rubles. A corresponding agreement was signed between the regional government and the company.

"The program of renovation of our glorious sea boat to a modern technical University for the needs of the Arctic is beginning to give tangible, concrete results," the head of the region said, noting that in January a group headed by a Professor from Norway is expected to arrive to work at MSTU. - This was made possible thanks to the project to restart MSTU, which we are currently implementing," the head of the region added.

He specified that the region needs highly qualified personnel to implement large-scale infrastructure and other projects. As an example, the Governor cited the recent unique operation for the transshipment of liquefied natural gas in The Kilda Bay of the Murmansk region - for the first time in the country, the ice-class Arc7 tanker Nikolai yevgenov successfully reloaded a batch of LNG delivered from the Yamal LNG plant in Sabetta to the conventional Yamal Spirit tanker using the "Board to Board" method.

"This is a truly unique operation for our country. transshipment was carried out with the involvement of specialists, who, in fact, are still in serious shortage in the Russian Federation. And we agreed that <...> to expand everything related to liquefied natural gas, together with Novatek, We will start training these people at the Murmansk state technical University, " Chibis said.