New «Transneft» laboratory was opened in USTU

Another named laboratory was opened in Ukhta State Technical University. On August 8, USTU hosted a delegation of OJSC "AK "Transneft"”, headed by Vice – Presidents, Boris Korol, and Pavel Revel – Muroz, who visited Ukhta higher education institution and attended the opening ceremony of the named laboratory at the Department of Metrology, as well as Standardization and certification during their visit to the North Pearl.

The guests were presented the result of long lasting friendship between Ukhta University and "Transneft" company joined by its subsidiary “Severnye Magistralnye Nefteprovody”, there was an excursion to the walls of the university, to the "Transneft" auditoriums and they also were shown the demonstration of the laboratory equipment as well as the effectiveness of professional collaboration. By the way, the full range of “SMN” laboratories became the winner of the national round of the competition for the best quality of goods and services in the category "Education".

New name auditorium of OJSC "AK "Transneft", laboratory of measurement assurance and oil transportation is its tenth anniversary. The Vice- President of the company "Transneft", Boris Korol and the Acting Rector of USTU, Yaroslav Tsunevskiy, had the opportunity to open the auditorium, to cut the ribbon, and to hand over the symbolic key to the laboratory.

A few years ago, after discussions with strategic partners of USTU, including JSC “Severnye MN”, it was decided to open the department of metrology, standardization and certification. The opening of the department and new laboratory is of a great importance to both, the Ukhta University and its partners.

After the official part, the Acting Chief of Metrology of "SMN", Mikhail Lezhnin, spoke about the relevance of the laboratory for the educational process and production as well as its technical content. The new laboratory is founded with the purpose of study the verification and calibration of the main parameters of process liquids - oil and petroleum products. Scientific and methodological work on methods of teaching of the basic disciplines of metrology and metrological support of production, creation of training programs in 3D and original teaching methods to solve logic problems for students will be carried out here using special equipment.

In his acceptance speech, the Acting Rector of USTU, Yaroslav Tsunevskiy, on behalf of the university management has expressed gratitude to the company "Transneft" and personally to its president, Nikolai Tokarev, and to the subsidiary of “SMN” for long lasting productive cooperation and support.

As George Korshunov, Vice-Rector on Administrative and External Relations Affairs Chief of Executive Staff, later wrote on the social network, "following the inspection of the university complex and analysis of the work vice-president of JSC "Transneft", Boris Korol, praised the work of the university and our cooperation with "Transneft"; and, above all, with its subsidiaries of OJSC "SMN". Thank you "Transneft" for this gift! Everything that is done with our strategic partners is for students and the youth!"

Irina Konovaliuk, photo by Sergei Sokolov and the author