SGC people

First of all, SGC is about people. Being talented and determined, they are not afraid of difficulties, are ready to take responsibilities and master new technologies.

We are proud of our staff members!

26 746

More than 25000 people
are being employed at SGC.

Eugeny Zavton
Assembler of above ground pipelines of SGC-1
‘Welding joints of high quality is the most important’

We are currently welding joints at the Power of Siberia. Conditions are fine here – shift camps are nearby, overalls are provided properly, we are served a warm lunch. This is my second shift at SGC, though I have been travelling with my brigade around different construction sites since 2010. That is why our team is very friendly and united. What is the most important in our work is to weld neat joints and avoid repairing works. Everything goes like this in our brigade! Nature is soulful here, snow is pure, everywhere is calmness, so we can take rest from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Trunkline the Power of Siberia, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), November 2017
Hamza Mambetov
Digger operator of SGC-1, winner of ‘The best professional in construction and assembly works’ contest
‘No way round digger’
This year I won a professional skills competition. I had to learn some theory, and as for practice, I was ready for a long time. Tasks were interesting, removed helmets and buckets, closed matchboxes with digger teeth. It’s very spectacular, but at the facilities we have to do even harder things. I agree with those who say that that a digger operator is number one at the construction site. The reason is that the digger is needed everywhere, from clearing to reclamation. No way round digger!
Novy Urengoy, Yamal Nenets Autonomous Area, August 2017
Marat Muratov
SGC-4, Foreman
‘We turn paintings into reality’
Life in the Arctic Circle is harsh, but exciting. It seems like a cold desert, but nevertheless it is attractive. Pestsovaya Area is a very responsible facility. Here we construct a pipeline. Gas gathering header, swages – they are all on us. Just imagine, you take a sketch, look at it and then turn what was painted into reality. This is the most important, the reason I work at construction. I have a relish for paper ideas implementation.
Pestsovaya Area, Urengoy OGCF, Yamal Nenets Autonomous Area, August 2017
Algimantus Urbanavichus
pipe-layer operator of SGC-1, winner of The best professional in construction and assembly works contest
‘Like a united machine’
One should be very precise at the pipe-layer. When a senior foreman stands at the trench, column executes his commands like a united machine. I’m currently working at the Power of Siberia; in general, I have been working since 2000. I’ve got over the whole North, got used to it, became experienced and self-confident. I suppose, this is the reason I was sent to the professional skills competition. It may seem that I’m bragging, but I had no doubts that I would get the first prize. All examinations were passed successfully. When I was acknowledged as the best one, I sent a message to my wife. My son is four; they are both very happy for me!
Novy Urengoy, Yamal Nenets Autonomous Area, August 2017
Ramzes Asadullin
SGC-4, Foreman
‘North is very addicting’
Our brigade is a complex one, its specialization is steel construction. Here at Pestsovaya, types of work are constantly changing, so there is no routine, only ingenuity and creativity. Before becoming a foreman, I had been working as a teacher; this experience helps me a lot. Fellows are young; I need to find a special approach to each of them. I kind of manage to do it, and our brigade is very united. North is very addicting. When you come home and spend there a month, you think that this is enough and count days before returning to construction site.
Pestsovaya Area, Urengoy OGCF, Yamal Nenets Autonomous Area, August 2017
Oleg Holdstein
Welder of Zapolyarpromgrazhdanstroy
‘I came here for romance’
I have come from Altai region; there I have been studying at geographical faculty. I became a welder and went to the North just after returning from the army. From 2001 I have been traveling along the whole Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, Tomsk region and part of Krasnoyarsk region. I’m kind of adventurer, I like visiting places I have never visited before, it always encourages me. Here I feel like a researcher and conqueror. I come home as a guest. When you get used to living and working in particular rhythm, you try to get back as soon as possible. Such a life makes you orderly. There is no much time for leisure at the construction, but I try to read. I have been fond of reading since my youth, especially adventures. When somebody asks, why you went to the North, I reply that for romance. Why else?
Bovanenkovo OGCF, July 2017
Konstantin Afonin
Foreman of electric and assembly section of Zapolyarpromgrazhdanstroy
‘I feel that my job is important’
I have been working for the company for seven years, I feel, that my job is important, as I help to construct infrastructural facilities at the field. At Bovanenkovo good conditions for work and living are provided, we have a fine canteen, professional and friendly staff. I spend my free time going in for sports. To keep fit and to switch of work for a while. Guys and I, we have hung a bar and made hand weights for strength exercises. Each second day I go for a run, when the weather is ok, of course. I turn on music and go for 2-3 kilometers. This way I relax very soulfully. I’m not the only one running in the evening, each time I meet somebody else behind and ahead of me. We even bring sneakers for the shift.
Bovanenkovo OGCF, July 2017
Galshagira Zagirova
Zapolyarpromgrazhdanstroy, foreman
‘I use female approach in work’
I have 54 subordinates, six of them are women-plasterers, and rests are men. They listen to me, though I definitely feel special treatment, when we come at shift, there is no need to carry bags by myself. I use female approach in work, now way round it! Guys and I have been working together for a long time, they share grieves, joy and plans with me. I encourage them not to be bored. The thing I like mostly about my work is final result, when I see finished construction. We start from the zero point and erect such beauty.
Bovanenkovo OGCF, July 2017
Nebi Suleimanov
foreman of SGC-7
‘People are hospitable here’
I came to SGC lately, but already made friends with all fellows. I like my work very much, especially welding process, but currently I manage more than do anything with my own hands. Here only professionals are working, I’m glad to be part of such a team. I have been living in Komi for more than 30 years, I came here from South. At first it was not easy, but I got used to it. People are friendly and hospitable here, I like it very much!
The Ukhta-Torzhok gas trunkline, the Komi Republic, July 2017
Zafar Udinaev
welder of SGC-7
‘Work holds pleasure’
I have been working in SGC since 2010 at the position of welder at automatic and semi-automatic machinery. I like everything in my work, it’s even surprising! We have great management, so work holds pleasure! Moreover, we have a friendly team; we do everything with all our hearts. When I have free time, I go in for sports. We have a good gym in our shift camp, I go there after work. We appreciate that when we ask for something, for example, for gym, our management gives it to us. We feel that it really cares about us and we are very grateful, try to work even better.
The Ukhta-Torzhok gas trunkline, the Arkhangelsk region, July 2017
Akhtam Gafurov
SGC-7, CRC-Evans foreman
‘We move together from one facility to another’
We work at automatic welding complex. All staff members are team-minded: assemblers, welders, land surveyors and geodesists. We are currently working in Komi, all in all, we have been moving together from one facility to another for almost six years. As for me, I participated in various projects, but the most memorable one is the ESPO-2. Our section was near the coast, the Pacific Ocean impressed me a lot! I was born in Central Asia, where there is even no sea, so water attracts me very much. Even local Vychegda river brings me joy.
The Ukhta-Torzhok gas trunkline, the Arkhangelsk region, July 2017
Denis Zhdanov
Zapolyarpromgrazhdanstroy, Land surveyor
“Construction activity gives a lot”
I’ve been working at Yamal for five years. My friend called me, he has been working here as a mounter. I have been wishing to become a land surveyor for many years, in 2004 I graduated from technical college majoring in land development, but initially I had been working as a gas cutter operator. Now I’m improving my skills to become a land surveyor. Construction activity gives a lot in this regard, every time you learn something new, grow professionally step by step. It’s very difficult in the North, but you can get accustomed to everything – to the brigade, to the people. All people are fine here; they come from different parts of Russia, you get to know interesting persons. I like it!
Bovanenkovo OGCF, July 2017
Victor Baum
Zapolyarpromgrazhdanstroy, Assembler of technological pipelines and equipment
“We have got used to severe climate conditions”
I like being here, moreover, the assembly works are familiar to me. I’ve been working at the high north for almost 6 years. Everything is blossoming here differently, the birds are also different. For instance, I haven’t seen so many gooses elsewhere, here they are not scared. Every nature has its own character, the same is at the Bovanenkovo. Rivers, lakes and berries – it is nice to look at.
We have got used to severe climate conditions, at Altai it is also not so much warm. The way we take rest is very simple – we watch movies, chat, laugh and share anecdotes like in olden days. It is good, that students have come here, they should learn, observing our work.
Bovanenkovo OGCF, July 2017
Alexey Kornev
“Each facility is good in its own rights”
I have been working at pipeline construction for seven years already. I had been constructing ESPO-2, Kuyumba-Tayshet, Bovanenkovo-Ukhta, now we are working on the Power of Siberia. I have travelled along the country and saw champs, swamps and taiga. It’s all very exciting, we can talk about it for a very long time. Each facility is good in its own rights and this is good news! I suppose that it’s worth quitting the job you don’t like. Difficulties are everywhere, but we are overcoming them.
The Power of Siberia gas trunkline, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), April 2017
Andrey Mischenko
Edge-dressing machine operator
“We work in Spartan conditions”
My profession is a turner. I’ve took a course and from December 10, 2017 I have been working for SGC. I’ve been to Vorkuta, Inta, Seida. I’ve seen a lot. In Inta the most interesting part was crossing the swamps. Now in Yakutia we have Spartan conditions, usual work ambience. Nature is fascinating here – taiga and bald mountains. Though here we’ve found lack of living creatures. We’ve only met a fox, hares and some hens. In general, work is good!
The Power of Siberia gas trunkline, еру Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), April 2017
Stepan Yagas
SGC-Truboprovodstroy-7 Asia, Welder of 6th category
“Our team is friendly”
This work is for me, I like being a welder! First of all, it’s just nice to weld, I understand that it comes naturally. I like mastering new equipment, learn everything from the whole beginning. My favorite type of welding is pulsed arc gas-shielded welding, when two torches come one after another. Secondly, our team is great – management, fellows, with whom we have been working together for some years. We don’t want to separate.
Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas trunkline, 2017
Suhaily Gafurov
Foreman of CRC welding complex
“This work is for real men”
The most important is to clearly understand, that we are one family at the construction. A big, multicultural family. Everyone requires personal approach, to praise or to talk strictly. It’s important to be both friend and leader. We are not kid gloves, not afraid of dirt and foul weather. This work is for real men.
Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas trunkline, 2017
Andrey M. Gnativ
OOO Zapolyarpromgrazhdanstroy, Foreman of SMU 1
“North is north”
When I came to ZPGS, I realized at once the scale of construction sites. We have everything here: transportation, catering, housing… This is fantastic! Although I have worked for twenty years in the north, I haven’t seen anything like this before. Everything was worse. Here everybody tries hard to do everything possible in order to create good working conditions for people. Of course, the climate is very harsh here, cold weather, frosts. But, you know, the North is north. I’m already a northerner!
Korotchaevo village, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, 2014
Mikhail Y. Nadachkovsky
Yamalmekhanizatsiya, Lathe Operator
“Everything is homelike for me here”
The North carries me away… After all I came here in 1996. At first I thought that I would stay here for one or two years. Everybody says here: “I’m going to earn a little money and then immediately go home!” And then you become accustomed, and it seems that it is better here than at home. My wife also works here. Children have already grown up… Earlier they stayed with my mother-in-law and father-in-law while we were at work. We have been living here in Novy Urengoy for a long time. Everything is homelike for me here.
Warehouse of Stroygazconsulting-Sever, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, March 2014
Nikolai V. Fedyakov
Yamalmekhanizatsiya, Operator of a pile-driver
“Working together is always easier”
We’re neighbours, and live in Nizhny Novgorod Region in the village of Pavlovo. I came and said: “Let’s go, Sanya!” And so we organized the brigade with Kotov – the crew of a pile-driver. I’m the operator, and he is the pile worker. First, we install piles, then we nail them up. If it is needed – we will do it. Because every genuine man should keep his promise. And working together is always easier. We do not accuse each other.
Zapolyarye – NPS Pur-Pe oil pipeline, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, March 2014
Tatyana V. Gutsulyak
Yamalmekhanizatsiya, Public Catering Department Technician
“We always come first”
We always plan in advance the foodstuff delivery. We bring meet, flour, chilled fruit, berries, vegetables in order to ease people’s work. Even if the passage across a river is closed, we will never leave them hungry. No matter it is summer or winter, the food ration will stay normal… We come first when the new shiftmen camp is appeared, and then come builders. But I’m afraid of arctic foxes and bears so much. We try not to attract them with waste products. Everything is packed in special containers and stored in special places. Order – this is the most important thing!
Zapolyarye – NPS Pur-Pe, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, March 2014
Ruslan V. Tukmatov
Yamalmekhanizatsiya, Head of the subdivision
“Vast construction projects carry me away”
When I went to the North, first of all, I thought about money. But soon this idea passed into the background. Why? Because the scale of these construction sites is enormous, and I’m sure that you can’t find such interesting projects in the whole world. Vast construction projects carry me away. I remember how we laid pipes of the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta gas pipeline. Dozens of excavator operators took part in this process. It was the first time for many of them and me. You can’t just forget it. This is the real extreme and pure pleasure!
The Zapolyarye – NPS Pur-Pe oil pipeline, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, November 2013
Fanis M. Khamidullin
Yamalmekhanizatsiya, Deputy Director
“I’ve been everywhere”
I came to the North by an assignment during the Soviet period after graduating from the Tyumen Industrial University. I began working as a transport specialist in Noyabrsk, and I have been working in SGC since 2003. Best of all I like the Shtokman road construction project. There were sea, cliffs and snow… I have been almost everywhere: at Urengoy and Sakhalin’s fields, the Kolyma Federal Highway and ESPO-2. I took part in the construction of the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta gas pipeline and the Pechora Line Pipe Operation Center. There were so many facilities in my life!
Zapolyarye – NPS Pur-Pe, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, November 2013
Alfat G. Khusnudinov
Stroygarant, Electric and Gas Welder
“Specialists are in demand everywhere”
Construction site this is the place where you’re brought to by destiny. For example, you should construct something here today, and tomorrow you should go to another place. I am from the Republic of Bashkortostan but I have been working as a shift worker for many years in Stroygarant. I have just arrived to the Baltic… I like it! I am an electric and gas welder. Such specialists are in demand everywhere. This project will be finished soon, and then we will go to another construction site. We will work there.
Portovoye Line Pipe Operation Center, Leningrad Region, June 2013
Vyacheslav A. Soldatenkov
Stroygarant, Concrete worker
“Job well done”
I like everything I do. I work as a concrete worker, bricklayer, and also as a decorator. We started working here from scratch. Firstly, we set up the formwork, then filled it up and installed markers. All in all we have done all concrete construction works. Nothing complicated so far… And now I lay bricks. I try hard to do my job well done!
Portovoye Line Pipe Operation Center, Leningrad Region, June 2013
Nikolai M. Verbitsky
Stroygarant, Electric and Gas Welder
“Welding – it is very interesting”
I have already been working for ten years in the construction industry. Somehow I got used. I have learned many nuances and peculiarities of this profession. My elder colleagues helped me, gave a hint how to do my work. It can seem that welding is very boring occupation, but when you weld a first joint and a second one you start to get used. Look, it is interesting! And I also like to work in different regions. I have already returned from Vyborg. I visited a castle and museum, I even tried on hauberk and armour.
Portovoye Line Pipe Operation Center, Leningrad Region, June 2013
Alexander N. Grinchak
Zapolyargrazhdanstroy, Section foreman
“Thirty years in construction industry”
When I came here there were only snow, forest and swamp. It was difficult to drive even the cross-country vehicle. Just imagine, you come to the deserted area and when you leave factories and pipelines are ready. I like to realize it, and that is why I’m still here. I have been working in construction industry for thirty years.
Kirinskoye gas condensate field, Sakhalin Region, May 2013
Alexander I. Baryshnikov
OOO Zapolyargrazhdanstroy, General Foreman
“Every construction site is unforgettable”
I have been working in Zapolyargrazhdanstroy for four years and here, at the Kirinskoye field, since the very beginning. This construction site will be memorable for its quickness and speed. I remember every construction site. All of them are interesting places to work at.
Kirinskoye gas condensate field, Sakhalin Region, May 2013
Sergey I. Bezdenezhnykh
Zapolyargrazhdanstroy, Electric Welder
“I can be proud of it”
I’m a welder. I have been working as a welder for 15 years. I have got the sixth degree. This profession is well-paid; you can find a job everywhere. It is very important for me that I can be proud of my facilities. I can tell my children about the Zapolyarnoye and Kirinskoye fields. My routine work is the same at every construction site.
Kirinskoye gas condensate field, Sakhalin Region, May 2013
Denis N. Vaigachev
Zapolyargrazhdanstroy, Crew Foreman
“Above all, you must work properly”
I have been working in construction industry for more than ten years and here, at the Kirinskoye field, for only one month. Nature is so beautiful here. We set measuring instruments and automatics. You should understand and look into the problem. Well, to tell the truth, we do not have any difficulties. Above all, you must work properly!
Kirinskoye gas condensate field, Sakhalin Region, May 2013
Valery V. Vazikov
“One year passes as a month”
“One year passes as a month”
I don’t like to work at one place. It is better to work as a shift man. I have been everywhere in Russia, even at Sakhalin. Here, at the Kirinskoye field, the construction site is very big, everything is massive. We work quickly. As the saying goes, one year passes as a month. I have never wanted to change my profession.
Kirinskoye gas condensate field, Sakhalin Region, May 2013
Oleg N. Svadin
Zapolyarpromgrazhdanstroy, Foreman of SMU 1 Finishing Brigade
“We have been working together for a long time”
I’m a carpenter. I install different partitions, hang wallpapers, putty, etc. All in all, I do finishing works. Our brigade is from Omsk. We have been working together for a long time. We know each other very well. We had worked at Bovanenkovo for 5 years, from the very beginning. Then we worked at the Zapolyarnoye field. And now we are here, in Korotchaevo. What will I remember for the whole life? Of course, it will be my work. It is a wonderful job!
Korotchaevo village, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, 2014
Damir Kh. Vagizov
Zapolyarpromgrazhdanstroy, Foreman
“Construction is my calling”
I have been working in ZPGS for twelve years. Firstly, I began my career as an ordinary worker, later I became the brigade-leader and then I worked as a master. Now I am the foreman. At first, I came here for the romance. I wanted to see the North with my own eyes: its nature, reindeers and the Aurora Borealis (the northern lights). I liked it, so I stayed here. My first construction site was the Zapolyarnoye oil, gas and condensate field. I remember our passage across the Pur River. There were no transport, no helicopters. We were told: “Guys, let’s go!”; we were conveyed by boats. We rowed… Successfully reached the bank of the river and began to work. After all, I understood that construction industry is my life calling and I couldn’t live without it.
Bovanenkovskoye oil, gas and condensate field, March 2012
Nadir K. Valeev
OOO Zapolyarpromgrazhdanstroy, SMU 1, Deputy Chief of Technological Works Department
“The construction project is absolutely unique”
I constructed gas trunklines before, took part in the Sakhalin-2 project. Therefore, I can say that even one gas field of the Bovanenkovskoye oil, gas and condensate field is an absolutely unique construction site in terms of its dimension and gas treatment capacity. It was the happiest day when we laid the first gas flowline from the gas well cluster to GP-2. I remember that day. It was on Easter. A lot of facilities have already been built, the infrastructure is well-developed here; there are well-equipped canteens and dormitories. Earlier everything was delivered here by the functional winter road or by water during the summer navigation period. Today, the railroad is ready for the field provision.
Bovanenkovskoye oil, gas and condensate field, March 2012
Leonid V. Maksimov
Zapolyarpromgrazhdanstroy, Industrial Pipeline Erector
“Everybody knows his own work”
If you work conscientiously – it is splendid. Everybody knows his own work and nobody tells us: “You worked harder and you made little.” If your section is ready without flaws, it is a real pleasure. I always feel proud that we work here in cold, during blizzards and strong winds. And we work excellently!
Bovanenkovskoye oil, gas and condensate field, March 2012