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Russia’s Rosneft to implement a comprehensive water conservation programme

In occasion of the World Water Day, Russian integrated energy company Rosneft decided to implement a comprehensive water conservation programme using cutting-edge technologies.

Major investment projects of the company include the construction of a recycled water supply unit in the Novokuibyshevsk Oils and Additives plant, treated wastewater disposal facilities in Rospan International and wastewater treatment facilities in Tuapse and RN-Nakhodka marine terminals.

Last year was already very successful for the company. The biological treatment facility of Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim, the largest treatment plant in Eurasia, reached its design capacity, becoming one of the company’s flagship environmental investment projects in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It significantly improves the quality of wastewater treatment and increases the rate of treated water reuse simultaneously reducing intakes from water bodies by 2.5 times.

In the Republic of Ingushetia, Rosneft helped to implement a large-scale water-supply improvement project, so that in 2019 water supply facilities were commissioned in Nazran town and in six rural settlements around. Over 40 kilometres of water pipeline, three water tanks and eight artesian wells were completed there to supply clean drinking water to the local population.

Furthermore, the company supported a number of socially important environmental projects in the Republic of Bashkortostan, such as organising water supply in the Tarqazy settlement and repairing water supply networks in 11 settlements of the Yermekeyevsky, Ishimbaysky and Chekmagushevsky districts.

Rosneft is showing that it is important for corporates to be environmentally responsible and committed once again to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Also, the European Union remarked the importance of World Water Day.

“On this occasion, we acknowledge the fundamental link between climate and the global water cycle,” jointly stated the High Representative and Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius. “Extreme weather conditions erode the availability and quality of freshwater. Climate change increases competing demands on water use. In some regions, the growing water crisis can provoke political instability. This emergency also affects biodiversity and puts overall sustainable development progress at risk. We must adapt to the water effects of climate change to protect health and save lives.”

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