In 2011 industrial production index (IPI) amounted to slightly more than 185% as against 2006, whereas the entire Russian IPI made up 110.4%. The industry of Tyumen grew almost twice over five years, based on this parameter the region has been rated among the three leading subjects of the Russian Federation,the governor said when he addressed the deputies of the region’s parliament (Duma) with his annual message.
According to him new industries emerge in the regional economy, such as oil refining, metallurgy, glass manufacturing. At the same time basic traditional industries are making a powerful breakthrough in their development due to establishment of new enterprises and modernization of those already functioning.
He has specified that in 2009 a new stage in the development of the Region’s own oil production, the Uvat Project, began. It has resulted in the industry’s rapid, almost five-fold, growth which will go on and on.
The growth facilitated with the active use of innovation materials, equipment, and technologies would make it possible, in particular, in the short run to achieve the level of almost 100% of associated petroleum gas utilization, though not so long ago that level accounted for no more than 33%, the governor noted.
Vladimir Yakushev has said that as long ago as in 2006 the first facilities of Antipinsky Oil Refinery were put into operation. Nowadays its third work-flow phase is being built which will make it possible not only to cardinally swell production volumes, but also to reach modern world quality standards of output products. “Let us remember that over the entire history of modern Russia only two major oil refineries have been constructed. Antipinsky Oil Refinery is one of them. We are proud of this fact,” the regional leader said.
He has pointed out that oil and gas chemistry is becoming the driving force of the region’s development owing to the projects of SIBUR Holding, first and foremost. For example, the construction of the largest Russian Tobolsk-Polimer polypropylene-production complex is nearing completion. The regional oil production index over the period of 2006-2011 exceeds 330%. This index will grow still more due to the planned construction of the West Siberian complex intended for crude hydrocarbon deep processing.
And now let’s make some calculations. Uvat has provided the region not only with a new source of income, but also with 1.1 thousand of new jobs. Antipino created over 700 jobs and this figure will grow twice after attainment of estimated capacity. Tobolsk-Polimer provided for 600 jobs. Tyumenstalmost – for about one thousand. The same with UGMK-Stal. Over 500 jobs have been created at Steklotekh (glass production). All in all, there are almost 5 thousand new jobs in the region and it should be mentioned that the jobs in question are of high efficiency and well paid,said Vladimir Yakushev.
The governor added that taking into consideration a multiplicative effect (construction companies at sites, as well as related industries) some 15 thousand jobs are still to be created.
As for me, the most important effect of our industrial breakthrough is the wellbeing of people. It is the main result and the main impetus for further development, for creation of new growth points,the governor of the Tyumen Region said.