Transneft Primorsk Port has become prize-winners at the International Contest of Scientific, Technical and Innovative Inventions for the development of the fuel, energy and extractive industries.
The contest committee which included representatives of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation highly appreciated the port project on the use of aquaculture for environmental monitoring of the water area of the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea in the area of operating facilities. Transneft Primorsk Port’s development won the second prize in the contest.
As part of the project, a fish-breeding infrastructure was placed in the water area for biomonitoring using hydrobionts, a feature of which is the accumulation of components of possible pollutants from the water in the tissues. Thus, in addition to the available tools for the company’s environmental and analytical control, the analysis of the hydrobionts state is an effective way to obtain reliable information about the environmental situation in the bay.
The results of monitoring and observations of aquaculture samples and their habitat during the test farm operation indicate that there is no impact of Transneft Primorsk Port’s operating facilities on the adjacent part of the water area.
The award ceremony will take place from 5 to 8 October 2021 at the tenth anniversary St. Petersburg International Gas Forum at the Expoforum site in St. Petersburg.
In 2021, 196 works from 88 organisations – representatives of seven industries (oil and gas, coal and peat, electric power, renewable energy, pipeline transport, nuclear energy, mining industries) were submitted for the contest, which was supported by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.
The event has been held annually since 2012. The main goal is to contribute to the innovative development of the fuel, energy and extractive industries, as well as to increase human resources. The contest is open to representatives of organisations, employees and students of educational institutions, youth groups with no more than five people.