Cooperation between Russia and Switzerland is growing by the Tyumen Region

28 September 2018

In February 2018 in Moscow there was held a presentation of the investment potential of the Tyumen Region for the Swiss companies operating in Russia. The delegation of the Tyumen Region was headed by Deputy Governor Vadim Shumkov. The meeting was organized with the active participation of the Swiss Embassy in Russia.

Finally in September 2018 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation in Russia, Mr. Yves Rossier, paid a business visit to the city of Tyumen.

The central event of the business program was the meeting of the Governor of the Tyumen Region Alexander Moor with the Swiss guests.

"I am very glad that you visited the hospitable Tyumen land", Alexander Moor thanked the guests. "The Tyumen Region is an open for investments and dynamically developing region. The main investments are in the creation of new industrial productions – for example, Antipinsky refinery, UMMC Stal, Tobolskneftekhim and many others".

According to the head of the region, the Tyumen Region is ready to form its proposals for each project – so to speak, "turnkey". The government proposes to provide full administrative support – from the idea of the project and up to its implementation. Then comes the second stage – contact with major customers and assistance in promoting products.

"The Government of the Tyumen Region is ready to provide individual support to each investor, what includes tax benefits and financial support, as well as full administrative support, and even the training of highly qualified personnel", said Alexander Moor.

In turn, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland in Russia, Yves Rossier, stressed that his country's priorities are such areas as engineering, metalworking and the chemical industry. The priority is bilateral investments, which build long-term relations not only between countries and companies, but also between people.

"If we invest in something, it means that we are building long-term relationships. The result of such relationships are joint training for personnel, innovation and infrastructure development", said Yves Rossier. He also named the main argument for choosing the place of investment – it is support from the Government, quality of life and highly qualified staff.

During the visit to the Tyumen Region, the delegation of the Swiss Embassy was attended by representatives of Swiss organizations and companies:

Swiss Business Hub (Swiss Business Assistance Center) – led by the head of the center, Mr. Lorenz Widmer. The Swiss Business Assistance Center is the official unit of the Swiss Embassy in Russia and is responsible for implementing Swiss export strategies in Russia, as well as for promoting Switzerland as a country for doing business.

Swiss-Russian Forum – led by the head and founder of the Fund, Mrs. Beatriz Lombard-Martin. The Fund regularly conducts joint Swiss-Russian events, including meetings and roundtables in the fields of health, science and technology, law and finance. The most famous contest of innovation projects is the "Suvorov Prize".

Company Clariant – led by the company's Clariant head in Russia and the CIS Kay Zwingenberger. Clariant is the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of catalysts for refinery processes, petrochemicals, additives, superconcentrates and pigments for plastics and paint and varnish industry, cosmetics, household chemicals, plant protection products and industrial chemistry.

The company ENERGAS was represented by Deputy Chief Executive Officer for General Issues Maxim Belov. ENERGAS Company for more than 11 years represents the equipment of the Swiss company Enerproject SA and it has established itself as a reliable supplier of process equipment for comprehensive gas treatment and gas supply.

At the territory of the region (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area and the Tyumen Region itself), 119 units of ENERGAS for treatment and compression of gas operate. These units are involved in 53 projects at the territory of 33 fields. Here, the ENERGAS equipment treats low-pressure associated gas at the end stages of oil separation, APG of the first separation stages, condensate de-ethanization gas, gas from Cenomanian water, natural gas.

On September 24 and 25, as part of an intense business program, representatives of the Swiss Embassy and Swiss entrepreneurs visited Borovskiy Industrial Park, Antipinsky Refinery, Representative Office of LUKOIL-Western Siberia, "Medical City" Medical Center, NIPIGAZ (SIBUR), West Siberian Innovative Center (Tyumen Technopark).

The publication uses materials from the website of the Tyumen Region

Photo: Vladimir Petrov, Antipinsky Refinery JSC

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