Gazprom is a global energy company with its businesses extending across Russia and throughout more than 40 countries worldwide. Gazprom has long believed it has a responsibility to give back to the communities it works within and its social goals to promote a healthy lifestyle, an harmonious upbringing of a physically strong generation and worthy performances at International sporting events were a natural fit with the Nord Stream Race.
Gazprom's major business lines are geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power. Gazprom views its mission in reliable, efficient and balanced supply of natural gas, other energy resources and their derivatives to consumers.
Gazprom holds the world's largest natural gas reserves. The Company's share in the global and Russian gas reserves makes up around 18 and some 72 per cent respectively. Gazprom accounts for about 77 per cent of the Russian and 15 per cent of the global gas production. At present, the Company actively implements large-scale projects aimed at exploiting gas resources of the Yamal Peninsula, the Arctic Shelf, Eastern Siberia and the Far East, as well as hydrocarbons exploration and production projects abroad.
Gazprom is a reliable supplier of gas to Russian and foreign consumers. The Company owns the world's largest gas transmission network - the Unified Gas Supply System of Russia with the total length of 164.7 thousand km. Gazprom sells more than half of overall produced gas to Russian consumers and exports gas to more than 30 countries within and beyond the former Soviet Union.
Gazprom is the only producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas in Russia.
The Company is among Russia's five largest oil producers and the largest owner of power generating assets in the country. These assets account for 17 per cent of the total installed capacity of the national energy system.
Gazprom pursues the strategic objective of establishing itself as a leader among global energy companies by diversifying sales markets, ensuring reliable supplies, increasing operational efficiency, as well as exploiting science and technology potential.
Nord Stream is a natural gas pipeline which links Russia and the European Union through the Baltic Sea. The first of Nord Stream’s two parallel pipelines became operational in November 2011, the second in October 2012. The total capacity is enough to supply more than 26 million European households.
This international joint-venture project by major energy companies Gazprom, BASF SE/Wintershall Holding GmbH and E.ON SE, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie and GDF SUEZ S.A. is an important contribution to long-term security of supply and a milestone of the energy partnership between the European Union and Russia. The Nord Stream Pipeline offers a relevant route and context for the race. Due to its dimension and active stakeholder and public engagement, Nord Stream has become a symbol of international cooperation as the Nord Stream Race also intends to. www.nord-stream.com
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Established in 2010 St.Petersburg Yacht Club focuses on all-round development of sailing in Russia. The Club’s activities cover both competitions and training programs for sailors of different ages. St.Petersburg Yacht Club has an active event calendar throughout the year across national and international events for youth, Olympic and professional sailors. Key goals are to raise the profile of sailing to the highest level within Russia and to represent the country at major regattas worldwide.
Konzeptwerft Holding GmbH uses its particular combination of experienced industry experts from professional sailing sport, the health industry and marketing to develop and support projects in the sailing sport and health sector. The associates include several-time sailing world champion and neuroscientist Dr. Kathrin Adlkofer, sailing world champion and marketing expert Oliver Schwall, media entrepreneur Arne Dost, and the two-time America’s Cup winner and three-time Olympic winner JochenSchümann.
Marinepool is widely regarded as one of the leading sailing clothing and maritime lifestyle brands with sales in 43 countries worldwide and is the leading producer of life jackets for the leisure and sport market in Europe. The company’s vast product portfolio comprises performance sailing clothing and outdoor garments, functional fashion for sailing and water sports as well as lifestyle clothing lines for women, men and kids in a unique maritime style.
Marinepool supports many high profile projects and campaigns and is the official clothing supplier to world-class teams, events and event series in sailing and power boating such as the Extreme Sailing Series™, Oman Sail, the national teams from Germany (Sailing Team Germany), France (FFVoile) and Austria (ÖSV) and last but not least, the world’s fastest racing yacht, the Maxi Trimaran "Spindrift 2".
Match TV is a free-to-air television channel that focuses on sports and healthy lifestyles. The channel is oriented at youth and family audiences and offers coverage of first-class international and national sporting events, sports news and commentary, sport shows and documentaries, as well as day-time shows about healthy lifestyles.
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