EVRAZ Team Comes Second in Power Stations’ Contest

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, September 20, 2019. The team from EVRAZ Zapadno-Sibirskaya Heat & Power Plant came second in the All-Russian Heat & Power Plant Operating Crew Contest, EVRAZ Holding Siberia’s Corporate Communications Center reports.

The Turbine Department’s Senior Machine Operator Yuri Kurtobashev and Electric Equipment Technician Anton Leshin (who acted as the Electric Department’s Shift Foreman) won the Best in Profession prizes.

‘The contestants had to prove their expertise with the normative and tech regulations, job specifications, and tech schemes and to demonstrate their firefighting and first-aid skills. They also had to demonstrate effective performance in both regular and emergency operating modes. EVRAZ contestants completed all the stages of the competition successfully and proved their outstanding professional qualifications,’ the company says.

EVRAZ Holding coordinates company competitions for the heat and power plant’s operating crew every year. The winners go on to compete in the all-Russian championship (held every other year with support from Russia’s Energy Ministry). This year, eight Russian companies in the energy sector took part in the contest. The competition took place in Moscow on September 9-13. The goal is to enhance the prestige of working in the energy sector, provide professional growth opportunities, distinguish the best workers in the field, and promote the best work practices.


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