On November 13, at the Government House of the republic, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov had a meeting with President of Haldor Topsoe Company (Denmark) Bjerne Clause.
In his welcoming speech, Minnikhanov noted that cooperation between regional petrochemical enterprises and universities with Haldor Topsoe is long-term and systemic. "Every year we sum up the results of joint work, discuss the implementation of the approved agreements and outline the prospects for our further interaction," he added.
The president stressed that all licensed installations the Danish company supplies to TANECO Oil Refinery and Ammoniy Mineral Fertilizer Factory show stable performance and meet the strictest environmental requirements. "Installations for the combined production of ammonia and methanol, two hydrogen units are among the most effective in the world," Minnikhanov emphasized.
The President went on to say that Haldor Topsoe continues research work with Tatarstan universities in terms of the development and introduction of new catalysts into production. "For Tatarstan, as for a large petrochemical, oil refining republic, this area is the most relevant. Catalysts are one of the main components in our work," Minnikhanov added.
The president thanked the Danish partners for their contribution to the development of school chemical education.
In his turn, Bjerne Clause said that Haldor Topsoe appreciates the existing partnership relations with Tatarstan. "This enables us to focus our efforts and adapt the solutions to meet the needs of the leading chemical and oil refineries in the republic. Moreover, we appreciate our cooperation in the field of research and educational projects,” he said.
Then the meeting discussed further steps to develop cooperation between Haldor Topsoe and industrial enterprises of the republic and considered opportunities for expanding cooperation in the field of science and education.
Minister of Industry and Trade of the republic Albert Karimov, Aide to Tatarstan President Rinat Sabirov, representatives of petrochemical companies and universities of the republic took part in the meeting.