«Arena Omsk» is being built within the framework of a public-private partnership in the form of a concession agreement between the Omsk Region and Arena LLC, of which Gazprom Neft is a member. The construction is financed by Gazprom Neft PJSC on parity terms with the Omsk Region with the participation of funding from the federal budget.
«Arena Omsk» is one of the largest projects of Gazprom Neft PJSC in the field of social support for regions of the company`s operations.
New arena will be one of venues for the World Youth Hockey Championship, which will take place in December 2022 - January 2023. And also the home arena of the Avangard Ice Hockey Club. The facility is designed for 12 thousand spectators. In a six-story building with an area of more than 60 thousand square meters, it is planned organize a sports block, areas for referees and sports delegates, a press center, spectator foyers, fan zones and space under the stands. The area around the ice complex is planned to be equipped for recreation and sports.
Within the framework of this project, the Bank provides, among other things, banking support to the customer of the project, LLC Arena, and the general contractor, LLC LMS, which was recognized as the winner of the selection for the project.
«This project is distinguished by the uniqueness of its technical solutions, as well as the extremely tight deadlines for its implementation. In addition, the project is financed both from the funds of PJSC Gazprom Neft and from the federal budget on the basis of a concession agreement. This imposes on us additional responsibility from the point of view of the implementation of banking support and control over the targeted spending of funds. The best practices were taken as the basis for approving the banking support model for this project. I am confident that the use of such modern tools for project budget management will have a positive effect on its implementation as a whole. « - noted Oleg Melnikov, Executive Vice President - Head of the Department of Banking Support of Contracts.
«HC Avangard has been a GPB client for more than one year and the work on the Arena-Omsk project has become a continuation of our long-term cooperation, which we approached responsibly and in detail. LMS, the general contractor of the Project, has recently become a client of Bank. The company has big ambitions to implement infrastructure projects in the Russian Federation. And we look forward to strengthening our relationship and expanding cooperation in the implementation of breakthrough innovative infrastructure projects in the future. « - comments Anna Zhvanetskaya, Head of the Center for Work with Government Bodies and Subordinate Organizations of the Client Relations Unit.
Gazprombank is one of the largest universal financial institutions in Russia, providing a wide range of banking, financial, investment products and services to corporate and private clients, financial institutions, and private investors. The bank is one of the three largest banks in Russia in all key indicators and ranks third in the list of banks in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of equity capital.
«Arena» LLC is a concessionaire developer established by Gazprom Neft and the Avangard Ice Hockey Club Association.
LMS is one of the largest construction holdings that implements the construction of complex and priority infrastructure facilities in Russia, including airports in Volgograd and Khabarovsk, as well as Platov airport in Rostov-on-Don and «Vostochny exit» from Ufa to the federal highway M-5 «Ural», which includes a road, tunnel, bridge and interchanges.