Gazprom Neft has revealed the winner of its tender for construction of the new “Arena Omsk” hockey stadium, with Turkish company Limak (with whom a contract has been signed transferring the construction site for the erection of the future complex) being appointed General Contractor.
Construction of the Arena Omsk is being undertaken under a concession agreement between Gazprom Neft, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Government of the Omsk Oblast. Gazprom Neft, together with the federal government, will be bearing the bulk of the financing, on an equal basis. The Arena Omsk project will be the largest and most important project under Gazprom Neft’s “Home Towns” corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, being run in all locations in which the company operates. Construction of the complex is expected to be complete by autumn 2022, subject to the parties providing financing as agreed. The new arena will be the venue for the 2023 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (December 2022 — January 2023).
“The Avangard Hockey Club has long been a symbol of Omsk — meaning the construction of the new arena is not just a sports, but a major social project. We recently received authorisation from local government to start construction of the new arena, meaning we have been able transfer the site to the General Contractor, with work expected to start there as soon as early June. This will initially be financed by Gazprom Neft, but federal funding is expected soon. I have every confidence that the construction of the Arena will prove a successful example of a public—private partnership. The Avangard Academy complex was built in 2019 — the most modern facility of its kind in Russia. With the appearance of the Omsk Arena, our major project on developing Omsk’s hockey infrastructure will be complete.”Alexander Dybal Member of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft