23 September 2019
Dry Water: an Innovative Present to the General Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Matthias Kruse

On September 18-20, 2019, the General Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Matthias Kruse, visited the Tyumen Region.

On the first day of his visit, Matthias Kruse met Alexander Moor, the Governor of the Tyumen Region. They discussed joint projects in economy, science, education, and culture. The General Consul asked how the region addressed the issues on waste treatment and, upon receiving the Governor’s comments on the current situation; he suggested holding a joint session with German experts to exchange experience therein.

By emphasizing the importance of the Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum as a place of Synergy of science and business of the Russian and international oil and gas industry, Matthias Kruse assured the Governor that he would inform and invite German companies to the 2020 Forum.

The German Consul demonstrated his personal interest in meeting students of one of the secondary schools of Tyumen, where German was taught as a foreign language. He awarded personal certificates to the students of the gymnasium No. 83, who had successfully passed the German language test of a certain level.

Matthias Kruse also met the heads of the University of Tyumen and the Tyumen Industrial University and got familiar with bilateral scientific programs in humanities and engineering sciences, in which Tyumen students, postgraduates and teachers actively participated.

On the second day of the visit, the German Consul attended the Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum, as well as the booths of such companies as Sibur, Lukoil, Novatek, Surgutneftegas, and residents of the West Siberian Innovation Centre for Oil and Gas; he also addressed the German companies Bentec and KCA Deutag.

The booth of the Tyumen Industrial University demonstrated changing holographic images of the elderly and young professors lecturing on the future that had become reality.

The TIU also gave Matthias Kruse rare and special powder of dry water as a memento from the Forum. The TIU’s staff assured the German Consul that the “magic dry water powder” would soon be used to transport the Tyumen gas.

Source: The Department of Investment Policy and State Support for Businesses of the Tyumen Region