The co-owner of a major Gazprom contractor was a official from Rosgvardia

A small Ufa company, "Peton", became the second largest builder of the monopoly.
Andrei Grankin acquired a 20% stake in the OOO Petron Research and Design Institute for Petroleum and Petroleum (NPI Neaton Peton), according to SPARK-Interfax. Since autumn 2016, Grankin was the head of the main department of Rosgvardia in Moscow. Out of Rosgvardia, Grankin resigned in the fall of this year in the rank of Major-General of Police, Interfax reports with reference to his sources. "Vedomosti" failed to contact Grankin. With a representative of "Peton" too.

Now, Grankin occupies the post of advisor to the general director for corporate security in Peton. From open sources about Grankin it is known that before the transition to Rosgvardia he was an assistant to the Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev. Earlier, when the Ministry of Internal Affairs was headed by Rashid Nurgaliyev, Grankin directed the 17th department of the Interior Ministry's GUSB (guard service of the minister).

The engineering holding "Peton" was established in 1990 by Igor Mnushkin, who had graduated from the Ufa Oil University by that time, wrote Forbes. The company received the name from the reduction of "cross-flow regular nozzle", which denotes a new type of contact devices, it says on its website. In 2015, when Peton was already one of the regular contractors of Bashneft, Oleg Polyakov became a partner of Mnushkin, who had previously headed Ufimkabel. And in 2016 they were joined by Vladimir Zaitsev, a graduate of the Military Space Academy. AF Mozhaisky in St. Petersburg, a former co-founder of the group "Rosshina."

Grankin became a co-owner of "Peton" on December 25, follows from the data of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities. Until December 31, 2019 this package was mortgaged to Mnushkin. Up to this time, 20% of Peton's shares belonged to Zaitsev. In the last extract he is not among co-owners.

From a small contractor to one of the largest players in the market, "Peaton" has evolved during 2015-2016. In 2016, the company's revenue increased almost 8 times to 14.7 billion rubles, and net profit - 6.6 times to 917.4 million rubles. (according to SPARK-Interfax, the company does not pay dividends). Then the Bashkir engineering company made its debut in the Forbes rating "Kings of the state order." The jump was due to large orders from Gazprom. The largest of them - the general contract for the turnkey construction of a plant for liquefying gas near the compressor station "Portovaya" - NIPI received without a tender. The project will cost Gazprom 126.7 billion rubles. The second is the construction of a condensate stabilization plant in the Achim deposits of the Nadym-Pur-Taz region (48.8 billion rubles, data from SPARK-Interfax). In addition, NIPI is preparing a feasibility study for Gazprom for a medium-tonnage LNG project in the Black Sea and is involved in the design of the Amur Gas Processing Plant. The total amount of contracts of "Peton" in 2016 with the companies of the group "Gazprom", according to SPARK-Interfax, is 178.8 billion rubles. And the first two large contracts, for 27.7 billion rubles., "Peton" received from Gazprom refining in 2015, according to the website "For some, the amount of contracts is a figure, and for us this is the responsibility," Peteon's representative commented on the receipt of major orders of Gazprom (his words were given by Forbes). According to him, over the past seven or eight years the Ufa Institute has developed unique competencies, which no one else is in the market.

According to the amount of concluded contracts in 2016, "Peton" lost only to Stroytransneftegaz, controlled by Gennady Timchenko. Traditionally included in the top three "Stroygazmontazh" Arkady Rotenberg and "Stroygazconsulting" (since 2016 belongs to Gazprombank and United Capital Partners Ilya Shcherbovich) took the third and fourth place respectively. In 2017, "Peton" did not sign new contracts with Gazprom, according to SPARK-Interfax.