With support from the International Institute of Welding, the 2019 Arc Cup International Welding Competition took place in Langfang, China. The competition involved more than 300 professionals from 10 countries. The Russian Federation was represented by a team of 19 welders who had won awards and prizes at industry competitions. Among the participants was Anton Kamenskikh from Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky.
The Russian team won first place in the medal standings. The champion title in the most prestigious category – Manual Arc Welding – went to Anton Kamenskikh.
Anton Kamenskikh is employed as an electric and gas welder at the Permskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom). In 2017, he took first place in the Best Welder professional excellence contest at the labor festival of Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky.