Russian Railways may take part in ambitious Latin American project
Ministers from Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru met on June 15 in Lima to agree on the creation of a single regulatory framework for a project envisaging the construction of the bi-oceanic railway. The Russian Railways has also shown its interest in the project.
Polish diplomats “work hard” to complicate Nord Stream 2 construction
The Polish authorities insist that the European Union accelerates the elaboration of amendments to a gas regulation, the norms of which will complicate the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the country's Deputy Minister of Energy Michal Kurtyka told Polish Radio.
Dispersed concrete — old new composite
In the 1970s, research and testing were carried out in Moscow on the development of modified concrete and, at the same time, improving the ecology at plants for concrete products and reinforced concrete structures of The Moscow Capital Construction Department (Mosstroikomitet). After a thorough study of foreign experience in using metal and glass shavings for reinforced products, a material was discovered and tested, which does not react with cement alkalis and does not cause corrosion in products, and most importantly, it is durable in a severe Russian climate. Domestic experience in using dispersed concrete for reinforced concrete products was implemented at the construction of a bridge in Germany — 30 years later.
Counterfeit and fake at the construction site: wrongly accused
In late May, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation brought together law enforcement and public officials, as well as supervisory authorities and businessmen so as to discuss the current situation in the area of the circulation in poor-quality and counterfeit building materials.
20 metro stations to be built in new Moscow
According to the head of the Department for Development of New Territories of Moscow, Vladimir Zhidkin, the city authorities intend to extend the metro in the Troitsk and Novomoskovsk districts, increasing its length by 70 kilometers.
Naftogaz: Construction of Nord Stream 2 violates EU legislation
The construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will negatively affect the gas market in Europe, says Yury Vitrenko, Business Development Director at Naftogaz, a Ukrainian company engaged in the extraction and transportation of oil and gas.
IKEA opens up to seven new format shops in Russia
IKEA is ready to open up to seven small-sized shops in Russia in a matter of months in case the experience of a pilot outlet in Moscow is positive, IKEA Deputy Director General in Russia, Gerhard Moritz, said.