A ceremony for the symbolic laying of the cornerstone in the construction of a new KNAUF plant has taken place in Chapaevsk in the Samara region.
As the company’s press office told Construction.ru, equipment assembly has started at the construction site of the plant, due to cost 1.225 bln rubles.
Samara’s regional governor Nickolai Merkushin, local authorities and regional clients of KNAUF Gypsum took part in the solemn ceremony.
Taking the floor, Janis Kraulis, Head of Knauf Group CIS, said he very much appreciated the regional authorities’ support in the course of the project’s implementation.
“A lot of attention has been paid lately to investors, who are ready to invest in production development. They may expect tax preferences and state support in the infrastructure development”, he said.
The foundation of the factory shop floor for dry gypsum mix production is being poured now, and the foundation erection of the factory shop floor for gypsum binder production is practically completed.
Administrative buildings, a ready production store, a check point and a vehicle weighing house have almost been completed.
The work on laying the engineering communications is being done.
To remind you, the agreement on the construction of a plant producing gypsum binder and dry construction mixes was signed a little over a year ago between the KNAUF company, the Samara regional government and the Chapaevsk urban district authorities.
Work on the investment project is to be finished in 2016. KNAUF dry gypsum construction mixes will be produced there.
At present, specialists are installing essential production equipment for the new plant – gypsum stone calcinatory. When production is launched, there will be 60 jobs.