In Nizhnekamsk an ethylene complex will be built for $9 billion
On the site of "Nizhnekamskneftek?him" in Tatarstan, two plants for the production of ethylene with an annual capacity of 600 thousand tons will be built, the CEO of JSC TAIF, Albert Shigabutdinov, reported at a press conference today. According to him, this project by Nizhnekamskneftekhim will be realized in two stages. Construction of the first stage will cost $4 billion. The amount of investment in the implementation of the second stage will total $5 billion. Construction will be complete by 2020. The question of financing of the project has been settled.
Pipeline to Crimea
The ultimate owner of a new gas pipeline from the Krasnodar Territory to Crimea will be a subject of the Russian Federation.
Developer has appreciated the work of Volvo
The Vladivostok Developer coal deposit, SC "Universal", has summed up the first year of operation with vehicles by Volvo. According to the press service of Volvo, the first Articulated Dump Truck Volvo A40F (39 tons carrying capacity at 18.4 cubic meters body capacity) joined the fleet of the Developer coal mine five hundred kilometers from Vladivostok in May last year.
In Nizhny Novgorod a plant for fittings will be constructed for 373 million rubles
In the Leninsky region of Nizhny Novgorod a powerful industrial complex of pipeline fittings will be constructed. As reported today by Construction.ru, in the regional press service of Investment Council under the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, the request from the investor for the provision of land for construction was approved. The new complex is planned to be built on a site of 23,000 sq meters. This land is in an area zoned for fourth class hazardous objects and in a protective zone for power lines. The total area of the construction site is 7,903 sq m. The amount of investment in construction will be 372,652,000 rubles, all of which will consist of borrowed funds. After commissioning production, 50 jobs will be created with an average salary of 30,000 rubles.
Moscow managed to save 60 billion rubles on the state procurement
Through the examination of the fairness of the initial maximum price contract, Moscow managed to save 29.5 billion rubles.As the Moscow Department on a competition policy press service reported to Construction.RU today, interdepartmental monitoring allowed the capital to save 10,2 billion rubles since the beginning of the year, and initial cost lowering at the auction made 18,4 billion rubles.Among other factors of budget savings is the work of the group of the budget funds chief administrator, as well as fines collected by Administrative and technical inspections association of the city of Moscow - 1.4 and 0.5 billion respectively. Since the beginning of this year, Moscow managed to save about 60 billion rubles on state procurement.
In Moscow, 18 bridges over the Moskva River will be built
The Moscow authorities plan to build nine automobile bridges and nine foot bridges over the Moskva River, it was reported by Marat Khusnullin to journalists at an annual business forum. According to him, many embankment areas are full of industrial enterprises or land plots. Public zones have to connect the river and the city in one single area. It is planned to allocate about 40 sites for this project. The project for the development of the Moskva River is supported by 98% of its citizens.
Khusnullin tells of how the crisis has affected the construction industry in Moscow
The number of construction licenses issued and ground power supply units decreased by 30% for the first six months of the current year, it was reported by the deputy mayor of Moscow on urban policy, Marat Khusnullin, at the 3rd annual business forum "Development 2015: points of changes". The official said that this year Moscow will introduce no less an amount of real estate than in the previous year, due to successful "assets" from construction of previous years. In order for the city not to ‘grow old’, it is necessary to put in operation about 9-10 mln sq.m of housing and offices. The city will feel the consequences of the recession in 2016-2017 in terms of permission for building and ground power supply in 2015, Khusnullin warned.
IKEA wants to build roads in Moscow
The authorities of Moscow has reached an agreement with the large retailer IKEA and the trade and exhibition complex "Slavic World" on the construction of an overhead road connecting the MKAD and the subway near Kaluzhskoye Highway.
Russky Island and Chinese investors
In the Primorsky Region the Chinese company, Wen Lian Aquaculture, will construct various aquacultural objects in important developments on Russky Island.
Russia and Saudi Arabia in the construction sector
At the St. Petersburg economic forum, the Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia agreed to realize joint projects in housing and communal services and construction.As reported by Construction.ru via the press service of Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing, the agreement was signed on June 18th by the deputy minister of construction and housing and communal services of the Russian Federation, Andrey Chibis, and the acting minister of housing construction of Saudi Arabia, Isam bin Saad bin Said. According to the Russian representative, the agreement will allow for investments from the Arabian kingdom in projects in the sphere of construction and housing and communal services in the territory of Russia. Next week the parties will be engaged in the development of the list of interested parties on both sides and will begin to discuss potential cooperative projects, said Chibis.
Plutnik will head the unified institute for the development of housing construction.
The unified institute for the development of housing construction of Russia, created from the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending and the RZhS fund, will be headed by the CEO of the agency, Alexander Plutnik. At the St. Petersburg economic forum, the first Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Igor Shuvalov, declared that the new institute will create an assistance fund for the development of housing construction with the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending. Plutnik's candidacy for head of the United Organization was proposed by the head of the Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing and housing of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Menn. The new structure will work with borrowers who have gotten into a difficult situation and will also provide land resources and infrastructure for these sites due to the issue of long bonds. The Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending has existed since 1997 and is engaged in the realization of a state policy for the increase of the availability of housing. In December 2014, the agency decided to unite with the RHD Foundation to form a single institution for the development of the housing sector.
Only 20% of the current level of solid municipal waste (SMW) will be buried near Moscow
By 2020 in the Moscow area, a system of addressing the issue of solid municipal waste (SMW), which will reduce burial volumes by 80% in the region, will be created. The corresponding agreement in the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was signed today by the governor of the Greater Moscow Area, Andrey Vorobyov, the CEO of Rostec Group, Sergey Chemezov, and the CEO of Hitachi, Zosen Inova Franz-Josef Mengede. The system assumes a full cycle of sorting, thermal processing and recycling of the parts of waste useful in road construction. The agreement also includes the planned construction of plants for thermal processing of waste into thermal energy and electricity. Total investment in the project will reach 400 billion rubles.
Only 20% of the current level of solid municipal waste (SMW) will be buried near Moscow
By 2020 in the Moscow area, a system of addressing the issue of solid municipal waste (SMW), which will reduce burial volumes by 80% in the region, will be created.The corresponding agreement in the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was signed today by the governor of the Greater Moscow Area, Andrey Vorobyov, the CEO of Rostec Group, Sergey Chemezov, and the CEO of Hitachi, Zosen Inova Franz-Josef Mengede. The system assumes a full cycle of sorting, thermal processing and recycling of the parts of waste useful in road construction. The agreement also includes the planned construction of plants for thermal processing of waste into thermal energy and electricity. Total investment in the project will reach 400 billion rubles.
Dutch company Trigon II BV will build in Skolkovo
FAS Russia granted the Dutch company Trigon II BV the purchase via Cypriot Nundina Ltd of 100% of OOO "Skolkovo Gate". As Construction.ru was told today by the press service of the antimonopoly department, Trigon II B.V. has entered into a PPF group which plans construction in Skolkovo of a housing estate with buildings of no more than two floors with multipurpose infrastructure. The value of land in Skolkovo has fallen greatly over the past year because demand has fallen, and because of the ruble exchange rate. "For the PPF, with access to western financing and income in euro, this transaction ccould be very favorable", Geo Development's CEO, Maxim Leshchev, believes.
In St. Petersburg a business center with a tax free zone will be built for 163 million euros.
At the St. Petersburg economic forum on the power of the northern capital, which opened today, a construction project for a business center with a tax free zone for 163 million euros was submitted to investors.As Construction.ru reported via the press service of the forum, the construction site of the new convention and exhibition center, with offices, shops and hotels, is located on 9.7 hectares near the air terminal Pulkovo-2, which was closed in 2014. This area will become a buffer for the air border of Russia - foreigners will be able to stay there without a Russian visa for 72 hours, but to get there from St. Petersburg you will need to have a passport. The project, worth 163 million euros, is planned to be realized by 2020. Pre-drafting documentation will be ready by the end of 2015, then at the beginning of 2016 the authorities will make the decision on the construction. If it is a ‘yes’, the committee will start looking for investors for this project. The designers have promised to keep the old buildings of the air terminal, built in 1951. The destiny of two pavilions from the 1970s/1980s has not been solved yet. The international terminal of St. Petersburg is now working with Pulkovo-2 only for the reception of business aircraft - since the spring of 2014, all other flights have been transferred to the new modern terminal.
In Kazakhstan, Knauf changes its marketing strategy.
Kazakhstan. The Almaty region, a village by the river. Our special correspondent, Alexey Nevsky. The Knauf Gips Kapchagay plant located here was visited on June 17th by a group of journalists from the leading Russian construction mass media. This visit was one of the programmed press tours organized by the International Knauf Group of the company’s plants in the CIS countries. It should be clarified that in Kazakhstan, the German company now owns only 60%, whereas the remaining 40% is owned by the German government through the German Investment and Development Company (DEG). Therefore, the full name of the enterprise is: Limited liability partnership “Knauf Gips Kapchagay, an enterprise with the participation of DEG Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbh”.Located 50 km from the former capital of Kazakhstan, Alma-Ata, the enterprise has been successfully working under the name of the German brand since 2001 and produces dry construction mixes, gypsum plasterboard and metal profiles. 254 employees work on the production lines in 3 shifts. As the CEO of the plant (to the left of the photo), Alexander Efimenko, told journalists, about 25 million euros in total was spent on the reconstruction of the enterprise. The investment was used to build, in fact, a new plant, the largest in Central Asia, which in Nov 2004 started turning out high-quality product for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The enterprise has its own source of raw materials, receiving natural materials from Plaster Combine LLP (Kazakhstan, Taraz). As the head of the plant noted, the enterprise ended last year with excellent results that can't be revealed at present.The instability of the ruble and the stability of the local currency has created difficulties in marketing, but, anticipating this, the management of the plant changed their sales policy last year. They turned towards small sellers, having come also to construction markets, where the main buyers are entrepreneurs. This has allowed the plant to operate successfully this year, though it has been necessary to lower the prices of some types of product. “Whatever the situation on the market, we will manufacture products of traditional quality and offer charity to help employees in the acquisition of housing, the children of employees, to support veterans”, said Alexander Efimenko in conclusion. They turned towards small sellers, having come also to construction markets, where the main buyers are entrepreneurs. This has allowed the plant to operate successfully this year, though it has been necessary to lower the prices of some types of product. “Whatever the situation on the market, we will manufacture products of traditional quality and offer charity to help employees in the acquisition of housing, the children of employees, to support veterans”, said Alexander Efimenko in conclusion.
Ulyukaev has calmed former shareholders of Yukos concerning their claims.
Russia has absolutely refused to make any payments on the claims of ex-shareholders of Yukos, it was declared in Moscow today to journalists by the head of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Alexey Ulyukaev. The “illegal” decision will be challenged by the authorities of the Russian Federation through the legal systems of the respective countries. At the same time, though the frozen assets of the Russian Federation in France and Belgium are insignificant, Russia will consider freezing property in other countries. Such a threat is directed first of all at the EU and the USA.We will remind you that the day before, French police officers started the execution of judgments of the former shareholders of Yukos on the freezing of Russian property assets in France in pursuance of the decision of the Hague arbitration court on the claim. Earlier it had become known that Belgium had decided to freeze Russian assets.
Two superplants for building materials will be constructed near Arkhangelsk for 7 billion rubles.
The Russian"Dvina" group of companies and the Italian Tecnimont Civil Construction S.p.A will construct two plants for construction materials in the Arkhangelsk region.The relevant agreement was signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum today. The signatures were inked by the acting governor of the Arkhangelsk region, Igor Orlov, the CEO of the group of companies, Evgeny Li, and a representative from Tecnimont, Gianni Bardazzi. It concerns the construction of bricks and an enterprise for the production of panels with free planning and changing facades. It will allow for production for the construction of 100 thousand "squares" of housing per year. Investments into both projects will be about 7 billion rubles. Building sites on which the enterprises will be created are to be in Severodvinsk and Arkhangelsk.
In the leading construction institution of Kazakhstan, students are trained in Knauf technologies.
Almaty, Kazakhstan. Our special correspondent, Alexey Nevsky. In Kazakhstan, the leading architectural and construction academy (Kaz GASA) on June 17th gave Russian journalists a press tour of the Knauf company, examining the educational processes of the students of one of the best institutions in the country.The meeting began with a display of the educational work studios where students of the Faculty of Design are trained in Knauf technologies, in the installation of partitions with the technology of this German company, as journalists were told by the Doctor of Engineering and Associate Professor of the Academy, Ultuar Makhambetova. The Knauf company has for more than 10 years been helping the academy with the training of students. From the second year, each student does work experience at the plant in Kapchagaye, receiving after their time there the corresponding certificate for course of theoretical preparation in educational classes. The Professor also specified that practically all students, besides obtaining practical skills, have the opportunity to work at the same enterprise part-time. The meeting of journalists at the academy ended with a presentation from the president of Kaz GASA, the Doctor of Engineering and academician, Amirlan Kusainov. He talked about the progress of the students and their participation in various international competitions of architecture, construction, and design. At the end of the meeting, the head of the service of corporate communications of the central management group of Knauf CIS, Leonid Los, at the request of Mr. Nikolaus Knauf, handed the book "Town Planning in Stalin's Shadow" to the president of the construction academy, Amirlan Kusainov. At the meeting, the Doctor of Architecture and the Academic Professor of the Faculty of Architecture, Gulnara Abdrasilova, was also present.