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    Post  George1 on Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:28 pm

    Russia to launch economic projects in Far East in 2015 — presidential envoy

    The government carried out enormous work to prepare the projects aimed at spurring the region’s social and economic development, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev said

    VLADIVOSTOK, February 2. /TASS/. The Russian government will start implementing economic projects in the country’s Far East in 2015, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev said on Monday.

    The government carried out enormous work to prepare the projects aimed at spurring the region’s social and economic development, Trutnev said.

    "We engaged, first of all, in preparing a framework for development: we elaborated legislation, worked on the budget for the allocation of budget funds. The implementation of specific economic projects will begin already this year," the government official said.

    "Work will begin on creating advanced development territories and new enterprises," Trutnev said following a meeting with governors of Far Eastern regions in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok.

    "The Russian Far East is today ahead of all other federal districts in Russia by the growth rates of industrial production. At the same time, we need to work well on further accelerating rather than slowing economic growth rates," the vice-premier said.

    Industrial output in the Russian Far Eastern regions grew by 5.9% in 2014, the best result among all federal districts in Russia, Trutnev said. "The industrial production index totaled 5.9% in the region. This is the first place among the federal districts," the presidential envoy said.

    Russia’s advanced development territories

    The Russian Far East and single-industry towns will enjoy tax incentives to boost their social and economic development, according to a law on advanced development territories passed by the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, in late December.

    The law stipulates that advanced development territories will be established for a term of 70 years, which may be prolonged, if necessary.

    Within three years after the law comes into force, advanced development territories will appear in the Russian Far East, and also in single-industry towns with the tensest social and economic situation included in the government’s list.

    Subsequently, advanced development territories may be established in other Russian regions.

    Advanced development territories will offer privileged terms for entrepreneurial and other activity. Specifically, the law stipulates reduced rent rates, priority connection to infrastructure facilities and free customs zone procedures.

    Advanced development territories in towns that inherited single industries from the Soviet period will be offered special legal frameworks relating to tax incentives, state control and reduced social security tax payments.

    Russia expects foreign investors in any spheres of the economy but will prioritize projects in power engineering, ship-building and infrastructure development, Trutnev said earlier.

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    Post  mutantsushi on Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:40 pm

    Discussions are going on to set up a Hungarian bus manufacturing plant in Russia
    Hungarian and Russian businessmen discussing ways to form a joint venture to manufacture Hungarian designed buses in Russia told the CEO and owner of Evopro group Csaba Mészáros to MTI.
    The president said Russian Nano Composite Technology Centre (NCC) and Evopro was in discussion to form a joint venture to manufacture Evopro developed buses in Russia. Moscow city government might provide loan to the joint venture, and it also promised to buy at least 200 Evopro buses in the next ten years.
    Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency reported on Tuesday that the Hungarian company also planning to build an Evopro bus manufacturing plant in Western Kazakhstan; the company currently holding discussions on setting up a joint venture agreement with Uralskargoremmas group of Kazakhstan.
    Evapro is planning to introduce a prototype of the Evapro bus based on Russian standards at the Yekaterinburg fair on July 12, 2015 said the president of the company
    The Hungarian company designed a unique lightweight bus made of composite and associated materials.
    Russia composite center to produce FRP buses
    The first batch of 50 buses will be produced in 2015.
    Production of composite modules via vacuum infusion, RTM, and long fiber injection will be powered by the Nanotechnological Center of Composites, and the bus parts will be sent to Hungary for final assembly, including installation of engine, chassis, gluing in glasses and installation of other elements.
    "A modular approach allows the production of wide range of vehicles in the most cost-effective way, from compact and manoeuvrable buses and trolley buses, which could be compared to mini-buses, to capacious multi-section buses and trolley buses,” said Csaba Meszaros, president of Evopro Group. “Apart from properties of the body, clients will be able to choose type of propulsion system: a bus can run on diesel, CNG or electricity.”
    Not clear how much production will be at each site, possibly the RU and Kazakh sites could even cooperate...?

    This is the site of the Hungarian company which does engineering work & subcontracting in broad areas: http://www.evopro.hu/eng
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    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:24 am

    Siemens interested in Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project
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    Post  Viktor on Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:09 pm

    George1 wrote:Siemens interested in Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project

    Siemens chief who supports western sanctions on Russia is interested in Russian projects. Its a gold. And should be kicked off.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:30 am

    Viktor wrote:
    George1 wrote:Siemens interested in Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project

    Siemens chief who supports western sanctions on Russia is interested in Russian projects. Its a gold. And should be kicked off.

    That was my same thoughts, German elites can't have it both ways, the Chinese investment advantage comes from the fact that there's rarely any political strings attached to their deals, hence why I hope China wins the tender...
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    Post  Neutrality on Sun May 03, 2015 9:28 pm

    George1 wrote:Siemens interested in Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project

    The arrogance... I remember how all these CEOs were talking about "respecting the rule of law" when the sanctions hit Russia. Now that there's a 5,7 billion dollar investment they are suddenly interested. The Germans expect Russia to simply bend over and take it with a smile. How is the training facility coming along in Russia which was supposed to be built by Rheinmetall? Yeah that's what I thought.

    The Russians can exploit Siemens' interest. Force Siemens to localize the production of the high speed trains by AT LEAST 50%. If they don't like it then they should be told to stick that deal where the sun doesn't shine. I fully agree that the Chinese should be given preference.
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    Kazan (Tatarstan) just opened a brand new factory for producing composite materials (carbon fibre). Major points:

    Post  Neutrality on Sat May 16, 2015 1:46 am

    Other great news from Russia: http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/62099/

    Kazan (Tatarstan) just opened a brand new factory for producing composite materials (carbon fibre). Major points:

    -Production of composite materials in Russia will increase by fourfold thanks to this new factory.
    -In 2025 this factory alone will be able to cover 7% of global demand.

    It seems to me that Kazan is one of the fastest growing cities in Russia with high tech. industries.
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    Post  sepheronx on Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:54 pm

    I know I should be updating this thread more, as there is always news in regards to new major enterprises/factories in Russia (none of the news touch basis on the small manufacturers or medium ones (rarely) because they don't get the same media attention as the large ones do), but I was getting tired of being the only one posting here.  So I will keep updating every now and then when the bigger news comes.  Which one is today:

    Came into operation 59th plant RUSNANO
    In Volgograd a plant portfolio company RUSNANO JSC "Nikomag for the production of nanostructured magnesium hydroxide (effective flame retardant),high-purity magnesium oxide (used in the manufacture of transformer steel and rubber products) and magnesium chloride used in the oil and gas extraction,production of building materials and the de-icing of structures and mechanisms of various materials.
    This is the 59th RUSNANO project in the field of nanotechnology industry. The plant's products has high potential for import substitution and demand on the global market.
    Company ZAO "Nikomag, part of the group "NIKOCHEM", is a joint project of the company "Kaustik", RUSNANO and Sberbank of Russia. The total project budget is 3.8 billion of which the share of RUSNANO — 1.3 billion rubles.
    By the time of plant design capacity, the release of magnesium hydroxide will be 25 thousand tons per year, magnesium oxide — 30 thousand tons per year.

    Very important, as Russia is one of the largest producers of electrical steel but relied heavily upon importing the magnesium oxide and magnesium hydroxide for the development of electrical steel, and now this plant will produce it all at home.  Since Russia is dramatically growing in exportation of electrical equipment and other energy equipment, this is huge news and could generate a ton of money.

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    Post  Austin on Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:03 am

    VSMPO-Avisma has signed a number of contracts up to 2025 with Rolls-Royce, the expected revenue - more than $ 300 million
    8/7/2015 9:53:55

    Moscow. July 8. Interfax-AVN - "VSMPO-Avisma" signed three long-term agreements with the British Rolls-Royce for the period 2016-2025 gg., Said the Russian company.

    The terms of each contract vary, but they all expand cooperation between the two companies started in 2000 with the signing of the first four-year agreement, the report says.

    Under the terms of the new agreements, "VSMPO-Avisma" will supply Rolls-Royce titanium mill products and semi-finished products, including forgings discs and rings of various titanium alloys. The expected revenue from new agreements potentially exceed $ 300 million.

    "We have set ourselves ambitious goals for the expansion of the product line for the aviation engine, and the conclusion of new long-term agreement with one of the world leaders in the art Rolls-Royce confirmed that the corporation acts in the right direction, relying on the development of high-tech production", - said CEO Mikhail Voevodin Titanium Corporation, as quoted by the press office.

    "VSMPO-AVISMA" - the world's largest manufacturer of titanium products, is a major supplier to many companies of the world aerospace industry.

    "Rostec" controls 25% + 1 share "VSMPO-Avisma" a 100 percent subsidiary - "PT Business Development", the management of the company - 65%.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:58 pm

    Russia's Asian Pivot: Vladivostok Free Port to Bolster Russo-Asian Ties

    Russia opens its arms to Asia, notes Australian scholar Salvatore Babones, referring to the Kremlin law, establishing a "free port" in Vladivostok; the legislation will come into force on October 12, 2015.

    Russia's unique geographical position allows the country to develop political and economic ties with both Europe and Asia. So far, the Kremlin has signaled it is determined to use this unbeatable advantage facilitating the development of the Far East region: on July 13, 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a legislation establishing Vladivostok Free Port.

    "As Europe increasingly turns inward (and away from Russia), the countries of northeast Asia are turning ever more outward. Asia may turn out to be much more receptive to Russian business than Europe ever was," Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney Salvatore Babones noted.

    Indeed, the Russian city of Vladivostok which is located 4,000 miles away from Moscow is much closer to the East than to the West.

    The Kremlin's project provides the locals with significant tax advantages and makes the Far East region especially attractive to foreign investors, particularly from China, Japan and South Korea.

    It is worth mentioning that in 2012 Moscow spent around $20 billion to bolster the region's infrastructure in preparation for the 2012 APEC summit.

    In accordance with the law, the free port will operate for 70 year-period, bringing together 15 cities located near Vladivostok in the Primorsky region. The legislation also envisages possible extension of this time period.

    Key advantages for the free port territory include the free customs zone, a favorable tax regime, and most notably a simplified visa regime. The law stipulated that the Vladivostok Free Port project is aimed at developing the region's infrastructure, manufacturing competitive goods for the Asia-Pacific markets, as well as improving the living standards in the Far East region.

    The Vladivostok Free Port will comprise four zones, namely an industrial zone, a scientific-promotional zone, a tourist zone and port and airport.

    "A visa on arrival — even if only for a week — will do much to improve Russia's prospects of integrating its Pacific territories with the rest of northeast Asia," the Australian scholars noted.

    According to Babones, a simplified visa regime "will make it easier for schools, universities, and businesses of all kinds to attract international visitors and international staff." The looser visa regime will bring in foreign management specialists and technical consultants.

    "Head offices will be able to visit the local branch without advance warning. Businesspeople will be more willing to relocate to Russia if their families can visit anytime," Babones noted.

    The move will also contribute a lot to Russia's openness to the world, the scholar believes.

    "The Russian Far East, 4,000 miles away from Moscow and sitting at the juncture of China, Korea, and Japan, may be the best place for Russia to open first," Salvatore Babones concluded.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150724/1025005329.html#ixzz3h18T3eqJ
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    Post  sepheronx on Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:43 am

    This is HUGE

    Samara scientists work out the technology of "printing" aerospace components on a 3D printer
    Scientists of Samara state aerospace University (SSAU) began to develop the technologies for production of components for the aviation industry by "baking" them from the metal powder on a special 3D printer.
    "3D-laser sintering production of the first parts for small gas turbine engine — a combustor and a turbine.
    "Grown" on the printer metal parts are sent to bench test", — told reporters today in a press-service of the University.
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    Post  kvs on Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:01 am

    sepheronx wrote:This is HUGE

    Samara scientists work out the technology of "printing" aerospace components on a 3D printer
    Scientists of Samara state aerospace University (SSAU) began to develop the technologies for production of components for the aviation industry by "baking" them from the metal powder on a special 3D printer.
    "3D-laser sintering production of the first parts for small gas turbine engine — a combustor and a turbine.
    "Grown" on the printer metal parts are sent to bench test", — told reporters today in a press-service of the University.


    It is huge. So far 3D printing has been mostly about creating plastic parts. If they can control the metal crystal structure to
    assure the strength of the turbine blades then they have gone far. I can see a layered formation approach becoming superior
    to the casting process of the past. Pouring metal into a mold and having it cool has the problem of non-uniform cooling from the
    outside which creates micro-fractures and compromises the strength of the part.

    What would be really cool is printing CPUs. The laser etching system being developed with Rusnano funding is in this category
    of technology.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:28 pm

    kvs wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:This is HUGE

    Samara scientists work out the technology of "printing" aerospace components on a 3D printer
    Scientists of Samara state aerospace University (SSAU) began to develop the technologies for production of components for the aviation industry by "baking" them from the metal powder on a special 3D printer.
    "3D-laser sintering production of the first parts for small gas turbine engine — a combustor and a turbine.
    "Grown" on the printer metal parts are sent to bench test", — told reporters today in a press-service of the University.


    It is huge.  So far 3D printing has been mostly about creating plastic parts.  If they can control the metal crystal structure to
    assure the strength of the turbine blades then they have gone far.   I can see a layered formation approach becoming superior
    to the casting process of the past.   Pouring metal into a mold and having it cool has the problem of non-uniform cooling from the
    outside which creates micro-fractures and compromises the strength of the part.  

    What would be really cool is printing CPUs.  The laser etching system being developed with Rusnano funding is in this category
    of technology.

    Very interesting indeed, especially the speed of the process that is performed, because apparently according the article it only takes 48 hours to manufacture parts this (3-D printing) way, as opposed to the conventional method which takes 3-6 months. We should also take in to account a significant portion of the costs of the aerospace industry is the costs of labor over the time it takes to produce an aircraft. With the new 3-D printing process, it should insure a significantly shorter turn-around, and a largely automated process, so we could end up seeing a cost reduction of 50%.
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:51 pm

    Projects worth more than $8.3 billion to be discussed at Eastern Economic Forum

    BEIJING, July 30. /TASS/. Investors and Russian authorities will discuss around 200 projects worth more than $8.3 billion in the framework of Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok in September, deputy minister for development of the Far East Maksim Shereykin said on Thursday.

    "I don’t remember the exact sum, but it will be around something like 500 billion rubles [$8.37 billion at the current exchange rate]. This is the aggregate worth of these projects," Shereykin noted.

    Investors will discuss on projects of different scale at the Eastern Economic Forum, he said. "There will be small projects from 200 million rubles [$3.35 million] and big projects, for instance a bridge across the Lena River which is worth several billion rubles," the deputy minister added.

    More than 1,300 people have already registered to take part in the forum.

    In May, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to hold the annual Vladivostok Eastern Economic Forum on September 3-5. The decree states that the decision on the forum was made "in order to facilitate the accelerated development of the Far East and the expansion of international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.".
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    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:50 am

    Russia’s ‘Batmobile’ Tram Outclasses Western Analogues – German Media

    Russia has unveiled a new commuter tram that looks like something from a sci-fi flick and presents a serious challenge to its western counterparts, German media reported on Saturday.

    “Russia has for decades been staking on trams and St. Petersburg and Moscow, along with Melbourne and Berlin, boast the longest tram lines around,” the German daily newspaper Die Welt wrote.

    Dubbed as “Russian One” (or R1) this futuristic streetcar features LED cabin lighting, felt-covered sofas, wooden handrails, and sliding glass doors that operate by touchscreen.

    The tram made its debut in the Chinese city of Qingdao last week, and is expected to hit the streets of China later this year.

    With shiny black glass and an illuminated display it’s no wonder the locomotive has already been dubbed an “iPhone on rails” and the world’s first business-class tram.

    Designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, a company that specializes in tanks, the tram is super high-tech, both inside and out, thanks to Wi-Fi, GPS, and LED mood lighting that changes according to the weather and time of day.

    The cabin interiors – which can fit only 28 people per car and between 190 and 270 total – are designed to give standing passengers more space, while giving seated passengers more comfort.

    Mass production of the R1 is scheduled for next year. It will be tested first in Yekaterinburg, then then in Omsk and, finally, in Moscow.

    At around 1 million euros apiece, the R1 is twice cheaper compared to its European counterparts.

    Alexei Maslov, the new tram’s designer, is sure that his brainchild will sit well with foreign commuters and will look great gliding elegantly down the streets of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Melbourne.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150809/1025548922.html#ixzz3ieCqwXym
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:56 am

    George1 wrote:Russia’s ‘Batmobile’ Tram Outclasses Western Analogues – German Media

    Russia has unveiled a new commuter tram that looks like something from a sci-fi flick and presents a serious challenge to its western counterparts, German media reported on Saturday.

    “Russia has for decades been staking on trams and St. Petersburg and Moscow, along with Melbourne and Berlin, boast the longest tram lines around,” the German daily newspaper Die Welt wrote.

    Dubbed as “Russian One” (or R1) this futuristic streetcar features LED cabin lighting, felt-covered sofas, wooden handrails, and sliding glass doors that operate by touchscreen.

    The tram made its debut in the Chinese city of Qingdao last week, and is expected to hit the streets of China later this year.

    With shiny black glass and an illuminated display it’s no wonder the locomotive has already been dubbed an “iPhone on rails” and the world’s first business-class tram.

    Designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, a company that specializes in tanks, the tram is super high-tech, both inside and out, thanks to Wi-Fi, GPS, and LED mood lighting that changes according to the weather and time of day.

    The cabin interiors – which can fit only 28 people per car and between 190 and 270 total – are designed to give standing passengers more space, while giving seated passengers more comfort.

    Mass production of the R1 is scheduled for next year. It will be tested first in Yekaterinburg, then then in Omsk and, finally, in  Moscow.

    At around 1 million euros apiece, the R1 is twice cheaper compared to its European counterparts.

    Alexei Maslov, the new tram’s designer, is sure that his brainchild will sit well with foreign commuters and will look great gliding elegantly down the streets of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Melbourne.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150809/1025548922.html#ixzz3ieCqwXym

    Germans seem a year late to ze partayyyy.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:17 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    George1 wrote:Russia’s ‘Batmobile’ Tram Outclasses Western Analogues – German Media

    Russia has unveiled a new commuter tram that looks like something from a sci-fi flick and presents a serious challenge to its western counterparts, German media reported on Saturday.

    “Russia has for decades been staking on trams and St. Petersburg and Moscow, along with Melbourne and Berlin, boast the longest tram lines around,” the German daily newspaper Die Welt wrote.

    Dubbed as “Russian One” (or R1) this futuristic streetcar features LED cabin lighting, felt-covered sofas, wooden handrails, and sliding glass doors that operate by touchscreen.

    The tram made its debut in the Chinese city of Qingdao last week, and is expected to hit the streets of China later this year.

    With shiny black glass and an illuminated display it’s no wonder the locomotive has already been dubbed an “iPhone on rails” and the world’s first business-class tram.

    Designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, a company that specializes in tanks, the tram is super high-tech, both inside and out, thanks to Wi-Fi, GPS, and LED mood lighting that changes according to the weather and time of day.

    The cabin interiors – which can fit only 28 people per car and between 190 and 270 total – are designed to give standing passengers more space, while giving seated passengers more comfort.

    Mass production of the R1 is scheduled for next year. It will be tested first in Yekaterinburg, then then in Omsk and, finally, in  Moscow.

    At around 1 million euros apiece, the R1 is twice cheaper compared to its European counterparts.

    Alexei Maslov, the new tram’s designer, is sure that his brainchild will sit well with foreign commuters and will look great gliding elegantly down the streets of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Melbourne.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150809/1025548922.html#ixzz3ieCqwXym

    Germans seem a year late to ze partayyyy.

    Better late then never, I love the fact that UVZ's batmotram is half the cost of the average euro-tram, but easily several times the quality... lol1
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:37 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    George1 wrote:Russia’s ‘Batmobile’ Tram Outclasses Western Analogues – German Media

    Russia has unveiled a new commuter tram that looks like something from a sci-fi flick and presents a serious challenge to its western counterparts, German media reported on Saturday.

    “Russia has for decades been staking on trams and St. Petersburg and Moscow, along with Melbourne and Berlin, boast the longest tram lines around,” the German daily newspaper Die Welt wrote.

    Dubbed as “Russian One” (or R1) this futuristic streetcar features LED cabin lighting, felt-covered sofas, wooden handrails, and sliding glass doors that operate by touchscreen.

    The tram made its debut in the Chinese city of Qingdao last week, and is expected to hit the streets of China later this year.

    With shiny black glass and an illuminated display it’s no wonder the locomotive has already been dubbed an “iPhone on rails” and the world’s first business-class tram.

    Designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, a company that specializes in tanks, the tram is super high-tech, both inside and out, thanks to Wi-Fi, GPS, and LED mood lighting that changes according to the weather and time of day.

    The cabin interiors – which can fit only 28 people per car and between 190 and 270 total – are designed to give standing passengers more space, while giving seated passengers more comfort.

    Mass production of the R1 is scheduled for next year. It will be tested first in Yekaterinburg, then then in Omsk and, finally, in  Moscow.

    At around 1 million euros apiece, the R1 is twice cheaper compared to its European counterparts.

    Alexei Maslov, the new tram’s designer, is sure that his brainchild will sit well with foreign commuters and will look great gliding elegantly down the streets of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Melbourne.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150809/1025548922.html#ixzz3ieCqwXym

    Germans seem a year late to ze partayyyy.

    Better late then never, I love the fact that UVZ's batmotram is half the cost of the average euro-tram, but easily several times the quality... lol1

    Actually it's 30% of Bombardiers Flexity Future. The cheapest offer is about 1.7 million euros a car from Poland (Pesa Jazz 134 - Contract with Warsaw TC at 55 million USD per 30 Trams). But again, the specs aren't anywhere near this. So that's a plus. As for several times the quality, it doesn't even need to be so. Even if the Trams are on par, that's already huge.

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    Post  kvs on Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:40 am

    All of NATO knows that Russia produces nothing and does not have the knowhow to produce anything. This is just Russian
    propaganda. NATO will soon give us all the truth of the matter.

    I am eagerly waiting for this crusade of truth from NATO.

    And I am sure I will be waiting decades from now.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:44 am

    kvs wrote:All of NATO knows that Russia produces nothing and does not have the knowhow to produce anything.   This is just Russian
    propaganda.   NATO will soon give us all the truth of the matter.

    I am eagerly waiting for this crusade of truth from NATO.

    And I am sure I will be waiting decades from now.

    Careful now, we don't want you to taste Freedom (without lube). Anyway, this was bound to happen, the only thing that worries me is the damn quality control. If that's covered, who cares if the car is overengineered. If the Chinese have contracted it, it might actually have a nice portfolio soon enough.
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    Re: Development Projects of Russia: Industry, Energy and Infastructure

    Post  kvs on Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:49 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    kvs wrote:All of NATO knows that Russia produces nothing and does not have the knowhow to produce anything.   This is just Russian
    propaganda.   NATO will soon give us all the truth of the matter.

    I am eagerly waiting for this crusade of truth from NATO.

    And I am sure I will be waiting decades from now.

    Careful now, we don't want you to taste Freedom (without lube). Anyway, this was bound to happen, the only thing that worries me is the damn quality control. If that's covered, who cares if the car is overengineered. If the Chinese have contracted it, it might actually have a nice portfolio soon enough.

    Toronto's fancy new streetcars back in the 1980s had rather serious quality control issues. The only thing
    that matters is that they are fixable and in a reasonable time frame. If the cars fall apart after a couple of
    years of use, then they are crap. But I will dismiss this scenario out of hand. UVZ is not in the business of
    shaving mm of steel to save a few bucks at the expense of part integrity. The new rage in the west.
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    Re: Development Projects of Russia: Industry, Energy and Infastructure

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:57 am

    kvs wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    kvs wrote:All of NATO knows that Russia produces nothing and does not have the knowhow to produce anything.   This is just Russian
    propaganda.   NATO will soon give us all the truth of the matter.

    I am eagerly waiting for this crusade of truth from NATO.

    And I am sure I will be waiting decades from now.

    Careful now, we don't want you to taste Freedom (without lube). Anyway, this was bound to happen, the only thing that worries me is the damn quality control. If that's covered, who cares if the car is overengineered. If the Chinese have contracted it, it might actually have a nice portfolio soon enough.

    Toronto's fancy new streetcars back in the 1980s had rather serious quality control issues.   The only thing
    that matters is that they are fixable and in a reasonable time frame.   If the cars fall apart after a couple of
    years of use, then they are crap.   But I will dismiss this scenario out of hand.   UVZ is not in the business of
    shaving mm of steel to save a few bucks at the expense of part integrity.   The new rage in the west.

    Same here, the difference in price is big, but doesn't seem to indicate the carboard trams and trains initially from China. As i said, there's good chance that the R1 is overengineered, rather than crap. So instead of shaving, the tram's rolling train might actually be tractor tough.

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    Re: Development Projects of Russia: Industry, Energy and Infastructure

    Post  Maximmmm on Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:05 am

    Speaking of public transport, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the wifi in transit. The moscow subway now has wifi in all trains and is testing it in some stations. It works really well, sadly there are shitty ads (weren't there last year), but they're tolerable. Now the plans are for wifi in every bus, tram and bus stop which is impressive as hell. The amount of wifi in public places such as parks is also incredible.

    As for the busses/wagons themselves, although I've seen some of the newest tech around when I was in the city, a large proportion is still old soviet-built stock. It was actually very funny to see ancient trolleybusses with digitized bus number plates and new tourniquets for the bus cards.
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    Re: Development Projects of Russia: Industry, Energy and Infastructure

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:20 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    kvs wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    kvs wrote:All of NATO knows that Russia produces nothing and does not have the knowhow to produce anything.   This is just Russian
    propaganda.   NATO will soon give us all the truth of the matter.

    I am eagerly waiting for this crusade of truth from NATO.

    And I am sure I will be waiting decades from now.

    Careful now, we don't want you to taste Freedom (without lube). Anyway, this was bound to happen, the only thing that worries me is the damn quality control. If that's covered, who cares if the car is overengineered. If the Chinese have contracted it, it might actually have a nice portfolio soon enough.

    Toronto's fancy new streetcars back in the 1980s had rather serious quality control issues.   The only thing
    that matters is that they are fixable and in a reasonable time frame.   If the cars fall apart after a couple of
    years of use, then they are crap.   But I will dismiss this scenario out of hand.   UVZ is not in the business of
    shaving mm of steel to save a few bucks at the expense of part integrity.   The new rage in the west.

    Same here, the difference in price is big, but doesn't seem to indicate the carboard trams and trains initially from China. As i said, there's good chance that the R1 is overengineered, rather than crap. So instead of shaving, the tram's rolling train might actually be tractor tough.

    Interior pics...

    http://blog.rcp.fr/?p=2299

    Moar Pics. http://varlamov.ru/1112328.html

    Well we are talking about UVZ here, they have a very good track record in quality control. If it's over-engineered as you say, all that means is that they can market less fancy and yet significantly cheaper versions of the R1 to poorer countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, etc.

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    Re: Development Projects of Russia: Industry, Energy and Infastructure

    Post  Guest on Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:25 am

    Maximmmm wrote:Speaking of public transport, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the wifi in transit. The moscow subway now has wifi in all trains and is testing it in some stations. It works really well, sadly there are shitty ads (weren't there last year), but they're tolerable. Now the plans are for wifi in every bus, tram and bus stop which is impressive as hell. The amount of wifi in public places such as parks is also incredible.

    As for the busses/wagons themselves, although I've seen some of the newest tech around when I was in the city, a large proportion is still old soviet-built stock. It was actually very funny to see ancient trolleybusses with digitized bus number plates and new tourniquets for the bus cards.
    When were you in Moskva, Maxim? I went to Russia for two weeks in June. I managed to spend the last day at the Army-2015 expo in Kubinka because my relatives have a dacha there. I was thoroughly impressed with the improvements in infrastructure that I saw in Moskva and in Nizhniy Novogorod as well. I have been visiting Russia ever since the early 2000's when I was very young. The improvements over the years are nothing short of astounding and it will be interesting to watch the developments that will come on the near future especially with the World Cup coming.

    And to all talking about the R1 tram. No, it is not over-engineered. While it does look very pretty on the outside, the internals of the tram are nothing revolutionary but rather evolutionary.

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