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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  Viktor on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:03 pm

    Basically we have on a daily basis opening different new factories all across Russia. It will be nice to see how many will be opened this year.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:07 pm

    Viktor wrote:Basically we have on a daily basis opening different new factories all across Russia. It will be nice to see how many will be opened this year.

    I wouldn't say it is a daily basis of opening different factories, but either some of them are modernization of old factories (in other words, new plant, old plant is closed) and or new production lines in a factory already set up and working. But yes, there are quite a few new businesses opening up and big projects happening. Hope to hear more good news!

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:43 pm

    Tomsk innovators ready to bridge gap between tech ideas and oil production

    Seventeen innovation companies in Siberia’s Tomsk region have recently presented their technology projects to Tomsk Oil, a sizable regional oil producer, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported earlier this week.

    The agency quoted Alexei Knyazev, the vice governor for innovation policy, as saying that such a pitch-meeting was the region’s first experiment in such a format, but “the regional government wants to make such meetings regular events.”

    According to the vice governor, there seems to be no more than 3% of businesses in the region which are receptive to innovation. Tomsk Oil, one of such businesses, is primarily interested in tech solutions that would improve its core production, but is also seeking projects that could help save energy.

    Russian scientists develop revolutionary drugs for cancer, HIV and tuberculosis

    Russian scientists are developing three types of next gen vaccines that might evolve into the revolutionary drugs for cancer, HIV and tuberculosis, Informing.ru reported, citing Vladimir Uiba, the director of Russia’s Federal Agency for Medicine and Biology.

    MegaFon announces over $200m investment for 2014 Sochi Olympics

    MegaFon, a leading Russian mobile operator, has announced a $130m commitment to building and upgrading the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics’ telecommunications infrastructure , East-West Digital News, the international resource on Russian digital industries, reported earlier this week.

    According to Tigran Pogosyan, MegaFon’s deputy CEO for strategic ventures and director of the firm’s Sochi-2014 project, in addition to the $130m his company, an official Sochi Olympics telecom partner since 2009, also intends to provide another $100m or so for sponsor services prior to and during the Games.

    RVC’s venture fund invests in next gen ion-exchange technology

    Bioprocess Capital Ventures, a VC fund set up by Russian Venture Company (RVC), has bought into Axion – Rare & Precious Metals, RVC announced earlier this week.

    The deal’s value has yet to be specified; the source only disclosed that the investment was expected to help fine-tune the technology of making the new AXION ion-exchange materials and produce trial runs of such materials for industrial testing.

    Axion – Rare & Precious Metals, a Bioprocess Capital Ventures portfolio company, was set up three years ago to focus on the development of Russian ion-exchange materials possessing adaptive selectivity properties.

    Construction of multipurpose sports and tourist complex AJ Hackett Sochi

    In the Adler district of Sochi, in the Olympic program is building a multifunctional sports and tourist complex AJ Hackett Sochi . Currently, the river Mzimta in trout farming completed installation of the base of the longest pedestrian bridge in the world. The length of the unique bridge 440 meters, and the minimum height of 218 meters above the abyss.

    Maslopressovochny plant for 100 million rubles was put into operation in Adygea

    Maikop. July 25. Interfax-Yug - LLC "Mamruko" introduced in the village area of ​​Adygea Egeruhay Koshehablskogo maslopressovochny plant for 100 million rubles, the agency "Interfax-South" to the opening ceremony.

    "The plant is built on the company's own funds. It is built for 1 year by the Krasnodar" Vita Story. "During the day, the new plant will process up to 250 tons of oil seeds and the total refining capacity in the LLC" Mamruko "will double," - said the director of "Mamruko" Ruslan Mamrukov the opening ceremony.

    It is planned that with the commissioning of the new facility the number of jobs at the plant will increase from 165 to 200, the production of oil - up to 100 tons per day, cake - up to 100 tons, annual production will rise to 680 million rubles.

    At the Saratov Refinery launched a new set of isomerization of pentane-hexane fraction

    July 25, at the Saratov Oil Refinery was launched a new set of isomerization of pentane-hexane fraction, producing high-octane gasoline components.

    Construction performed in a short time, from the beginning of excavation to produce a first product has only been 22 months.

    In Serpukhov, Moscow region are building a village for adoptive families

    In the village Raysemenovskoe Serpukhov District held a grand ceremony for the construction of the village for adoptive families. At the station, located at the forest, to be built 17-storey well-appointed cottages with individual heating system. Besides, the campus will settle the rehabilitation center which can provide health and educational services for children with health problems. Qualified staff of the center will provide foster parents with all necessary assistance in the maintenance and education of children with disabilities.

    Putin signed a law on the establishment of a unified Russian mega-based CB

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law creating a single Russian megaregulator at the Central Bank. Also, the controller transmitted powers of the Federal Service for Financial Markets. This is stated on Online Kremlin.
    The objectives of the Central Bank offered include the development of the Russian financial market and to ensure its stability, the functions - implementation of official statistical accounting of direct investment in the country and of the Russian Federation abroad.

    The governor Mikhail Men visited the Company "Neurosoft"

    The company "Neurosoft" expands its production volumes. A new building for the production of medical diagnostic equipment inspected on July 25 Governor Mikhail Men.

    In Tyumen held technology start UMMC-Steel Plant

    Metallurgical plant rolled UMMC-Steel in Tyumen issued today its first metal. The new plant is the first metallurgical enterprise in the Tyumen region.
    At the plant began comprehensive testing equipment. The first steel was obtained from tests of major components - electric furnace, ladle furnace, vacuum degasser, a continuous casting machine and rolling mill. In these tests, the entire production line will be tested for performance and compliance with specifications.

    In the Moscow region produced equipment start at the "Vitra Plumbing»

    In October 2011, the Turkish group "Eczacıbaşı" opened its first factory in Russia for the production of ceramic tiles. Now the holding company is also the first production outside of Turkey plumbing, and it is also located in the suburbs, on the same areas that the previous one. July 25 held a test run of the equipment at the factory VitrA-Bolshevik plumbing in the village of Serpukhov, Moscow Region.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:14 am

    The village opened Novoklyuchi breeding complex for 600 cows

    The village Novoklyuchi today opened a new livestock complex. Now it will be able to accommodate 600 cows.

    Agricultural company "Patrushev" - one of the best agricultural enterprises of the Sverdlovsk region

    JSC "Agri" Patrushev "was established in 2005 with the participation of OOO" UMMC-Holding "at the farm" Breeding factory-farm them. YM Sverdlov "and has the status of breeding farm.

    Main activities - dairy and livestock breeding. The enterprise was put into operation a modern dairy and cattle-breeding complex for 1,800 head of dairy cattle in loose housing system of animals.

    Once again the production HeliVert (photo)

    Published in Mayphoto essay of Roman Vukolova actually producing only pays about a dozen photographs. This time, give a lot more photos taken by Marina Lystsevoy (LJfotografersha) On July 23 during a working visit to the plant of the acting governor of the Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov.

    A joint venture between JSC "Helicopters of Russia" and the Italian company AgustaWestland work mostly Russian citizens, and this is a highly qualified workforce. A total of Ljuberetsky company employs 115 employees. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding comprises five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, as well as manufacturers and service components and service company that provides after-sales support in Russia and abroad.

    Currently implemented the first phase of the Center for helicopter: The construction of the Engineering Center, in which the basic units of JSC "Helicopters of Russia" and OAO "Mil Moscow. Mil." This year, the site plan to relocate a cluster of "Kamov" and commissioned an experimental research center. In 2014, preparing to launch pilot production and logistics center.

    Bezhitsk Steel Plant (Bryansk) has launched an upgraded foundry

    Governor Nikolai Denin attended the opening of a new automatic molding line on Bezhitsk steel plant.

    The ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Governor Konstantin Simonov, general director of ZAO "Transmashholding" Andrey Andreev, General Director of JSC "PO" Bezhitskaya steel " Valery Voronin, State Secretary  - Deputy President of JSC "Russian Railways"  Anatoly Mescheryakov, representatives of suppliers.

    This event is the most important stage of the reconstruction program BSZ. The new automatic production line for large rail molding company "Kyunkel Wagner" will significantly increase the production capacity of the company.

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    Production of 3D-printers in Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:48 am

    Production of 3D-printers in Russia

    Sdelanounas has done it again, thanks to andrewanswer for bringing to light regarding this.

    Hello!

    For quite a long time since I read on the Internet about various trends in the 3D-printing on printers and new projects. What always amazed me and surprises in these articles is the complete lack of information on domestic Russian developments in this area. Such a vacuum is not accidental. After all, it gives the impression that Russia - a real hole in it and live a drunken hard workers and oligarchs, and in cities everywhere are cutting spree and complete degradation. And even if something interesting happens in Russia, against the background of world events it is not even worth mentioning and discussion.

    In this article, I want to change this tradition and talk about domestic know-how in the field of home 3D-printing, the more that I did for a long time been working in this field. Despite a rather difficult situation in Russia with the new technologies in our country, there are enthusiasts and companies that are familiar with the project RepRap, Sent to hell raw model of the economy and have begun to release of 3D-printers of their own design.

    Here are the 4 companies:

    RepRap-Russia

    About us
    The site dedicated to 3D-printing technology, there was a note about this printer: http://livelyminds.ru/content/aprelskie-novosti . We thank our colleagues for Siberian good review of our 3D-printer.

    Products
    The acquisition of 3D-printer "Chameleon"

    3D-printer "Chameleon" - the printer, working in three-dimensional space. For the production of the model used by the heated plastic. The printer connects to a PC via USB and gets it necessary commands for the production models.

    Price:
    37 500 rubles.

    Print & Play

    About Us
    Print & Play from Novosibirsk.

    For almost three years, as I do with the familiar theme in Akademgorodok 3D-printing and 3D-printers. During this time we have raised with them from scratch, without investment, small-scale production of 3D-printers of their own design under the brand SibRap . Frame designed for independent element of Plexiglas thickness of 18 mm, proprietary nozzle heaters, electronics half of its own production, accurate assembly - all this gives cause for pride. We have successfully sold their printers to Surgut, Novokuznetsk, Novosibirsk. Part of printers made ​​by our drawings by other organizations and individual experts - it says enough good quality project. Our brand Print & Play well recognizable, our group RepRap VKontakte - The largest group of similar subjects.

    Products
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    (Issues with conection to Livelyminds)


    Cyprus


    About Us

    SKB "Cypress" - a team of enterprising specialists!
    Our core business is the production of three-dimensional rapid prototyping devices (3D printers), bearing the name of Gen X.

    Products
    RepRap 3D printer Gen X v.2.1

    RepRap GenX Home

    - Prototyping and manufacturing technology RepRap (reprap) from the most basic household items to the point that you'll be able to come up with. Now bring your ideas into reality has become much easier and more convenient;
    - amazing gifts for your friends, you'll be able to play with our 3D-printer
    - the creation of various models - from art to video game characters,
    you will be able to fully realize all your fantasies in the real thing!

    Market-City

    About Us
    Maket-Cityfrom Kursk, made 3D-printer Lumen aluminum rack on the classic profile of the portal schema. The printer is now available at 44,000 rubles. I am glad detailed description of the manufacturing process and the design of the printer on the site, as well as an interesting gallery of works.

    Products
    3D printer Lumen (aLUminium MENdel)

    The fully assembled 3D printer. The kit includes 1 kg of plastic to print all the necessary software.
    3mm plastic used.
    Featured nozzle print: 0.5 mm and 0.4 mm.
    Installed nozzle: 0.4 mm.


    *Note: I am having issues with this forum and copy/pasting information, it seems to want to create tags that makes little sense as well as making duplicate links and misplacing quote tags.  Don't understand why.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:37 pm

    670 new jobs appeared in the village in the Kaliningrad region
    According to the regional Ministry of Agriculture, from the beginning of the year organized by the village of 670 jobs are directly in the agricultural sector - 420.
    First Deputy Agriculture Minister Mikhail Khovanskiy listed companies that were able to give work in rural areas. "Baltic Meat Company Three" when creating a vicious cycle of pork production capacity exceeding 10 tonnes per year has increased the number of new jobs to 145. Have employed villagers, LLC "ZALESSKAYA feed", LLC "domestic product" (GK Cherkizovo) Ltd. "BaltAgroKorm." In addition, this year's has added more than 50 (peasant) farms and individual entrepreneurs engaged in the production of agricultural products. Thanks to the implementation of measures aimed at reducing tension in the labor market area, 25 unemployed have organized their own business.

    The Tyumen Plywood Plant launched the second production line of big-size plywood

    With one click of the mouse region Governor Vladimir Yakushev and director of the Tyumen Plywood Plant Almira Karimov launched a second production line of large-plywood.
    The plant involves three stages of production. The first phase began work in 2009 . Underwent reconstruction of the main production building, launching technological lines for the production of plywood up to 30 thousand cubic meters per year. The second line, which opened today, involves increasing capacity of plywood in half and provide additional jobs for 70 people.
    Congratulate the company came head of the Tyumen region. Vladimir Yakushev noted that the launch of the next production shop - a significant event for the area. "Implemented the first of the fifteen projects, which are scheduled to start this year. The region is experiencing a clear deficit in the processing of wood. In the production of the plant will use a deciduous forest, which in the region and beyond abound. Importantly, the large-format plywood - a product that is exported, "- he said.

    Solnechnogorskiy ZMS LEPSE launched a new production line for welded mesh

    In July of "Solnechnogorskiy Metal Mesh Lepse" has launched a new line of EVG (Austria) for the production of welded wire mesh in rolls and maps, welded panels for fencing.
    The main advantage of the welding equipment is its versatility. The new machine can produce both net rolls, and in the charts. This increases the productivity of the grid in the cards by supplying wires warp and weft from the coils (excludes preparatory stage for cutting wire rods). Also, a new welded shedding EVG provides a more accurate geometry of the cells and the high quality of the weld mesh.

    Omsk released the first batch of S consoles

    Omsk Production Association "Irtysh" and the Singaporean company ST Electronics released the first batch of the installation of digital set-top boxes to 10,000 pieces.
    * I am so-so on this bit of news, as the hardware is coming from outside of the country, but the software is made in Russia. I understand that there needs to be competition, but GS Group already makes the set-top boxes and even the hardware inside it at Technopolis.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:07 am

    I am going to try and slow down on the news, as there is just too many new things going on every day. So, I am going to limit myself to posting on this about once to twice a week. As well, I encourage others to please also post in this thread, and I hope to see more activity!

    Anyway, more news.

    GS Group has released the first digital TV receiver on the Russian microprocessor

    Holding GS Group has released a new model of digital television receiver under the brand General Satellite for use in satellite television networks around the world. Receiver GS U510 - this is the first mass market in consumer electronics, made on the basis of the Russian microprocessor.

    New site to turn lactic acid into biocomposites in Northwest Russia
    Russia’s pioneering production of lactic acid-based biocomposites will be set up in the Pravdinsk District outside Kaliningrad in this country’s westernmost enclave bordering Poland, Russian news agency Business-TASS reported.

    The project, owned by Polycomplex, a large regional company, and calling for construction of a $36m production facility, is reported to have already been approved by the regional government.

    The first stage of the site, to be completed later this year in November, will focus on the rectification of lactic acid for further acid-based biopolymer production. The investor’s longer-term goal is to set up production of eco-friendly anti-ice reagents and biocomposites.

    Government’s Lavochkin develops state-of-the-art gear for private satellite program
    Lavochkin NPO, a major Russian state-owned aerospace company, is expected to develop special equipment for Dauria Aerospace, a privately-held nanosatellite maker in Moscow, Dauria announced.

    Under the terms of an agreement inked last week, Lavochkin will develop a sophisticated adaptor enabling the launch of the CubeSat nanosatellites—one of Dauria’s three major development programs—using the Fregat upper stage boost unit that Lavochkin manufactures.

    That will be a noticeable fast track for Dauria’s universal launch container project. The containers are designed to launch nano- and microsatellites ranging in size from 1U (one 10x10 centimeter cube) to 6U (spacecraft containing six such cubes).

    “The use of such containers will enable Roscosmos [Russia’s main space exploration program operator] to launch the CubeSat spacecraft that we develop in Russia for scientific and educational purposes. In addition, commercial CubeSat launches will also be made possible,” Dauria Aerospace explained.

    "Yamal LNG" completed the dive pile elements cargo berths sea port of Sabetta

    Through the construction of a seaport Sabetta on the Yamal Peninsula completed ahead of the complex of works on facial and anchoring walls and shielding rows of piles of objects moorings preparatory period .

    In Dagestan build meat processing plant

    In Dagestan, in the town of Kizlyar, the laying of the memorial stone at the future site of the meat processing plant, which is part of the overall investment project "Integrated Logistics Center."

    Vyborg Shipyard has invested in the modernization of 600 million rubles

    OJSC "Vyborg Shipyard" (FAZ), a member of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), as part of the modernization of production has invested 600 million rubles in the construction samopogruzhnoy barges that greatly expand the opportunities for the construction of ships, told reporters Monday general manager of Alexander Soloviev.

    Construction of the plant transformers JV "Power Machines", and Toshiba

    At the transformer plant joint venture of OJSC "Power Machines", and Toshiba Corporation commissioned the first machine tool equipment.
    In harvesting and welding shop under construction plant high voltage transformers commissioned camera shot blasting of steel structures.
    Shot blasting chamber, supplied by "ITMA" (Russia), is intended for processing tanks, and other components and parts of transformers. The results of the tests, shot camera shows good results in performance and surface quality.

    Elga coal dressing plant begins production of coking coal concentrate

    JSC "Mechel" announced the successful trial run of equipment for the production of coking coal concentrate on a seasonal concentrator Elga coking coal deposit in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
    To Elga seasonal processing plant completed commissioning of equipment for the production of coking coal concentrate. Until the end of August will launch factory at full capacity.

    New breeding complex for 200 head of cattle in the village started nevyanskite (Sverdlovsk region)

    New breeding complex for 200 head of cattle running in the village near Alapaevsk nevyanskite. The complex is equipped with the latest technology in a spacious enclosure there is an automated milking, centralized supply of fodder.


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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:11 am

    Irkutsk’s multiple-access centers step up R&D and make money
    The multiple-access centers of Irkutsk State Technical University (ISTU) in Siberia completed and offered more than $6m worth of R&D and consulting services last year, the university announced last week.

    According to Ivan Sysoyev, the deputy head of ISTU’s scientific activity department, ISTU now runs two multiple-access centers that focus on eco-friendly natural resources development, nanosystems, energy efficiency and energy saving, nuclear energy, and information and telecommunications systems.

    Moscow launches new “world-class” business accelerator
    The former Krasny Oktyabr (Red October) confectionery in Moscow is hosting the city’s new innovation support entity, API Moscow. The Moscow Center for Innovation Development claimed this would evolve into “Russia’s first world-class business accelerator.”

    This specialized platform is from now on expected to provide a session venue for start-ups screened and picked for participation in what is known as the Moscow Technology Incubation Program (MTIP).

    Moscow Seed Fund and Softline invest in innovative IaaS platform
    Moscow-based IT service provider Active Cloud Development has teamed up with Moscow Seed Fund and Softline Venture Partners to develop an innovative IaaS (infrastructure as a service) platform christened “CloudBox.”

    As East-West Digital News, the international resource on Russian digital industries, reported last week, the three partners have brought in $1m to finance the project.

    Designed for data centers, mobile operators, and government organizations, the platform is described as a “universal software instrument” which will enable its users to manage such diverse cloud solutions as those of CloudStack, VMware, OpenStack, and CloudFoundry.

    Volga scientists assist Pirelli in improving tire properties
    Scientists at Vyatka State University (VyatSU) in Kirov, in the Volga area, have completed a study that Italy’s Pirelli and the Silvio Tronchetti Provera Foundation ordered last year to improve the properties of tires, Pirelli.colesa.ru reported.

    The Italians asked the Kirov scientists to do the research last September when the Russian university and the Italian foundation shook hands on an R&D deal for the improvement of the tires’ dynamic properties and environmental safety, the development of additives for harsh climatic conditions, and the use of new ingredients.

    Siberia’s Irkutsk pushes its regional pharma cluster program
    The Irkutsk region in Siberia has developed a roadmap for the creation of its own pharmaceutical cluster, Independent News Agency – Irkutsk reported, citing Alexei Zezulya, the vice chairman of the regional government.

    The region has reportedly decided to wait no longer for federal approval and backing and step up work to establish horizontal ties between the regional pharmaceutical companies picked for further support from the regional government. For example, those companies have been enjoying tax benefits since last year already.

    World’s most powerful laser under construction outside Nizhny Novgorod
    The first stage of the world’s most powerful laser project, being developed in Sarov some 185km south of Nizhny Novgorod in the mid-Volga area, is slated for completion in 2017, Russia Today in Russian reported.

    It is reportedly being designed as a multiple-access center open for both Russian and international scientists.

    According to Valentin Kostyukov, the director of the Sarov-based Russian Federal Nuclear Center, the initial phase of project planning was completed yesterday. Further laser design work and construction of the site is expected to take another year or so.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  Serbia Forever on Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:16 pm

    Skolkovo secures $4bn state funding until 2020

    The Skolkovo Foundation, which manages Russia’s largest state-sponsored innovation hub under construction outside Moscow, will receive another $4.1bn shot in the arm from government coffers between now and 2020, East-West Digital News, the international resource on Russian digital industries, reported earlier this week.

    The decision, which might signal the technopark’s return to political favor, was made last week at a Russian government meeting presided by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

    In a separate statement, Skolkovo Foundation president Viktor Vekselberg said last Thursday that by 2020, Skolkovo “expects to raise more than $11bn in private investment.” The Skolkovo program will not tap government finance “after 2025,” he added.

    Vekselberg also forecast that as a private-public partnership “capable of paying for itself” by 2020 Skolkovo will contribute to Russia’s economy “about $6.5bn worth of products and services.” Seventeen years from now, when the Skolkovo program is expected to be running at full throttle, the Foundation president hopes the ‘innovation city’ will add “up to $45bn to the national GDP.”

    The news came just in time to dispel widespread rumors of an “imminent demise” of what some pejoratively call “Medvedev’s pet project.”

    President Vladimir Putin of Russia, the indisputably number one policy maker in this country, seems to be more reserved about Skolkovo, which he is said to consider “artificial.”

    Even though his chief of staff Sergey Ivanov stated in June that “Skolkovo is here to stay,” Putin countermanded mandatory allocations by government-owned corporations for Skolkovo’s university project, a decision Medvedev had made as president.

    Skolkovo, now home to 941 resident companies including a few dozen foreign ones, has also been the subject of broad-based scrutiny over the past year, notably by the Russia’s Attorney General Office. A 2012 investigation by the Accounts Chamber also revealed several cases of questionable financial practices at the Foundation. As a result, some key figures came under fire and lost their jobs this past spring.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:32 pm

    I am disappointing. Where are others willing to offer news?

    Anyway, I will continue on:
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    Modernization Projects
    In JSC "Torzhokskiy Carriage Works' shop was commissioned aggregate production
    Before Torzhokskiy Carriage Works had its own aggregate production and bought trucks from other companies, mainly at the Tikhvin and Demikhovsky plants. But increasing competition requires new approaches.

    By order of "TorVZ" railcar holding company, which includes Torzhokskiy Carriages, the company SPE "Long distance", JSC "Electroapparat" Malaya Vishera and ZAO "TransElektroPribor" in St. Petersburg, designed and manufactured a new generation of trains designed for the implementation of the commuter rail - diesel-electric train DT-1 and ET-4A train.
    MAGNEZIT Group has put in place a highly seventh gas cleaning system using bag filters Scheuch Gmbh
    The "magnesite" commissioned by Satka production site (Satka, Chelyabinsk region) gas treatment equipment according to the best world standards. The shop firing magnesite powder for rotary kiln number 4 is mounted a two-stage system with bag filter manufacturing Scheuch Gmbh (Austria). The efficiency of the filter is 99.9%. This is the seventh dust filters system installed in the shops of the Group for several years. Total investment in the project amounted to about 600 million rubles.
    In Yekaterinburg, commissioned a new plant MUP "Water"
    Head of the Administration of Yekaterinburg, Alexander Jacob and his Deputy for Housing and Public Utilities Alex Kozhemyako on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, launched a pilot operation a new plant UF water filtration plant on the West. very idea of introducing new technologies came about four years ago.
    Gatchinsky SSC (Leningrad region). Launched a new production line
    Gatchinsky SSC included in the software "Lenstroymaterialy" completed the second phase of the modernization of the launch of an automated production line for concrete panel construction.
    In Ivanov opened a new production of concrete
    August 14 GC "SU-155" opened after reconstruction new concrete production .

    The opening of the new production will "SU-155" shorten the construction of houses and building in the Ivanovo area of ​​200 thousand square meters. meters of housing per year. Currently, about as introduced into operation all the builders in the region.
    Krasnogorsk Creamery opened in the Altai region after repair
    Krasnogorsk Creamery opened in the Altai region after the repair. Today the company had control cooking cheese "Soviet", according to the regional department for food processing pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology.
    On the "Izhora Pipe Plant" set new equipment
    On the "Izhora Pipe Plant" is installing the main equipment for the project "South Stream"

    "Izhora Pipe Plant," one of the assets of "Severstal", located in St. Petersburg, began assembling the device that produces the adjustment of the oval pipes of large diameter, the so-called expander. Equipment worth more than 600 million, is installed under the actual implementation of the project "South Stream". New expander will increase the production of large diameter pipes, thus ensuring timely delivery of pipes for oil and gas pipelines. The manufacturer, who is also supplier of equipment - a Dutch firm "Fontijne Grotnes BV".
    Kostroma CSP plant reopens after upgrading
    In Kostroma plant opened after reconstruction of cement-bonded boards.
    Reconstruction of the plant lasted two years. During this time, the investor has managed to build a new line, depot repair - the technical department, to acquire locomotive, specialized equipment, and transport.
    As a result, the design capacity of the plant has increased by 5 times, created an additional 200 jobs.
    Krasnogorsk Plant. SA Zvereva introduced into production a new machining center
    Krasnogorsk Plant. SA Zvereva (JSC CMH), part of the holding of the State Corporation Rostekhnadzor "Schwabe", as part of the technical upgrading and development of the company has introduced the new-technology equipment - machining center with high and very high accuracy.
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    New Construction

    Constantine Ilkovsky "Bystrinsky mine will supply concentrate for mining and smelting cluster in Transbaikalia"
    July 13, Acting Governor of the Trans-Baikal region, Konstantin Ilkovsky and head of the operating unit of OJSC "MMC" Norilsk Nickel "Sergey Dyachenko visited the construction of mining and processing complex" Bystrinskoye. "
    Representatives of the general contractor of "Vostokgeologiya" demonstrated the investor and the head of region construction sites, showed Bystrinskoye polymetallic deposit, the ore from which it will be processed on the GOK.
    In the Pskov region launched the construction of a plant for deep processing of timber
    August 15, the district of the Pskov region Dedovicheskom the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the new high-tech enterprise for deep processing of timber - timber "court". This is the first such production in the North-West.
    Survey work started on the construction of the Smolensk Nuclear Power Plant-2
    August 14, 2013 was a milestone in the history of the Smolensk region: seven kilometers from Smolensk NPP, In a small area near the village Bahdanava Roslavlskoye district made the first step leading to the construction of the Smolensk Nuclear Power Plant-2 - drilling of the first prospecting well.
    In the Voronezh region began construction of a plant for the production of confectionery
    On the territory of the municipal district of Ramon company OOO «KDV» started construction of a plant for the production of confectionery. The cost of the project - more than 1 billion rubles. As a result of its implementation will create more than 500 jobs. On the timing of the completion of the company are not reported.
    Kamensk Ural Steel Works is building rental complex
    The "Rolling Complex" JSC KUMZ on its technical and technological equipment of superior Russian and European counterparts. Its implementation will ensure the supply of high quality new (on geometry and range) of semi-finished products to increase the share of Russian production of the most advanced aluminum and aluminum-lithium alloys to not less than 20% of the total supply of semi-finished aluminum for leading domestic and foreign aircraft manufacturing corporations (Boeing, Airbus , Bombardier, etc.)
    In the Sverdlovsk region began construction of the first companies of the SEZ "Titanium Valley"
    The first resident of SEZ "Titanium Valley" - LLC "Stroydizel-Composite" started construction work at the site of a special economic zone in the Upper Salda. By September of this year, here will bring construction materials and equipment, as well as manufacturing equipment and lines for the production of nanostructured composite fiberglass pipe. The total area of ​​the industrial site of the plant will be about 5 hectares.
    In the Khabarovsk region are building new coal plants
    In Verhnebureinskiy Khabarovsk region is building the processing plant of "Urgalugol" (part of "SUEK"). The new factory will be one of the largest industrial projects edge capacity of 6 million tons of coal a year.
    Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation completed the construction of the Nanotechnology Center
    The project was implemented with the support of the Governor and the Government of the Ulyanovsk region. Region Development Corporation has commissioned a complex of buildings in the industrial area of "Volga", which will house the Ulyanovsk Nanotechnology Center Management Company and industrial parks in the region.
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    Production

    150 millionth tonne of ore mined in Tashtagol the 50th anniversary of the city
    In Tashtagolsky branch "Evrazrudy" mined 150 millionth tonne of ore from the start of commercial operation of the mine. It gave life to mine Tashtagol. Jubilee ton of local ore was a worthy gift to the birthday of the city, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.
    Net profit holding company "Helicopters of Russia" has more than doubled
    Net profit holding company "Helicopters of Russia" by the Russian Accounting Standards (RAS) for the I half of 2013 amounted to 2.97 billion rubles. This is more than twice last year during the same period when the company received 1.27 billion rubles. The indicator of the holding's revenue remained virtually unchanged. For six months, "Helicopters of Russia" received 748,245,000 rubles., And last year, revenues totaled 748.455 million rubles.
    "Power Machines" have increased its net profit by 21% in the full half
    OJSC "Power Machines", the largest Russian power engineering equipment, reported its financial results for the first half of 2013, prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards (IAS).
    The consolidated statements have been prepared by a group of companies of OJSC "Power Machines" in view of its subsidiaries. Audit of financial statements audited by KPMG. earnings in the six months of this year amounted to 979 million 049 thousand U.S. dollars, which is 6% more than in 2012.
    "Red Boiler" affirmed the right to design and manufacture equipment for nuclear power plants
    "Red Boiler" affirmed the right to design and manufacture equipment for nuclear power plants.
    Taganrog Boiler Plant "Red Boiler" (the main production site of "EMA", which is part of the power engineering group OAO "Power Machines") has successfully passed the test RTN. According to its results, the company has confirmed the validity of licenses entitling to the design and manufacture of equipment for nuclear power plants (NPPs).
    Equipment for the gold mine "Pavlik" came to the Kolyma
    The most difficult piece of equipment - the three production mills in Sweden - weighs 54 tons. Reinforced concrete foundation to install windmills are ready. Installation will be done in-house, and installation supervision - with the participation of experts from the United States.
    (Big News) Don industry is increasing production
    The index of industrial production in the Rostov region on the basis of half-year was 105.7% compared to the previous year.
    Traditionally faster pace develops military-industrial complex. Rapidly developing major enterprises of the region showing the highest results. For example, "ROSTVERTOL" and "Beriev. GM Beriev "signed long-term contracts, which allows to predict a steady increase in production and shipment of up to 2013.
    Net income increased United Aircraft Corporation 12 times
    Net income of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) for the I half-year 2013 under the Russian Accounting Standards (RAS) has exceeded 502,900,000 rubles. These data are presented in the unaudited unconsolidated financial statements posted on the official website of the KLA. Last year during the same period, the figure was 40,274,000 rubles. Thus, net sales increased by 12 times. According to the UAC, it is possible to achieve a net profit margin of more than 18% and reduce the unallocated loss by 23% - to 1.7 billion rubles.
    "KAMAZ" has increased its market share to 46.6 percent
    In general, the implementation of trucks OJSC "KAMAZ" in the domestic market for seven months in 2013 amounted to 20.4 thousand units., Which is 11.3% less compared to the same period last year (APPG). At the same time, the Russian market of trucks with GVW of 14-40 tons in the first seven months of 2013 decreased by 33.9% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 43.8 thousand units.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  Austin on Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:10 pm

    While you are doing a fantastic task on this thread and its your baby but slow down a bit and do it at your own pace ,else you might burn down and loose interest.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  flamming_python on Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:56 pm

    x2 Austin

    Keep it up sepheronx don't lose hope.
    We're with you all the way
    I'm offering my full moral support russia 

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:38 pm

    That is why I limited it to once a week from my once a day thing.  As well, I go over them more thoroughly to make sure what I am posting isn't double information (meaning reposted) as well as making sure it is of better quality in terms of information.

    That said, I wouldn't mind some help if you guys would like Smile

    You will notice I am doing different type of posts, you will see the style of replies to be different.  I am trying to figure out what is the best way to post them in the future. Oh, as well, I am going to continue to do special posts, on big companies or big releases. Like I did on Technopolis or the jewelry made with Amber, etc. I am currently doing work and investigation on Russia's Technoparks, locations, what kind of work they are doing, etc. Once finished, I will post up the info. If any of you have any information on them, or just one technopark, please send me a PM.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:18 am

    Been a while for news (as I have been busy), so here we go:

    [Statistics]Moscow Enterprise "Autoframos" leads to localize production

    Among the foreign automakers have assembly plants in Russia, the highest level of localization to date has reached Moscow plant "Avtoframos" - 75%. Kaluga "Volkswagen Group Rus" for its vehicles purchased from the Russian supplier of 50% of the components, and the St. Petersburg plant, "Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus' reached the localization of 47%, including by forging their own body parts, which is done on the premises.
    [Foreign Investment]UAE to invest $5B in Infrastructure in Russia

    The Emirate of Abu Dhabi (UAE) will invest in Russia five billion dollars in infrastructure projects, reports "Interfax" . The head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev, who signed on Wednesday this week's agreement with the Department of Finance Abu Dhabi, told reporters that the money will be spent on construction of roads, ports, airports, including the construction of the Central Ring Road.
    [Modernization]New confectionery factory built in the Bryansk region

    The company "Bryankonfi" building a new confectionery plant in the Bryansk region Bryansk region. Construction work is expected to lead in several stages. In 2012, the plan was carried out, preparing court. Since June 1 of this year working just begun laying the foundations. It is planned that the plant will manufacture products in 2015.
    [Modernization]Of "Gai GOK" put into operation a new crushing and conveying complex

    SHahtostroitelej of "Gai GOK" (enterprise resource complex UMMC) commissioned a new underground mine crushing and conveying complex (DCC). The complex, located in the floor of the horizon 855 meters by 935 meters of the mine "Operational" is designed for the transportation of rocks on the surface.

    According to the chief engineer of the plant Andrew Kharkov, putting into operation, will significantly enhance the continuity issue ore mine shaft "Operational" and reduce the need for mining transport. "This complex is built in a relatively short time - less than two years. This was facilitated by the fact that the excavation of galleries and provided with equipment were conducted in parallel - said Kharkov.
    [Production]Volchansky mechanical plant started producing cars vesopoverochnyh

    On Volchansky Mechanical Plant (Volchansk, Sverdlovsk region) started production of a new species - vesopoverochnyh cars.

    Two months ago, Volchansky mechanical plant produced the first prototype of the hopper car for transportation of bulk cargo with increased load capacity. Today, the plant started manufacturing batch vesopoverochnyh new generation cars.
    [New Enterprise]In the Pechora district of Pskov region opened a new dairy farm "Dasha"

    September 13 in the village of Dmitrov Wedge Pechora district opened a new dairy farm "Dasha" design capacity of up to 1,000 heads.

    "This is a mega-complex with a design capacity of up to 1,000 head, - the chairman of the Board of Directors of Andrew Trifanov. - Two barn, separate milk room, high-yielding cattle. 400 Canadian cows were brought back in January, wait another 450 cows from America, and next spring will come to full capacity. "
    [Modernization]Tomsk plant TDSK opened the production of reinforced concrete structures

    At the factory panel construction TDSK opening of a new production of precast concrete. This modern highly automated line can significantly wider variety of products and in the 2-4 fold increase in the rate of production. The design capacity of the new industrial area - 160 thousand cubic meters per year.
    [Statistics]Treasury: Russia's budget surplus in January-July amounted to 736.9 billion rubles

    The surplus of the total budget of Russia (including the regional budgets and off-budget funds) in January-July amounted to 736.95 billion rubles., According to the Federal Treasury.

    Budget revenues in January-July amounted to 13 trillion 574.9 billion rubles., Expenses - 837 950 000 000 12 trillion rubles.
    [Statistics]UOMZ for 8 months of 2013 increased the volume of output at 114%

    The total production output of the Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant (UOMZ), part of the holding corporation Rostekhnadzor "Schwabe" for 8 months in 2013 was 114% of the volume of output in the same period last year, reported the press service of the company.

    Revenue from product sales increased na121, 1% over the same period of the past. Even more significant growth was recorded by output per worker - 126%, says the UOMZ.
    [New Factories][url=translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://frant.me/news/detail/15099/&usg=ALkJrhjla5s8siJFX3TfHNC8jkrl_Ue2wQ]In the Kuzbass opened an eco-friendly processing plant[/url]

    In Prokopyevsky district of the Kemerovo region have opened a new processing plant "Cascade-2". It is fundamentally different from working factories in the region. Factory is designed to minimize harmful emissions into the environment.

    Investments in construction enterprises amounted to 3.9 billion rubles. At the factory created 250 new jobs.
    [Modernization]In suburban Hotkovo opened full-cycle production of bushings ABB

    September 5, 2013 the official opening of a full production cycle of ABB's high-voltage bushings for Hotkovo plant in the Moscow region.

    In 1995, on the territory of "electrolyte" in Hotkovo appeared ABB production in 1997 was the first products - oil-filled bushings, and in 2000 began the production of inputs with RIP-insulated, and, finally, the company now has moved to the production of a full cycle : the process of winding up the acceptance tests. In Russia introduced a complete production cycle of bushings most sought-after designs for 110 and 220 kV.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:33 am

    Three important news:

    "Micron" has developed a chip space

    Computer equipment does not always meet the space requirements. Often in the course are integrated circuits that are not intended for use in orbit, which provokes the fall of satellites. The Russian company "Micron" has developed chips that will ensure trouble-free operation in space for 10-15 years.
    500 km at a speed of 800 Gbit / s with Russian equipment from the "T8"

    The company «T8» demonstrated DWDM-transfer eight channels at 100 Gb / s single-span link length of 500 km, using only the remote amplifiers with optical pumping (ROPA). The total bit rate to record the distance reached 500 km, thus, 800 Gbit / s.
    In the test signal of 100 Gbit / s has been transferred to 500 km without regeneration units or repeaters with electrical power. Used for signal transmission fiber with ultra-low attenuation of the company Corning.
    Approved a plan for the implementation of the state program on Space

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a plan for the implementation of the state program "Space activities in Russia to 2013 - 2020 years" in 2013 and the planning period of 2014 and 2015.

    It is said in a statement posted today on September 11, the site of the Cabinet, the ITAR-TASS

    The plan provides for the implementation in 2013-2015, the following key activities: filling and deployment by 2016 in the number of constellation 66 spacecraft civilian and dual-use, ensuring efficient operation of the Baikonur cosmodrome and the creation of the East of the necessary infrastructure to launch an unmanned spacecraft with rockets carriers such as "Union"; maintenance and renewal of the GLONASS constellation, operation of the Russian segment of the International Space Station, the document says.
    Tatarstan to have Private Industrial Park

    Russia’s first private industrial park broke ground earlier this month in Tatarstan’s Alabuga special economic zone, in the mid-Volga area. The park will lease facilities out to innovation companies that don’t want to build their own factories, BFM.ru reported.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:43 pm

    More on chips from space "Micron" and "Elvis"



    The Russian company "Micron" (included in industry holding RTI) has developed a chip that will ensure trouble-free operation in space for 10-15 years.

    On a single silicon wafer is placed more than a dozen chips, and they are all different, but equally intended as a lofty goal. They will install on computers spacecraft.

    According to Nikolai Shelepina, Deputy Director General for Research of "Mikron", the new development will help companies avoid such partial failures of our spacecraft, most of which have foreign components that are not intended for use in space.

    Constructors Zelenograd enterprise "Micron" worked on the design of these chips 3 years. The problem compounded by the fact that the space, in addition to the temperature effect on computer systems have a high radiation and strong electromagnetic pulses.

    Gennady Krasnikov, head of the group of companies "Micron" expects that within 1-2 years developed by experts from Zelenograd "space" chips will be used in creating massively Russian satellites and equipment to them. "And then our devices in space will be very reliable," - he stressed.

    In addition to space, the new chips undoubtedly will be widely used in aviation, and in Russian military equipment. At present, "Micron" is already producing 42% of microelectronics in the country. It is produced millions of tickets for transport, chips for biometric passports, the SIM card.

    The fastest and most completely domestic: ELVIS develop a new microprocessor for satellites

    The latest development of the Zelenograd NPC "Elvis" - a microprocessor MC-30SF6, which extends the range of multi-core processors "Multicore" - became the subject of several publications in the media: "Russia creates a slower processor for satellites," wrote the "News". Elvis did not believe in a slow processor and emphasize that at present it is the "fast" signal microprocessor for use in space-based sensors, in harsh environments - large range of temperatures and radiation emission. Make new chips will be at Zelenograd "Micron". Key features of the new "space" chip and its competitive advantages edition Zelenograd.ru found out the developers. "Compared with domestic and foreign counterparts our processor provides exceptional performance and the availability of built-in Gigabit links SpaceFibre, - told in Elvis. - For example, only on the core DSP chip that is ten times faster than the processor installed in the American Mars rover Curiosity. A JPEG-compression of images at a rate of 320 megapixels per second run in parallel separate hardware accelerator. According to the preliminary specifications - we are developing the fastest by far the world's radiation-resistant processor, except for highly specialized FPGA, where comparable performance can be achieved by any one particular task, while the rest will be cut functionality. MC-30SF6 processor can be used in on-board electronic equipment: a path of processing of optical and radar systems, video cameras, data processing and image compression in a radio link. The area of ​​application is not limited to the sphere of space: it can be, for example, avionics. "

    The development of the new microprocessor to the end of 2014 allocated 220 million rubles - the Ministry of Industry of the funds under the federal program for the development of electronic components by 2020. Chips will be manufactured in the Zelenograd "Micron", at the end of 2014 should complete the development of an experimental batch release. Thus, the IC will fully domestic - all operations on its creation, from design to manufacture and encapsulation will be implemented in the territory of the Russian Federation.

    To protect against radiation processor chip MC-30SF6 projected on the basis of radiation-resistant library, specially designed for the factory "Micron". This approach is implemented in Russia for the first time Elvis, and this is not the first development based on it: initially the same library in the enterprise created under foreign factory, on the basis of which a number of chips - before launching in Zelenograd line of chips 180 nm. An example of the already completed design - the memory chip 1657RU1U, won first prize in the contest "Golden Chip 2013" for unique to CMOS technology parameters of radiation resistance. In a similar way to design processors (RadHard by Design) perform only a few companies in the world, for example, Aeroflex and Atmel. In Russia, on the "Micron", has already been successfully fabricated and tested three-part type of radiation-resistant VLSI designed Elvis, in parallel is even more projects.

    The new processor is designed for continuous operation in techenie10-15 years in a large temperature difference (-60 º C to 85 º C) and the total cumulative dose of radiation up to 200 kilorad ( all the advanced features ). The topological level of the processor chip - 180 nm. Clock frequency in different nuclei - from 100 to 160 MHz, while in Elvis noted that performance can not usually measured in MHz, and the number of operations per second - and it it is more than competitive. Another of its competitive advantage - cost: through the use of relatively inexpensive technology - CMOS - chips produced at times cheaper counterparts, which are usually made on the technology "silicon on insulator" (SOI).

    "There are several approaches to improve the radiation resistance of electronic components - explain to developers. - First - the use of appropriate production technologies such as SOI or SOS - "silicon on sapphire." This is an expensive option, but it allows you to achieve the best parameters chip resistance to radiation. The second approach - we have chosen - a special design methods (topological solutions, other forms of transistors, redundancy at the level of the standard cells), it provides acceptable for most applications, the parameters of durability at a fraction of the cost of manufacturing chips. The third approach - the failure-tolerant solutions at a higher system level (architecture chips, modules, devices), such as data redundancy, error control codes, special analysis algorithms and work with faults, etc. "

    Elvis processor extra protection against radiation will produce a physical CPU registers triple redundancy, and protection of the internal and external memory Hamming code, automatically correcting errors. "But the above-mentioned" Izvestia "," silica coating "and" body with gold "is not really used to protect against radiation - correct errors in Elvis journalists. - And the architecture of the processor not MIPS, which "was built processor hapless vehicle" Phobos-Grunt "- the architecture in MC-30SF6 only one integrated core. Our processor is a system on a chip with two independent processors DSP and CPU (architecture MIPS), and the hardware accelerator compression JPEG, accelerator operations, and filtered spectral processing and high-speed integrated communication channels. As for MIPS - this processor architecture has nothing to do with the hapless "Phobos-Grunt", the words of the representative NIIET misinterpreted. The term "processor" is often referred to is not the CPU chip, the CPU module, a digital computer or a PC system unit. According to official findings of the Commission for the reasons of failure of equipment "Phobos-Grunt", indeed, the whole architecture of the machine considered insufficiently robust, no algorithms have been implemented in a number of emergency situations - but it does not go on the processor chip. "

    At the same time Elvis and partnership with, the development of its own line of radiation-resistant chip lead and "Micron". Over the past three years, its designers have created a number of microprocessors and other schemes that satisfy the requirements of Russian standards, and must ensure the smooth operation of spacecraft on-protyazhenii10 15 years - this in a recent story TV channel "Vesti" said Nikolai Shelepin, Deputy Director General for Research and NIIME "Micron". According to him, in the fall of Russian satellites often to blame for imported chips, which do not always meet the space requirements or not intended for use in space. "We expect that in the short term, a year or two will be very widespread use of our components. And our machines in space will be very reliable, "- said Gennady KRASNIKOV, head of the group of companies" Micron ".

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:38 pm

    Austin, you may be interested in this:

    Private in Space Development

    Hello, everyone. This Zelenyikot I want to tell you about news, which means a lot to me, and I'm sure will attract the attention of many habrovchan.

    Habré with interest the activities of private space companies: SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and others. Progress does not stand still, and, behold, a private space program has reached and Russia. Imagine the domestic first-born, who is determined to make a profitable space exploration " Daura Aerospace . "

    Habre like publication of the cosmos, but traditionally related to them as a "lion", ie to the fact that pleasing to the eye, pleases the soul, but has no practical application in my life. Now is a thing of the past, and "Daura" any suggestions that may be of interest not only willing to make a career in the space industry, but also free to developers. Nearing the time when the space will be for Habr not only interesting, but also profitable.

    For each direction of the company I have to tell in detail until a brief overview please.

    The company created a native of the Trans-Baikal Michael Kokorich. He made his fortune in the retail and lots of other start-ups, but at some point decided to combine the vision of the cosmos and the desire to make money. Michael, and his two classmates on physico-mathematical school of Novosibirsk State University, created a "Dauriyu Aerospace." The company was named for the historic name of Transbaikalia. The central office is located in Moscow at the Technopark Skolkovo. During a 2012 "Daura" became an international holding company, having included the American company Canopus and German CloudEO. In Russia, the company has assembled a young but professional team that allowed the implementation of the first to start their own space project DX-1. In addition, in December 2012, the company won a government contract to produce two microsatellites Roscosmos, and the development of accommodation units in the CubeSat standard Russian launch vehicles.
    And

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    Center "RDC" has initiated the development of an educational project to create a micro-sized constellation of spacecraft "Transparent World".

    In the development of the project "Transparent World" involved specialists of the Russian space industry and commercial companies in the sector of Geoinformatics, including CB "Flight", Omsk (designer and manufacturer of small satellites "Hope", "University-Tatiana", "Mozhaets" and launch vehicles "Kosmos-3M") and NIILAKT Rosto, Kaluga (developer team radio complexes control microsatellites "University-Tatiana", etc.). ETC "RDC" provides funding for the project today and develops receiving stations means of thematic processing of remote sensing data, provides marketing and information support to the progress of the project.
    It is real good to know that the private sectors in Russia are getting more involved in development of space. will lead to more improvements in the high tech sector.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  Austin on Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:00 am

    Good News , I really hope private sector in Space , Aeronautics and Defence picks up in Russia as it did in the West would be good in the long run for the country

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:19 am

    New Factories
    The plant "Tehmash" Mr. Mines opened a new shop for 60 million rubles
    2 October in the city of Mines at the "Tehmash" the grand opening of the new plant, which will produce welded steel pipes pipes with square and rectangular cross-section.
    Annual production of metal now rise by a quarter to 15,000 to 20,000 tons per year, and will increase the number of jobs. On the expansion of the plant in the city of Mines spent 60 million rubles.
    Sibneftemash (Tyumen region). Launched a new industrial complex
    Construction of a new production facility worth more than 300 million, was due to an increase in demand for the products on the market tanks and vessels for hydrocarbon production. Production of the new complex will be focused not only on the domestic market - Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamal, in which a large quantity of oil and gas companies, but also to neighboring countries.
    In the Moscow region opened a new pharmaceutical plant
    At the opening of the suburban Obolensk pharmaceutical plant "Geropharm Bio" for the production of insulin by the principle of full cycle: from the synthesis of the substance to the finished dosage form, which allows for continuous monitoring at all stages of production.
    Ready insulin will be produced in a variety of packaging options: cartridges and vials. Current products will fully meet the standards of GMP. In the construction of the plant has invested 1.5 billion rubles.
    The factory area is 10,000 square meters. The enterprise, which will employ more than 200 people, plan to produce not only insulin, but also a number of other original medicines for the treatment of diabetes and other diseases.
    In Chelyabinsk run foundry, which has no analogues in Russia and Europe
    In two years, the Russian-Italian project to build a joint plant received practical benefits - in the Chelyabinsk region today launched the most modern steel industry, which has no analogues in Russia, nor in Europe for the quality of the body casting for the main pumps and valves. The emergence of this enterprise - the result of Governor Mikhail Yurevich of so-called "new economy" of the region, based on the principles of diversification, mobility and environmental loyalty.

    In September 2011 between the management of CJSC "Konar" and the Italian company «Cividale Group» signed an agreement to build a steel plant. Power running, now already shipped the first experimental batches to the customers. Ltd. "BVK" - a new Russian-Italian production of the body casting for the fuel and energy complex.

    Red button symbolizing the start of production, today pressed the chairman of the Chelyabinsk region Sergei Komyakov , general director of "BVK" Valeri Bondarenko and director of «Cividale Group» Antonio Valduga .
    The new tool shop opened at the Votkinsk machine-building plant
    The Votkinsk plant was inaugurated plant for the manufacture of progressive cutting tool. The new tool will be ten times more durable than the old one, and will be capable of handling the products of the most durable high-alloy steels and alloys.
    "Mechel" has completed the construction of a cement plant
    The leading Russian mining and metals companies JSC "Mechel", announces the completion of the construction project grinding-mixing plant for the production of cement.

    Grinding-mixing complex (PSC) is built on the industrial site of the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant. UCS - is a modern cement and blast-furnace cement. Power Complex - 1.6 million tons per year. Investment amounted to 174.4 million U.S. dollars.
    In the Chelyabinsk region have opened a new crane plant "VERTA"
    At the opening of the new plant " VERTA "CEO of the group of companies" URALKRAN "Sergey Kravchuk, driving a huge crane with a remote control, swung the hook suspended from his symbolic champagne bottle and smashed it hit the iron beam. Thus was launched the first in the history of modern Russian producer of hoists, overhead cranes and crane kits.
    First pile of new enterprises laid in Korkino in April 2012, and for 18 months the plant was built. The cost of the project - 430 million rubles.
    Ore-dressing plant started operating in the area Mogochinsky
    September 24th governor of Trans-Baikal region, Konstantin Ilkovsky attended the inauguration ceremony of mining and processing plant at the Alexander Mogochinsky gold deposits in the area.
    The head of the region thanked all those who participated in the creation of production, and stressed its importance for the region: "The work of the Alexander mine - it is a very significant event for both the Trans-Baikal region, and for Russia as a whole. Getting gold at a rate of 2 tons per year - a significant contribution to the gold production in the country. "
    In Novgorod opened a factory specialized mining equipment
    September 20 in Veliky Novgorod opened a factory for the production of specialized mining equipment "Radeks Techno".
    The company is located in the production area of ​​"Akron". The plant will produce crushing and screening plants of various types, as well as steel structures for all industries. Production is planned to carry out small-scale parties on request.
    Investors were from St. Petersburg company "Vega-pro." The owners of the plant will deploy on it a complete production cycle. To realize this goal in life within the enterprise set up Design and Technology Bureau, our own production base, the unit provides services installation, service and monitoring of the operation, as well as the departments of logistics, marketing and sales.
    New Enterprises in Agriculture
    In Sukhinichsky area opened robotic farm animal complex and shop for the production of cheese
    Our reporter went on a mission to make a report on these events. Preliminary information is that in 13 hours in the village Zherdev was the opening robotic farm Ltd. "Lespuar."

    The fact that the economy is Sukhinichsky said the journalist of the newspaper "Organizer" Natalia Blinov:

    "Saturation for agriculture is going to be October. Preparing for the opening of the impressive size of the complex in d.Strelna and expanding its livestock premises agricultural enterprise LLC "Lespuar."
    In Kaliningrad, opened a factory for processing of fruits and vegetables
    September 30 in Kaliningrad, opened a factory for processing fruits and vegetables, "Naturovo."
    The range of factory pickles and tomatoes, sauerkraut, pickled garlic, peppers, different sauces, processed vegetables in vacuum packaging.
    Agrofabrika "Naturovo" launched the Kaliningrad group of companies "Phyto-Depot", specializing in the supply and sale of fruits and vegetables. Investment in equipment factories, facilities and complex storage and processing of fruits and vegetables at around 5 million euros.
    In the village of Cow Creek (Komi) opened the sheepfold by 500 heads
    September 30 to Ust-Tsilemsky district opened the sheepfold by 500 heads polutonkorunnoj mjasosherstnyh Pechora Pechora rock GNU OS RK Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Research Institute.
    The farm will implement grown sheep breeding and other agricultural producers for future breeding population in the district and the country.
    Construction cost $ 16.8 million.
    Republican logistics selhoztsentr opened in Yakutia
    National agricultural logistics center, bringing together 12 agricultural cooperatives, the construction of which was spent 170 million rubles, opened in Yakutia.

    The center was established on the basis of the national cooperative "Sahaagroprodukt" which, in turn, brings together 12 agricultural cooperatives, such as "Amma", "Taatta", "Ust-Aldan", "Curapca."
    In Ulyanovsk region opened first Agribusiness Park
    Now the Ulyanovsk agricultural producers the opportunity to sell locally grown produce residents of the regional center, bypassing intermediaries. During the first phase of the project to establish a regional agro-industrial park in Ulyanovsk is commissioned modern vegetable storage for 12 thousand tons, and an indoor market with a playground out of 48 trading locations.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:50 pm

    The cosmodrome "East" started production plant asphalt - Large Projects
    FSUE "the Office Building of roads and airfields at Spetsstroy Russia" is paving the future of the cosmodrome "East" road from the closed Uglegorsk to the launch pad, railway lines, railway station reconstructs the ice, the bridge over the River Great Pera, building auto-train station. Virtually every object requires builders to asphalt.
    In Krasnoyarsk, optically transparent coatings maker raises private funds - Business News
    FunNano, a Krasnoyarsk-based company in Siberia, has raised more than $90,000 from private sources to complete development and then commercialize two of its high tech products, including optically transparent conducting coatings and synthesized carbon nanotubes, announced KRITBI, the Krasnoyarsk regional innovation technology incubator which had participated in talks with private investors.

    The names of the investors have yet to be specified. According to Stanislav Khartov, the CEO of FunNano, in the optically transparent coatings project, most of related R&D has been completed. The company seeks to fine-tune its proprietary technology, test the coatings, and then set up an experimental production line.
    Japan’s Sumitomo buys into Urals-based Russian Quartz - Business News
    Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation has acquired a 32.26% stake in Russian Quartz, a Chelyabinsk regional company in the Urals that produces raw material for microelectronics and solar energy. Rusnano announced. Russian Quartz is a portfolio company of Russia’s nanotech giant.

    According to Alisher Kalanov, one of Rusnano’s managing directors, “Sumitomo joining the project will enable Russian Quartz to become one of the key players in the global market.”
    Russia begins construction of Large Hadron Collider’s “younger brother” - Science
    Russia’s own nuclear particle accelerator construction project has begun in Dubna some 130km north of Moscow to create what’s been nicknamed as the “younger brother” of the Switzerland-based Large Hadron Collider, announced the Federal Space Agency, also known as Roscosmos.

    The prime driver behind the effort is Russia’s United Institute of Nuclear Research. The accelerator will be formally called NICA (which stands for “Nuclotron-based Ion Collider facility”). Using the NICA, scientists are expected to attempt the simulation and modeling of the first moments of Universe existence a few billion years ago.
    Kaliningrad port for 9 months increased turnover by 36.5% - Statistics
    OAO "Kaliningrad Sea Commercial Port" (KSCP) in January-September 2013 increased turnover by 36.5% compared to the same period of 2012 - up to 3.194 million tons, according to the materials of the stevedoring company.
    Exports of goods increased by 19.4% to 1.862 million tons. In particular, exports of ferrous metals increased by 20.1% to 1.02 million tonnes of coal and coke - by 2.2 times, up to 202 thousand tons. At the same time, exports of scrap decreased by 15.9%, to 94.2 million tonnes, other general cargo - by 10.9%, to 102.8 thousand tons of container cargo - by 23.5%, to 58 , 4 thousand tons. Exports of petroleum products increased by 1.1% to 263.6 thousand tons.
    The pace of housing construction in the northern capital increased five times - Statistics
    St. Petersburg beats building records: YTD commissioned 1.93 million square meters of housing. The September figure - 591,000 meters - higher than last year more than five times, the press service of the relevant committee of Smolny.
    In the Tver Region is preparing to launch the first stage of the enterprise for the production of stone wool - New Construction
    Finland's Paroc Group is one of the leaders in Europe for the production of mineral wool insulation. Over 70 years, the company produces a wide range of materials for construction and industrial designs. Production facilities of concern are located in Finland, Sweden, Poland and Lithuania.
    In the Tver region Paroc Group is implementing an investment project for the reconstruction of stone wool based on the profile of the former factory of "Izoplit" located in Konakovsky area. In the construction company has already invested more than 2.5 billion rubles. The total estimated investment - about $ 7 billion.
    According to the general director of the company Igor Schatz, today the company has entered into the final stage of the first phase of the project. The plant is set to launch in test mode, is being commissioned work. The company is already working 108 people, mostly - the villagers Izoplit, Konakova and Tver, which previously had to leave in search of work in neighboring regions. All staff members have been trained in Lithuania, but now embracing equipment under the direction of European experts. The company is actively preparing for the start of the second phase of the project.
    Zheleznogorsk Combine allocate 5.8 billion rubles for the modernization of production - Modernize Production
    The plant near Krasnoyarsk, which produces satellites for GLONASS, allocate 5.8 billion rubles. the modernization of production. Relevant information appeared on the portal of public procurement on September 24.
    The customer was Zheleznogorskiy Works "ISS them. Reshetnev. " According to the documents, will be built by one body, in eight spend reconstruction.
    Rusmolko opened a mega-farm cattle in the Penza region - New Agriculture Enterprises
    Previously our website told the launch of a Russian dairy company (Rusmolko) colossal project - not just the mega-farms, and complex mega-farms - for the development of cattle breeding in the Penza region - 20,000 head of cattle the first phase (up to 2015), later (2018 g) - 50,000 heads (!).
    October 3 opened a new dairy complex company with. Arshinovke Nizhnelomovskiy district of Penza region, designed for 4,600 heads: from the United States received the first batch of cattle, 1,080 high-yield breeding cows Holstein-Friesian breed:
    Kaliningrad farmers break records on harvesting - Statistics
    Gross harvest of grain and leguminous crops exceeded 260,000 tons. This is 40% higher than last year. Farmers have yet to remove the corn. According to forecasts, the gross harvest of this crop will amount to 70,000 tons. Thus, this year's harvest is expected in the region of 400 thousand tons.
    Vladimir funds regional innovation; industry reported to be “interested”
    Innovation authorities in the Vladimir region, in the Volga area, are expected to fund three regional innovation projects worth a total of $167,000, Alliance-Media National Business Partnership reported.

    The region will reportedly disburse about $33,000, with the rest expected from federal coffers.

    The projects have already obtained Russian patents. For example, Vladimir-based Technologies for Innovation Solutions is developing a high-tech polymer heat-insulation panel that is said to have “efficient air layers.” The product is believed to have a relatively long service life and a wide range of possible applications. The young company is trying to set up production and create 12 new jobs in the process.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:53 am

    In the Tyumen region opened a factory "Tobolsk-Polymer" - New Factories
    In Tobolsk, October 15, the official opening of the plant "Tobolsk-Polymer".
    The project is part of a government program implemented by the utilization of associated petroleum gas. The project will enable a stable process 5 billion cubic meters APG, which will have a positive impact on the environment in the region.
    "Tobolsk-Polymer" will be the largest in Russia and enters the top three global production of polypropylene. When you enter a given RF power will stop buying polypropylene imports.
    New petrochemical complex in Tobolsk will be the largest in the world production of propane dehydrogenation. The production cycle of the company is divided into two stages. The first line 600 thousand tons of propane to propylene recycle. On the second produced 500,000 tons of polypropylene.
    The plant will produce up to 60 grades of polypropylene. Stamps differ in density, thermal deformation temperature, viscosity. The terms of use - car industry (bumpers), water (pipes), construction, light industry (textiles, consumer goods), the medical industry (disposable syringes, inhalers).
    In a project to create "Tobolsk-Polymer" the company "Sibur" has invested more than 60 billion rubles. During the operation of the plant will create about 500 new jobs directly in production and about 3,000 - in related industries.
    This is one of the biggest projects in Russia as this will allow Russia to be a big player in the making of plastics.

    In p. Kochubeevskoe Stavropol region opened a factory dry mortar - New Factories
    In Kochubeyevo district of the Stavropol Territory commissioned the plant dry mixes "Henkel Bautechnic."
    Investments in the construction of the plant are 700 million rubles. The enterprise has five production lines - automatic, designed for high volume repetitive production, and poluavtomoticheskih designed for flexible production.
    The planned capacity of the plant - 150 thousand tons per year. Will produce more than 100 kinds of different products. Raw materials will come from the Stavropol Territory and the neighboring regions.
    The company currently employs 150 people. The average salary in the enterprise - 20 thousand rubles a month. The plant will generate regional budget to 100 million rubles a year taxes.
    In Sovetskaya (Tula region). Launched new production lines of the plant "SCA"
    Two new lines at LLC "SCA Hygiene Products Russia" will produce a paper sanitary and hygienic products. In 2014 it is planning to launch a second paper machine and a modern automated warehouse.

    Investment in the second phase of the plant to be 130 million euros. About 15 million euros will be allocated for the construction of an international distribution center.

    Total company SCA has invested in this investment of more than 8 billion rubles By the final run will create 600 jobs.
    In Tutaevsky Technopark (Yaroslavl region) introduced the first phase of the plant metal "PSM" - New Factories
    In Tutaevsky Technopark introduced the first phase of the plant metal "industrial machinery". Workshop production of sheet metal began mass production of weather-proof hoods. While the new product line is focused on the production of hoods for their own products, "industrial machinery": diesel generators, pump sets, power drives. However, in the near future, the plant is ready to supply its products to other machine-building enterprises.
    The plan listed for October 30 hoods. In addition, this month at a factory in Tutaev will test the production of fuel tanks.
    IN CHUKOTKA, HAS OPENED A NEW GOLD MINE "DOUBLE" - New Factories
    Today is the launch of a new mining industrial complex in the field of "Double", which is in the region of Chukotka Chaun.

    The opening of "Double" is the second project for «Kinross Gold», along with the launch of the mine "Dome" in 2008. "Double" - deposit with high gold content. It is just 100 km to the north of "Domes". Thus, the mined ore to the "Double" will be delivered on the all-weather road for processing at the gold processing plant (mill) "Domes", providing additional low-cost production. The maximum predicted performance of "double" will be 1000 tons of ore per day. For more efficient processing of the ore processing plant capacity was increased from 3,000 to 4,500 tons per day.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  Austin on Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:56 pm

    Dvorkovich: Production of domestic limousines "Cortege" could begin in 2017-2018 years
    http://www.itar-tass.com/c16/916689.html

    MOSCOW, October 17. / ITAR-TASS /. Production of the first cars of the project "Cortege" (Russian-made car to the leaders of the country, as well as the line of cars for the mass sale), according to the project could begin in late 2017 - early 2018. This was announced in an interview with "Russia-24" Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

    According to him, the project envisages the creation of off-road vehicles as well as business-class cars, with off-road vehicles will be assembled before, and executive sedans until 2020.

    He noted that it is a co-production of the research institute of automobile and motor / FSUE "NAMI" / and the company "Marussia Motors" Nikolai Fomenko using international technology Volkswagen, Mersedes and Japanese companies - especially Toyota. "The project is implemented in close cooperation with international partners, such as Magna, Continental, Porsche and others," - said Deputy Prime Minister.

    The production site is located in Russia, a significant portion of the components will be foreign-made (about 30%) and thus will be a high level of localization of production.

    Now, according to Dvorkovich, the most likely production site is a factory ZIL, given the location of production and research issledovatelnoy base for this project.

    To carry out development and training of the production base of the federal budget provides about 11-12 billion rubles for the "three-year plan," other investments, said Dvorkovich, about the same amount, will be private.

    "Development should be completed before the end of 2014 - the maximum, beginning in 2015," - said Deputy Prime Minister. Presumably, SUVs will cost from two million rubles, business class cars from one and a half million. "For the calculations, that is, with the modest volume of demand, recoupment and repayment can be achieved before the year 2023 -2025," - said Dvorkovich.

    Production capacity will amount to a maximum of 30,000 cars a year. A final decision on the choice of the production site will be made after completion of the design - in 2015.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  Firebird on Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:23 pm

    Austin wrote:Dvorkovich: Production of domestic limousines "Cortege" could begin in 2017-2018 years
    http://www.itar-tass.com/c16/916689.html

    MOSCOW, October 17. / ITAR-TASS /. Production of the first cars of the project "Cortege" (Russian-made car to the leaders of the country, as well as the line of cars for the mass sale), according to the project could begin in late 2017 - early 2018. This was announced in an interview with "Russia-24" Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

    According to him, the project envisages the creation of off-road vehicles as well as business-class cars, with off-road vehicles will be assembled before, and executive sedans until 2020.

    He noted that it is a co-production of the research institute of automobile and motor / FSUE "NAMI" / and the company "Marussia Motors" Nikolai Fomenko using international technology Volkswagen, Mersedes and Japanese companies - especially Toyota. "The project is implemented in close cooperation with international partners, such as Magna, Continental, Porsche and others," - said Deputy Prime Minister.

    The production site is located in Russia, a significant portion of the components will be foreign-made (about 30%) and thus will be a high level of localization of production.

    Now, according to Dvorkovich, the most likely production site is a factory ZIL, given the location of production and research issledovatelnoy base for this project.

    To carry out development and training of the production base of the federal budget provides about 11-12 billion rubles for the "three-year plan," other investments, said Dvorkovich, about the same amount, will be private.

    "Development should be completed before the end of 2014 - the maximum, beginning in 2015," - said Deputy Prime Minister. Presumably, SUVs will cost from two million rubles, business class cars from one and a half million. "For the calculations, that is, with the modest volume of demand, recoupment and repayment can be achieved before the year 2023 -2025," - said Dvorkovich.

    Production capacity will amount to a maximum of 30,000 cars a year. A final decision on the choice of the production site will be made after completion of the design - in 2015.
    This is exciting news. It was interesting to read about the design contest, and the top 10 designs.

    RT and other places (eg the Russian car magazine websites) do some features on it.
    RT article.
    Putin's new limo: Top 10 Russian-made designs in online contest

    I always think that Russia should achieve in the "key areas" - all planes,design, computers, cars, military etc

    I wonder what the final design will actually look like.

    One thing is, I wonder if the name of the project will change. "Cortege" in England is associated with a "funeral cortege". And the word "cavalcade" tends to be used more for a civil procession of cars.
    In America, ofcourse the word "motorcade" is used instead.

    It would be great to have a number of top level car marques develop in Russia eg Marussia, Zil etc

    I dont think it would be a problem if foreign expertise is utilised. After all, Rolls Royce had much BMW tech. And Lambo/Bentley use Volkswagen Audi. Yet all are still their own marques in terms of identity.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  Austin on Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:50 pm

    Russia’s senior officials to ride domestically-made limousines in the future

    Under the so-called Motorcade project a variety of vehicles will be domestically manufactured - from escort cars, including minivans, sedans and off-road vehicles to deluxe limos for top officials.


    In several years’ time Russia’s top officials will abandon their office limousines from Mercedes and other foreign manufactures to start riding about in domestically engineered and made VIP cars. While the State Duma is still in the process of discussing a cap on the price of limousines for officials, the government keeps working on a project called Motorcade, which envisages the production of different cars for government needs on a unified platform. The minimum price of such a vehicle however, is unlikely to be below two million roubles.

    Under the Motorcade project a variety of vehicles will be manufactured - from escort cars, including minivans, sedans and off-road vehicles to deluxe limos for top officials. The Moscow-based central research automobile institute NAMI has been commissioned to work on the Motorcade project. On September 13 it was appointed the sole state contractor. On the basis of this institute a pool of designers has been created. Their task is to deliver a whole family of models.

    The daily Izvestia quotes Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov as saying “when the project peaks, we shall achieve an aggregate output figure of 15,000-20,000 cars of all configurations a year - sedans, off-road vehicles and minibuses.” A unified platform is number one task. A variety of car bodies will be based on it, which will make batch production easier and reduce costs.

    Manturov believes that the lowest price of the yet-to-be designed cars (the sedan in particular) will be no less than two million roubles. “But we have not set the task of making a car for the middle level official. It is going to be a car for the top officials, starting from deputy governor, if the regional hierarchy of power is to be used as an example.”

    A source has told the daily Kommersant the estimated price of full configuration vehicles has turned out rather high - the sedan will be available for about two million roubles (around $62,700), and off-road vehicles, for about three million roubles.

    The Motorcade project is being developed jointly with the producer of sports cars OOO Marussia Motors under Nikolai Fomenko.

    The limousine for the top officials will most probably bear the ZIL logo. As far the choice of a brand for future cars to be produced serially is concerned, there is far less clarity. One of the ideas under discussion is reviving the Russo-Balt make (some cars were manufactured under this brand in Riga in the early the 20th century). Marussia is for making cars under its own brand.

    The first prototypes are to be unveiled in 2014-2015. The government has already allocated about 700 million roubles for this work. “The production of cars is scheduled to begin in 2017,” as source said.

    The project’s budget already incorporates six billion roubles of government funds for launching the production of cars. The amount of extra-budgetary financing has not been determined yet.

    According to the source, the Moscow-based truck and car manufacturer ZIL is considered as a likely production site for the Motorcade project. Oleg Deripaska’s GAZ group in Nizhni Novgorod contests participation but the government of Moscow is adamant the project should be placed in Moscow.

    In the former Soviet Union all officials were using domestically manufactured cars. Senior Communist Party and government functionaries had at their disposal the Chaika (Seagull) limousines, which were assembled in the city of Gorny (currently Nizhni Novgorod) in 1959 through 1988. The highest officials - members of the Communist Party’s ruling Politburo and secretaries of the Communist Party’s Central Committee - wee entitled to larger ZIL limousines. After the breakup of the USSR, Russian officials began to use foreign cars, mostly German.

    The idea of making Russian officials ride only domestically manufactured cars was on the agenda once, during Boris Yeltsin’s rule. However, the project began to take shape just recently. The authorities pursue two aims - encouraging patriotism and extending a helping hand to the domestic automotive industry, which after Russia’s accession to the WTO is confronted with many new challenges.

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    Re: Development and Infastructure Projects of Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:39 pm

    Sweet news Austin! + for you!

    Thank you for your contributions.

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