Two new models:
Russian supertall skyscraper Lakhta Center, the dominant element of the multifunctional complex built in St Petersburg, become the highest building in Europe and has surpassed the elevation over 374 meters. It’s the height of its predecessor, the Moscow East-Federation Tower. By the time its construction is completed in 2018, the Lakhta Center will reach 462 meters and will be placed among the 20 tallest buildings in human history.
As of today Lakhta Center is officially tallest building in Europe.
Nornickel runs hot at Bystrinsky
....“We are very proud that it took us just four years to build from scratch a plant of a caliber that commensurates of projects completed during the Soviet industrialisation era,” president Vladimir Potanin said.
“For us, this is not just yet another new asset, but also an opportunity to put to work the most advanced technologies in production, social policy, environment and human capital management.”
RUSSIA: Enel, together with nuclear firm and Rosatom subsidiary VetroOGK, plans to build up to 400MW of wind power capacity in Stavropol, southern Russia.
Enel has signed a new agreement to install wind capacity in Russia
The minister of energy, industry and communication for the Stavropol regional government, Vitaly Hotsenko, said completion of the project is scheduled for the second half of 2022.
The authorities of the region have already promised investors to provide land and other necessary infrastructure for their projects.
Enel’s new projects follows the 291MW it secured in Russia’s first tender in June 2017. Enel is developing two projects from the tender: a 90MW site in Rostov, southern Russia; and a 201MW site in the Murmansk region in the north-west of the country.
This is the second large-scale wind project power announced by VetroOGK in the past couple of months.
In February 2018, the company signed an agreement with the authorities of the Russian Rostov region for the building of 200MW of new capacity in wind farms in the Temryuk and Yeisk districts of the region.
The volume of investments is estimated at RUB 20.5 billion ($300 million). Commissioning of the plants is scheduled for 2020.
miketheterrible wrote:Such a waste of land and for what? Energy produced by something that is poor in efficiency, and is being imported?
Rosatom has more money than a lot of countries, they should be doing it entirely themselves or looking at building more NPP's if such energy is needed. Windmills are causing havoc here regarding both quality and fact we are now losing prime agriculture land in Canada.
flamming_python wrote:I love how they made the floating NPP look very much obviously like a floating NPP. With the lego-block like construction, brown paint scheme and atom symbol on it and everything.
GarryB wrote:Another aspect would be that this thing is going to be sitting in a waterway in the arctic... do you really want it to be painted white... I mean if it is supposed to be used as a bumper boat then sure, but considering you want it to be seen and no run into like a US destroyer and a cargo ship... I am surprised they didn't paint it bright yellow...