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Sanctions Hurting? Russia Opened 12 Large Manufacturing Plants in August Alone

The Russian economy continues to modernize despite the crisis. Here are some reviews of 12 large new plants that opened in August

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August 1

Khabarovsk’s largest fish processing facility began operations in Nikolaev, at the Eastern Fish Factory LLC’s old fish processing complex. Output is 500 tons a day, delivered to markets of the Far East, Siberia and Central Russia.

One billion rubles was invested in modernization of workshops, and Technological Equipment, a Russian company, designed the new equipment. The plant employs 500 people.

August 3

Angstrem-T commissioned a semiconductor foundry in the Zelenograd district of Moscow.

Angstrem-T JSC is part of the larger Angstrem group, the largest manufacturer of integrated circuits in Eastern Europe. The total cost of the foundry is about 45 billion rubles and offers 900 jobs in manufacturing of sub micron semiconductors. It currently uses 130-90 nanometer technologies and expects to move up to the 65 nanometer level.

August 18

In the city of Podolsk in the Moscow region, Puratos Group, a Belgian company, opened a second plant producing ingredients for the baking and confectionery industry.

Three manufacturing facilities will produce chocolate frosting, bakery and confectionery mixes, dry and liquid leaven, with more than 90% of products made from Russian ingredients.

The project costs over 1.1 billion rubles,and with the launch of the second plant at full capacity, the total number of employees in Puratos Russia will be about 350.

August 23

A new plant for the production of biaxially oriented polypropylene film was opened In the city of Shakhty in the Rostov region. It will produce more than 20 types of high quality packaging, up to 50% of which for export. The project began in 2013 as part of the chemical and petrochemical industry’s development plan for the period up to 2030. The investments amounted to 8.4 billion rubles, and Waterfall PRO of the Megapolis Group Holding Company created 317 jobs.


August 26

In Togliatti, Samara region, KuibyshevAzot JSC opened a new production plant. The launch of energy-efficient production of cyclohexanone will increase the production capacity of caprolactam from 190 to 210 thousand tons, and in the future - up to 260 thousand tons a year, enabling the company to increase output of derived products: polyamide-6, technical and textile yarns and tire cord fabric.

Total investment in the project, in cooperation with RUSNANO, was 9.8 billion rubles, including RUSNANO's 1.25 billion rubles. The production scale, the level of energy consumption and the environmental record are comparable to the best world analogues.

In Adygea, Maikop district, VOLMA-Maikop opened a gypsum plant whose investment volume exceeded 2 billion rubles, and which will create 170 jobs. The plant is located 20 kilometers from the mine supplying natural gypsum. Production capacity is 180 thousand tons of gypsum building mixtures and 540 thousand square meters of partition blocks a year.

August 27

In the city of Zhigulevsk, Samara region, the first production stage of new types of batteries with high cyclic durability was launched. EFB class batteries are in production, and the development of new types of AGM and GEL classes  of lead acid batteries is in progress. Consumers of these products are car manufacturers and car owners, as well as energy, telecommunication, transport and communication companies. The 1.2 billion rubles were invested ,and 104 jobs will be created. EFB, AGM, GEL batteries are not produced in Russia today, so the products of ACOM JSC will not have domestic counterparts in the near future.

In Ishim, Tyumen region, AminoSib opened the second stage of the plant for deep processing of wheat. The second stage includes a workshop for the production of gluten, glucose syrup, ethanol and feed mixture. The total investment from the agricultural holding Yubileiny was more than 6 billion rubles.vIn 2017 after commissioning the plant will process wheat into four types of products: lysine, gluten, ethanol and feed mixture, adding 190 jobs.

August 30

The refrigerated food processing plant Sozvezdie, in the city of Perm, opened an ice-cream factory. The investment by the agricultural holding Komos Group amounted to more than 600 million rubles, creating 250 new jobs. Commissioning will allow Sozvezdie to increase production of ice cream threefold - up to 12 thousand tons a year.

In Khabarovsk a plant for the production of basalt insulation entered service. TechnoNICOL-Far East LLC has become an anchor investor in the priority development territory of Khabarovsk. Investments from TechnoNICOL corporation amounted to 2 billion rubles. The company product range includes more than 100 types of thermal insulation based on stone wool, and created 120 new jobs. The plan is to export 20% of the total production by 2019.

In Nizhny Novgorod, the Central Research Institute Burevestnik JSC, part of Uralvagonzavod corporation, opened a new production and procurement facility. Investments amounted to 1.26 billion rubles, and 150 jobs were. Also on August 30 the construction of a new assembly plant CRI Burevestnik was commenced.

Project implementation increase production almost five times, for a revenue of 8-10 million rubles per employee. Products are made for the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, as well as for export.

August 31

In the Oktyabrsky district of the Amur region, the first stage of a new plant for the production of soybean seeds was launched. The volume of AmurAgroHolding investments amounted to 800 million rubles, and will create 237 new jobs. The plant’s superior seeds will enable the farming of crop varieties at the Russia Soybean Research Institute and the Far Eastern State University Production of wheat seeds is planned.

The following plants also opened in August:

A new plant for the production of polymeric resin at the electric insulating materials factory held by a  group of companies Elinar, in the Moscow region

A new plant for production of building insulating materials and packaging by the Penoterm group of companies in the Sverdlovsk region.

An assembly plant for mining pumps opened by Weir Minerals LLC of British company in the Smolensk region.

A new plant for the production of large size equipment for he Avtospetsmash metallurgical enterprises, in the Vologda region.

A plant for the production of polyethylene pipes by the  group of companies Region LLC, in the Samara region.

A factory for the production of hockey sticks by Zaryad LLC, in Tatarstan.

The first stage of a Russian-Korean plant for the production of lithium batteries, in Grozny.

A new plant for the production of meat products by Vladimir Standard LLC, in the Vladimir region.

A meat-processing complex by Sangilen + CJSC, in the Krasnoyarsk region.

A plant for the anticorrosion treatment of pipes owned by TMS-Noyabrsk LLC, in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

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