The builders of the new sulfur recovery plant will be accommodated four people per room in the modern, European-style dormitories.
The two-storey houses assembled from insulated panels will have 950 beds in the standard category and 50 ones – in the comfort category. In addition to the bunk beds, the rooms will be equipped with wardrobes and bedside tables.
The residential, albeit temporary, complex provides places for sports and leisure activities, a first-aid post with an isolation ward for 15 people and three wards for three to four patients.
The five houses will be equipped with rest rooms with a set of household appliances, showers and toilet facilities. The workers will eat in a comfortable dining room with 250 seats. Dormitories are quickly assembled and handed over immediately on a turnkey basis.
“By October 1, at the first stage of the construction, we will build houses similar to European dormitories for 400 people and a canteen for 250 people. By this time, all engineering networks in the buildings will be brought up and connected. The second stage assumes the appearance of another 600 seats, it will end on December 31, 2020. Modular buildings come to us complete with finishing, electrical wiring, and so on. We only assemble them and fasten them to each other”, says Aleksey Belov, deputy director of the Department for Coordination and Implementation of Strategic Projects at the Nornickel Polar Division.
According to him, the residential complex will be in demand for at least three years. It depends on the pace of the Sulfur Project construction. By October 1, the workers plan to connect all engineering networks in the houses: water supply, sewerage and electricity.
Let us remind you that the Sulfur Project is included in the Clean Air federal program and involves the utilization of sulfur dioxide to produce sulfuric acid and its subsequent neutralization with limestone to produce gypsum. It is planned that the efficiency of the sulfur dioxide utilization at the project facilities in suspended smelting furnaces will be 99 percent, that will lead to a decrease in emissions in Norilsk by at least 45 percent compared to 2015 and by 90 percent by 2025. The strategic goal is to reduce it by 220 times by 2030.
Text: Marina Horoshevskaya, Photo: Evgeny Zhukov