#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Norilsk resident Evgeny Nevezhin’s project, developed jointly with the Norilsk Development Agency (NDA), won the 1st All-Russian Contest – Leaders of the Construction Industry. Out of almost ten thousand participants in the competition organized by the All-Russian Center for National Building Policy, 100 initiatives reached the final. Three dozen projects were recognized as the strongest.
“The winners of the competition were included in the personnel reserve of managers in the construction industry and in expert groups, including on making additions to the Strategy for the development of the country’s construction industry until 2030 and other fundamental documents”, the NDA said.
The initiator of the Arctic Technopark project, Evgeny Nevezhin, works at Nornickel as deputy general director for Economics and Finance of the Polar Construction Company. The Arctic Industrial Technopark with a Construction Cluster project developed by him in cooperation with the specialists of the NDA offers a comprehensive solution to the problems of the industry in the Arctic.
Large-scale construction in Norilsk has not been carried out for 40 years. Despite the available resources, building materials are practically not produced in the city; they are transported from the mainland, which increases the cost of building facilities several times.
“Norilsk is experiencing a shortage of competent builders. The regulatory framework governing construction in the Arctic zone is outdated. There is no system of state control over the state of foundations. At the same time, due to the thawing of permafrost caused by climate warming, buildings and structures in Norilsk are losing stability”, the NDA explained.
Now the northern city faces large-scale construction tasks using modern technologies.
The industrial technopark will make it possible to build a scheme of interaction between federal structures, a research center, management companies and residents – those who develop and implement new construction technologies in the North.
“The technopark can produce building materials with new properties, nanopowders and products made from them, chemical processing products due to the neutralization of liquid inorganic waste of I – II hazard classes (lamps, transformers, capacitors, mercury thermometers), products of industrial and household waste processing”, they noted in the NDA.
It is assumed that the residents of the technopark will be able to enjoy benefits – this is a guaranteed order, a reduced tax burden, construction of infrastructure at the expense of budget funds. Other Arctic territories can also use the successful experience of the Norilsk Technopark.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko and Norilsk Development Agency