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Rosseti and the Urals region will together develop the production of innovative types of wires for power transmission lines

Rosseti and the Urals region will together develop the production of innovative types of wires for power transmission lines
On 10 July, the managers of the affiliated company Rosseti OJSC  the Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Urals OJSC and Titanium Valley SEZ signed a statement of intentions.

The document confirms plans by the parties to create innovative materials production for power engineering in the Titanium Valley special economic zone. The document was signed by the head of the Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Urals OJSC Yury Lebedev, and Director General of Titanium Valley SEZ, Artemy Kyzlasov.
The Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Urals intends to obtain the status of special economic zone resident. One of the primary tasks of the interaction between the parties is the realization of the Regional Government program for import substitution, production diversification, and introduction of innovations to the industry. This will be promoted by the market advantages and economic preferences of Titanium Valley, stimulating the development of new hi-tech production.
The statement of intentions has been concluded within the framework of realization of the Agreement on strategic cooperation signed in May this year between the Director General of Rosseti OJSC, Oleg Budargin, and the Sverdlovsk region governor on the site of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
In the Middle Urals, production of innovative types of wires for power transmission lines is to be created. They will possess improved operational qualities, and will be capable of transmitting higher electric capacities compared to similar wires used in the sector, and endure higher wind loads, and possess low icing levels. This means that wires produced in the Urals will be several times cheaper than those produced abroad.
The Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Urals, together with representatives of Titanium Valley SEZ, have already defined a land plot area of 8.47 ha where production facilities are planned to be located. All necessary infrastructure will be brought to the borders of the future industrial site – electricity, gas, heating and water.
“Currently, we are engaged in the maximum detailing of the project. We are working on the issue of attracting investors, interacting with enterprises which have innovative wire production technologies, and finalizing procedures for signing documents for site allocation. Today, our common task is to create all necessary conditions for development of innovations in the industry, so that all new technologies should become a standard of this industrial sector for tomorrow. This will strengthen the economy of both the Urals region, and of our country as a whole”, commented Yury Lebedev, Head of the Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Urals OJSC.
Specialists of the Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Urals promote the development of Titanium Valley in terms of its electric power supplies. At present, construction is underway of the Titanium 110/10 kV transformer substation, which will become a key source of electric power supply for the industrial facilities of the special economic zone. Specialists of the Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Urals OJSC subsidiary, Sverdlovenergo, have completed site preparation for equipment installation works, for which procurement will be started in August.
“The Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Urals again confirmed the status of the company, which provides maximal assistance in introducing innovations in the Urals regions, development of the real economy sector, and creation of new high-efficiency workplaces. The company not only provides the special economic zone with electrical networks infrastructure, but also promotes the implementation of the import-substitution program, which is a strategic task for our country”, Director General of Titanium Valley SEZ OJSC, Artemy Kyzlasov, emphasized.
10.07.2014