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On the 4th of February presentation of Spetstyazhmash plant in Sukhodol took place

The ceremony was attended by the Governor of the Tula region Vladimir Gruzdev, Deputy Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy to the Central Federal District Murat Zyazikov, members of the Federation Council Artur Chilingarov and Yegor Atanov, also among the attendees were the member of the State Duma Dmitry Savelyev, the representatives of the Ministry of Industry, the shareholders and investors of the project.

In his opening speech, Vladimir Gruzdev noted with pride that it was within the territory of the Tula Region that such a great investment project was brought to life. He emphasized the fact that the project was launched in tough economic times - after the global financial crisis. ‘In less than three years an open field was turned into the production facility capable of producing world-class products ,’ said the Governor.

Lindsay Forbes, the EBRD’s Director for Industry, Commerce and Agribusiness for Russia expressed satisfaction with the quality of the facility constructed. ’This greenfield project started in 2011 has grown into a powerful state-of-the-art industrial complex complying with the international requirements for environmental and quality standards. We started our partnership a few years ago, stay partners in the present and hope to continue this partnership in the future,’ concluded Mr Forbes.

Murat Zyazikov, Vladimir Gruzdev and Mark Shabad (the shareholder of Spetstyazhmash plant) have started up the production facility by pressing the symbolic red button, activating the process of die-forging of the ball valve half-body using the hydraulic press , which is unrivalled in Europe. This process of die-forging was performed just before the eyes of the guests.

According to the project Sukhodol Plant for Special Heavy Machine Building was designed to be the production facility operating on the basis of new technology for producing body parts for large diameter ball valves manufactured by Tyazhpromarmatura JSC for the oil and gas industry. However, participants of the opening ceremony noted that the capacity of the plant and its technological capabilities allow manufacturing products for a variety of industries, including nuclear, chemical, shipbuilding, mining, etc. Even at the current stage Spetstyazhmash has received more than 60 requests for the production of unique products. More than 20 companies are willing to become the customers.

Background information:

Sukhodol Plant for Special Heavy Machine Building (Sukhodol station, Aleksin district, Tula region) is the modern metalworking production facility. The facility specializes in the production of die-forged parts weighing from 600 kg to 20 tons of round blanks and sheet metal, such parts die-forged in the hot condition. The design capacity of the plant is 40 thousand tons per year.

Oil and Gas Systems JSC designs, manufactures and supplies pipeline valves for various industries. High quality of products, innovative design and technological solutions allow the Company to hold for years the leading positions among other suppliers of equipment for companies producing and transporting oil and gas.

February 6, 2014


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