ENGEOCOM Tunnelling Machinery

The tunnelling mechanized complex (TMC) called “Sofia” has completed the left tunneling distillation tunnel from “Shelepiha” metro station to the connecting branch of the Third interchange circuit and Kalinin-Solntsevo line. This project is initiated by the Department of Construction of Moscow as the state customer on-site. The contractor/company hired to do this work is JSC Combine ENGEOCOM.

Shield “Sofia” has covered an entire distance of 768 meters. The lines are running under Shmitovsky, an industrial area near the 1st Silica travel, and a dense residential development. Drifters have been working in the complex hydrogeological conditions, up to a maximum depth of 40 meters.

After completing the tunneling, the complex has gone into the excavation chamber congresses of the Third interchange circuit and Kalinin-Solntsevo line as next in the line for progress. While the second ring of the Moscow Metro will be built, the “Business Center” – “Peter Park” site will temporarily join with the Kalinin-Solntsevo line. Thus, temporarily, the train will go from “Rasskazovka” station to the “Petrovsky Park.”

Next TMC will be moved to the opposite end of the pit, where the construction will begin toward Kalinin-Solntsevo line. Usually after the completion of the shield, it is disassembled into parts, maintenance is carried out on the peices, and they are transported to the new launch site and collected again. On average, it takes 1.5 months to complete these steps. Metrostroiteley of Association ENGEOCOM says that they “plan to prepare Sophia for sinking down” in a new record time – just 15 days. For this purpose, a unique method of moving the shield whole will be used. Complex manoeuvres with a hand pallet truck are required to move the unit from one end of the excavation chamber to the other entirely without dismantling.

They are going to put a monolithic slab in the bottom of the shaft pit and install steel plates, with rails on which the “Sofia” will move, using a jacking system to install it onto the welded rails, starting from specially made stops and pulling it on the hand cart. So says Konstantin Tsallagov, head of the mechanization construction of Association ENGEOCOM. According to him, during the pulling, there will be mechanics on board with the “Sofia” to replace the cutting tools and to conduct the thorough inspection of all the components and assemblies that are usually inspected while the unit is disassembled for travel. When it is moving to the other end of the Metro interchange to begin it’s new work, the “skiing” movement of the Sofia will be cut off, and it will not operate until it has been inspected while in transit to the new construction site.

Application of this new experimental method allows Metrostroiteley reduce construction time and save money on the installation and dismantling of the complex, while still remaining safe for the workers to use in the tunneling process. Specialists construction workers with Association ENGEOCOM are “already used dragging to move the complex mechanics of “Sofia” and “Victoria” through station “Shelepiha.”

JSC Business Combinations ENGEOCOM acts as official contractor of the construction site of the Third interchange circuit of the Moscow Metro station from Business Center to Lower Maslovka.The line includes six stations: 5 – newly built (Lower Maslovka, Peter Park, Khodynka, Khoroshevskaya, and Shelepiha) and 1 being finished (Downtown). Construction site length is 12.76 km. The construction of these stations will be the beginning of formation of a new subway interchange circuit, which will provide a transplant from one branch to another without using the central congested hubs.


Tour Held for Residents of Underground Station

On Monday, May 15 at the site of “Association” ENGEOCOM the general visit. Right now the development branch of the City of Moscow offered to Muscovites to watch the advancement of work at the station “Khodynka” Third trade circuit of the Moscow Metro.

Members of the tour started with 12 individuals in the capital who have sent the application to the Department of development of Moscow, and also a few individuals from “Association” ENGEOCOM “, whose every day work is related to administrative activities.

Visitors assembled at the headquarters building, which experienced wellbeing preparing and got head protectors and cautioning vests.

In the part of an aide as indicated by tradition was made by the leader of the training and support of the construction of “Association” ENGEOCOM “Dmitry Ivanov.

He drove the members to the tour ditches, where he let them know about the Third interchange circuit.

Dmitry Ivanov reminded the gathering of people that the first segment of the Third interchange circuit will comprise of six stations. Its length, considering the associating strings will be 13.7 kilometers.

ENGEOCOM Recognized for their Contributions

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Ernest Rudyak recognized for his contributions.

The team of “ENGEOCOM” received awards for their contributions involving the preparation and holding of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered the award, which consisted of diplomas and commemorative medals. During the presentation, Putin stated that these awards were well deserved for the “significant contribution to the preparation and holding of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic WInter Games in Sochi.”

Dmitry Evseev praised the achievements of employees who helped in the construction of the Olympic facilities and thanked them for their incredible support and hard work. This project was a huge undertaking and the company benefited greatly, gaining invaluable experience in implementing projects of this magnitude.

“ENGEOCOM” built two major sports facilities in the capital for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The buildings houses the Ice Palace for figure skating and short-track “Iceberg” (2012) and the Central Olympic Stadium “Fischt” (2013). Ice Palace “Iceberg” has become one of the most important architectural symbols from the Olympic Games in Sochi. The facility featured a wavy shape lined with blue glass windows. It is a collapsible structure, constructed of 15,000 tons of metal with no welding, it is fastened together with screws.

The company also contributed to the development of transport infrastructure, with the construction of federal highway M-27. The highway become one of the most important roadways in the city of Sochi during the Olympic Games. The route diverted traffic flow from the nearby settlements and carried service guests and athletes in and out of the Olympic Park. For more on this news, check it out here.

Engeocom Recognized For Contribution in Olympics

On Wednesday, December 24 at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation held a solemn presentation of state awards for his contribution to the preparation and conduct of the XXII Olympic and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi.

The award ceremony was held Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov and Minister of Construction and Housing and Utilities Minister Mikhail Men.
Speaking to the builders and employees of the transport complex, Maxim Sokolov said that preparations for such a grand event like the Olympics in Sochi was conducted for several years.

Ernest Rudyak - EngeocomAccording to him, during which time the city has created a new modern transport infrastructure, including more than 400 km of roads, 34 bridges and 84 tunnels, which will be in demand after the Games.

“In general, road capacity has increased by more than two and a half times. We were able to cope with this problem only through, team approach. Our work has shown that the transport and building complexes of our country can do wonders, “- said the Minister of Transport.

In turn, Mikhail Men said that the updated Sochi – a unique city that has no analogues in Russia and abroad.
“All the people who took part in the Olympic construction, has already made ​​history. I want to thank all of you. It is, indeed, a decent job! “- He concluded.

Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing Minister Yuri Reylyan, which in this day received an award – the medal “For the construction of transport facilities”, also appealed to the workers of the construction industry.

“I was chief of staff of construction would again like to thank you all for what you have done. We were able to prove to the world, our country and ourselves that Russia’s construction industry is alive and is still one of the best in the world “- he said.

Order of Friendship awarded by the president of JSC “Association” ENGEOCOM “Dmitry Evseev, senior vice president of JSC” United “ENGEOCOM” Ilya Makovsky and Deputy Director General for Civil Engineering JSC “Association” ENGEOCOM “Alex Vasil’zhenko.

The medal “For Services to the Motherland» II degree awarded: Director of the Sochi branch of “Association” INGEKOM “Timur Majitov, Deputy General Director of JSC” Association “ENGEOCOM” Kirill Petrov, chief engineer of the production management of “Association” ENGEOCOM “Fedor Provorov General Director of “SMU ENGEOCOM” Archil Kereselidze.