The soda plant receives new equipment within the framework of agreements signed at the SPIEF, in the Crimea − Irina Kiviko

Ministry of economic development of the Republic of Crimea
30 August 2021

JSC "Crimean Soda Plant" received the first supplies of equipment from India, due to an agreement signed within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in June 2021. This was announced by Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers – Minister of Finance of the Republic of Crimea Irina Kiviko during a visit to the enterprise in Krasnoperekopsk.

In particular, she got acquainted with the new packaging line of baking soda and the elements of the distillation column.

"The most important thing is that we see that memoranda are not just signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, but they are already in action, already being implemented. The equipment has already arrived, it has come a long way from India. Equipment upgrade is a complete modernization of production. The plant is more than 45 years old and the equipment was already economically obsolete. Now a completely new equipment is being installed," Irina Kiviko said. 

According to her, the second batch of equipment will be delivered in November. 

"The Crimean soda plant is actively modernizing its fixed assets. Of course, this equipment is more economical in terms of electricity and water consumption, on the other hand, it is environmentally friendly. It is very nice that they were able to find good partners from India at the SPIEF," the Deputy Prime Minister noted.

She also said that the implementation of other projects, primarily in the field of resorts and tourism, which were signed within the framework of the SPIEF, are at the stage of forming "road maps" for further investment. At the stage of signing contracts for the city of Saki and Chernomorsky region.

"This is the start of a big work.We are preparing for the meeting of the Investment Council, where we will sign agreements," Irina Kiviko stressed.

Information: 

Modernization of production facilities is one of the leading activities of the administration and the labor collective of the Crimean Soda Plant to increase production. The production and delivery of the new distillation column became possible due to the memorandum of mutual cooperation signed within the framework of the SPIEF with the support of the Crimea Development Corporation for the supply of modern technological equipment to JSC "SZ", the Regional Organization "Crimean-Indian Partnership" and OOO "Grover International".

As part of the implementation of the memorandum, it is planned to supply modern technological equipment to JSC "Crimean Soda Plant", which will allow the company to significantly increase production efficiency and reduce technological losses. One of the main requirements for the supplied equipment is to increase environmental safety. The cost of the first set of equipment is RUB 200 million. In November 2021, it is planned to supply the turbocharger housing in the amount of RUB 42 million. In total, it is planned to carry out investment activities in the amount of RUB 1.5 billion under this memorandum. The entire program will be implemented during 2021-2022.

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