October 15, 2018 – OKB “Spetstyazhproekt” has completed a large-scale project of the transportation of the equipment for “Afipka NPZ” refinery. The company delivered 56 units of equipment with a total weight of more than 6000 tons to the construction site of the refinery by sea, river and road transport.  The maximum load weight reached 735 tons, the maximum length – 60 meters.

The equipment was transported from Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany, India and Thailand through the Black and Azov seas, and through the Kuban and Ubin rivers.

The road part of the transportation of the cargoes began from a specialized pier, built by the company’s employees in Achuev.

“Spetstyazhavtotrans” Group of Companies developed and manufactured a light, mobile system of stage hoisting with a lifting capacity of 800 tons especially for the “Afipka NPZ” project.

In addition, within the framework of the equipment delivery project, the dams of the local reservoir were strengthened, specialized moorings and storage platforms were built, a bridge over the Ubin River was constructed.

The equipment was transported by the technological roads constructed by the company’s specialists in the Republic of Adygea and the Krasnodar Territory. Then the cargoes followed the Afipsky-Kovalenko road, crossed the Ubin River along a specially designed bridge capable of skipping road trains weighing up to 1,500 tons and arrived to the refinery’s Tank Farm.  From here, the specialists had to transport the equipment by the railway and the A146 federal highway to unload them at the refinery’s construction site.

Due to the impressive dimensions of the cargoes, the transportation by road had required a significant amount of work to disable air crossings and to strengthen and build new technological roads in the Republic of Adygea and the Krasnodar Territory.

Work on the project began in 2016.  During this time, our specialists have fallen in love with the Krasnodar Territory.

‘It feels like home to us’, they say

Employees of the OKB “Spetstyazhproekt” had reconstructed social facilities in the Republic of Adygea and the Krasnodar Territory. In the village of Achuevo, our specialists gentrified the territory of the Memorial Complex to the Fallen of the Great Patriotic War and “reanimated” the bus stop, which had fallen into decay.

‘People in the village live mainly due to fishing, but for the fish to come from the sea into the river, it is necessary to clean the sandbar.  Naturally, people do it every two years as an anti-flood measure, but this is not enough for the fishing industry to flourish.  Therefore, unscheduled dredging works carried out by us were a real holiday for the people of Achuevo’, says Vadim Orlov, Director of Equipment Transportation and Installation Projects

Moreover, sturgeon hatchlings were grown by the request of the company at the “Kuban Sturgeon Farming Institute”. 1571 relict fish had been released into the Sea of ​​Azov.

The management of the “Spetstyazhavtotrans” Group of Companies expresses gratitude to the staff for the work and congratulates all the employees on the successful completion of the transportation project for ‘Afipka NPZ’ LLC.