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VNIPIpromtechnologii Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary
The institution was established on April 17, 1951 as the State Specialized Engineering Design Institute (GSPI-14) pursuant to the Decree of the USSR Council of Ministers. Later, while its research agenda was getting broader, it was transformed into the Engineering Design and Research Institute of Industrial Technology and was responsible for the design engineering of enterprises intended to extract and process uranium ores and other mining and processing facilities in the nuclear industry. In 2010, VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC (the Engineering Center) became part of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. The Engineering Center hosted festive events, while its workers received congratulations from their colleagues at the enterprises within the Mining Division, customers, the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy, etc.
For seventy years, its experts have designed sixty plants, including twelve large-scale industrial facilities — not only enterprises of the nuclear industry, but also the world’s biggest gold mining and processing facilities and leach plants, such as Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union, PJSC, Navoi Mining & Metallurgy Combinat (NMMC), etc., which have been operating and advancing successfully until today.
Alexey Shemetov, Director General, VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC, noted that today engineering design and research is carried out both for uranium producers and for other holding companies of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, such as NO RWM, FSUE; Rosenergoatom, JSC; RosRAO, FSUE, and other entities.
«Our engagements in the foreign market increase by 150% to 200% every year. The institute is also engaged in research for major gold producers and mining companies in Russia, such as AK ALROSA, PJSC; Rosneft Oil Company, PJSC; Vysochaishy, PJSC, and others.
VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC offers a unique expertise and has been awarded government contracts for radiation surveying both facilities and lands, developing restoration projects for those areas that have been exposed to radionuclide contamination. In particular, the Engineering Center was engaged under the Program for the Reclamation of Areas Damaged by Uranium Operations in EAEU Member States and the Federal Target Program for the Nuclear and Radiation Safety for 2016-2020 and until 2030», said Alexey Shemetov.
The institution received an unhackneyed congratulation from its work team who had created a really big painting. «Its bright colors show our today’s success, while the broad vista and the expanse imply our ambitious future plans. It’s very nice. We’ll have it hanging in the office lobby», Alexey Shemetov says.