A new investment project of the Omsk Electrotechnical Plant received federal support
An investment project of the Omsk Electrotechnical Plant will be implemented on the territory of the Special Economic Zone of the Avangard Industrial Production Type (IPT SEZ) to create the production of fasteners and fittings for enterprises in the nuclear, oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical industries.
The project of the Omsk Electrotechnical Plant (part of the Osnova Holding group of companies) “Organization of the production of component fasteners and connecting parts” was successfully presented to experts and passed a number of approvals at the regional and federal levels. The project received positive feedback as part of the defense of the business plan from the Avangard SEZ and during the meeting of the Expert Council under the Federal Industrial Development Fund. The new enterprise being created – headed by Alexander Antropenko – will be implemented on the basis of the Avangard Special Economic Zone.
Recall that even at the first stage of the creation of the Avangard SEZ in 2020, agreements were signed on the implementation of investment projects with four anchor residents. One of the residents was Osnova Holding Joint-Stock Company. By 2030, the total investments of Avangard SEZ residents in the implementation of petrochemical projects should amount to over 23 billion rubles.
The main task of the Avangard SEZ is to develop conditions for the socio-economic development of the region by attracting investments in the development of regional projects in the chemical, petrochemical and related high-tech industries. The creation of the Avangard SEZ was approved in 2020 by a decree of the government of the Russian Federation.
In the near future, it is planned to launch a new production facility on the territory of the Avangard Special Economic Zone. A completely new enterprise with advanced technologies will appear here, where a highly qualified engineering staff will be provided with work. It is worth emphasizing that Omsk has become a million-plus city precisely due to the growth of industrial production. And in order not to lose the status of a large modern metropolis, it is necessary to continue to develop industry.
As for the financial side of the project, its total cost is estimated at more than one billion rubles. In addition to the own funds of the project initiators, investments were attracted to support the development of Russian industry. The funds were provided by the Federal Industry Development Fund. The decision to issue investments was made the other day during a meeting of the Expert Council of the Fund, which was headed by Anton Danilov-Dinilyan, Deputy Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.
Recall that the Special Economic Zone “Avangard” involves a comprehensive renovation and modernization of industrial zones historically established in the Soviet era. Its creation allows launching new investment cycles in the region, “breathing new life” into the territory and creating modern conditions for the employment of qualified personnel.
According to Viktor Sobolev, General Director of the Avangard SEZ, the project of the Omsk Electrotechnical Plant is aimed at developing both the machine-building industry and the petrochemical industry, which is more than relevant from the point of view of the topic of import substitution.
“Against the backdrop of a change in the geopolitical situation in the world and after the introduction of economic sanctions against Russia by the countries of the Western bloc, work in the direction of import substitution began several years ago. But today, one of the key trends that determine the development of not only the oil and gas complex, but also other industries, is the import substitution of technological equipment. Therefore, the need for import substitution is not questioned. In addition to the wide window of technological opportunities that the implementation of the investment project of the Omsk Electrotechnical Plant opens today, about 140 highly qualified jobs will be created at the new enterprise,” Sobolev noted.
Already, a resident of Omskelektrotekh LLC is paying rent for a land plot on the territory of the Avangard SEZ, where the enterprise will be built. The proceeds from the lease go to the budget of Omsk. It is worth noting the active work of the experts of LLC “Omskelektrotekh” and the Management Company of the SEZ “Avangard” in the study of working infrastructure issues.
It remains to be added that one of the tasks set by the country’s leadership today is the constant improvement of the investment climate. That is, everything must be done to ensure that investors are interested in expanding existing industries and opening new ones, in creating jobs. Ultimately, all this entails revenues to the revenue base of local budgets, and hence additional funds for the development of the economy and the social sphere.