The new steel production plant JV Konar-Cimolai in Chelyabinsk will produce steel constructions for the stadiums of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the highest (462 meters) building in Europe - business complex Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg. The grand opening of the plant was held on October 2.
“This plant is special on a way that it was simultaneously being built and progressively as the equipment was being installed, it was mastering new technologies and releasing finished product," the press secretary of the plant Olga Solomeina said. She noted that once the plant reaches its full capacity, up to 500 people are going to be employed.
"The enterprise has already managed to get big contracts to supply steel structures for the construction of the stadium “VTB Arena - Dynamo” in Moscow and the construction of stadiums in Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Also, the construction works for pedestrian bridge in the Chelyabinsk city center are in progress. The bridge will connect high-rise buildings of the office center at the Grand Hotel Vidgof,” Solomeina added.