Posted: April 27, 2010

Russia Commisions First Nanotechnology Plant

(Nanowerk News) Russia’s first nanotechnological plant for the production of monolithic carbide-tipped tool with multiple nano-structured coating has been commissioned in the town of Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov and Chairman of the Russian State-Run Corporation of Nanotechnologies (ROSNANO) Anatoly Chubais attended the opening ceremony on Monday.
The plant for the production of monolithic carbide-tipped tool occupies 6,000 square metres and located in the territory of Russia’s Saturn Research and Production Centre.
The tools, which the plant will produce, will be used in the high-tech sectors of the Russian industry, including the aircraft engine building, space industry, and instrument making.
Total investments in the project are estimated at one billion roubles (USD 1 = RUB 29.08). ROSNANO’s share in the financing of the project amounts to 499.8 billion roubles. Therefore, the state-run corporation holds a 49.98-percent stake in the project company, while Saturn possesses 25.01 percent and Gazprombank (the financial investor) owns 25.01 percent of shares.
According to Chubais, “the designated technology makes it possible to resolve efficiently tasks put for during the creation of metal-cutting instruments and other types of goods.”
According to plans, the plant will produce 62,000 new tools and 150,000 refurbished instruments in 2010.
In 2014, the plant will reach its designated output capacity. Starting from this moment, the plant will employ more than 230 specialists, produce over 120,000 metal-cutting tools with nano-coating, and manufacture more than 720,000 refurbished instruments.
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