Most significant economic and investment achievements of Tomsk Region in 2012
The most important events in the economy of Tomsk Region in 2012:
1. Construction of the engineering and transport infrastructure around the Tomsk Special Economic Zone of Technical Innovation Type completed.
In 2006-2012 Tomsk Region spent on infrastructure 5.5 billion rubles. Under federal programs 4.9 billion rubles were allocated from the federal budget for the construction of the transport infrastructure facilities.
The infrastructure built around the Tomsk SEZ includes power transmission lines, gas distribution networks, telecommunications networks, water supply, disposal and sewage networks, heating networks, fire water supply lines and roads making the Northern and Southern Sites accessible for vehicles.
By Decree of the Russian Government of April 14, 2010 Tomsk airport (Bogashevo) was opened for international flights with a new temporary air passenger-cargo terminal to support the functioning of the SEZ.
In 2012-2013 the modernization of the Bogashevo airport will be completed. The modernization scope includes building an international passenger-cargo terminal and a new administrative building, rebuilding the landside, and widening of the access way to the airport, installing modern navigation equipment and implementing the Automatic Terminal Information Service weather information system. The project is funded from the federal and regional budgets and by a private investor – Novaport Group. The projected investments total almost 2 billion rubles. First international flights from Tomsk are expected in the 2nd quarter of 2013.
On June 22, 2012 the Tomsk Region Administration, OAO Special Economic Zones and NAMIKS (National Low-Rise and Cottage Housing Construction Agency) non-commercial partnership signed a cooperation agreement for the development of low-rise housing and social infrastructure construction for the residents of the Tomsk SEZ.
In 2011, the largest holding in Russia – VEGA Radio Engineering Corporation – came to Tomsk SEZ as an investor. The corporation specializes in the development and production of radio electronic systems for military and civil applications. In December 2012, a momentous event for the Tomsk SEZ and Tomsk Region will take place in Tomsk – laying of a capsule under the foundations of a complex of VEGA REC buildings to be built in the Tomsk SEZ.
As of October 10, 2012 the Tomsk SEZ has 60 registered residents (including 13 foreign companies) working on innovations in information and communication technologies, electronics, nanotechnologies, advanced materials, resource saving technologies, biotechnologies and medicine. Their performance indicators are summarized below.
|including new jobs in the Tomsk SEZ||1071|
|Private investments, million rubles||3419,44|
|Value of produced goods/ rendered services, million rubles||1872,27|
|Taxes to budgets at all levels, million rubles||644,50|
Key residents are OOO Base LED Technology Center – Tomsk, OOO Submicron Technologies, OOO Stels Research and Manufacturing Company, OOO Solagift, OOO Elcom+, OOO International Preclinical Studies and Drug Development Center, OOO Wireless Technology Center (Nokia Siemens Network), OOO Sibanalitpribor, OOO NIOST, OOO Rusled, Elecard Group, OOO Bosch Center of Technologies.
As of October 10, 2012 two residents built their own office and production buildings in the Tomsk SEZ. At the end of 2011-beginning of 2012 three residents started construction of their own buildings, one resident started rebuilding and expanding its existing office and production buildings, and seven residents were at engineering stages.
In 2012, OOO Bosch Center of Technologies was granted the status of a resident of the Tomsk SEZ and became the first in Russia research and manufacturing center for localization of Bosch technologies.
In February 2012, the first in Russia and second in the world production of implants to repair small joints (such as hand, foot and wrist joints) made of zircon-oxide nanoceramics (joint Russian-German venture OOO MOJE Keramik-Implantate) was started. In April 2012, the company produced the first batch of implants.
In April 2012, the Supervisory Council of Vnesheconombank approved financing construction of a large scale plant for the production of light emitting diodes and LED lights in the Tomsk SEZ (the project was initiated by the Tomsk SEZ resident ZAO New Technologies of Light, a subsidiary of Ruselectronics State Corporation). The projected investments total 9 billion rubles, including 7 billion rubles borrowed from Vnesheconombank. The new plant will provide around 600 new modern jobs.
On May 15, 2012 OOO Solveig Multimedia announced the release of Zond 265, a new comprehensive video analyzer. Zond 265 is a tool for video codec developers. It is a unique solution for analyzing an entirely new video standard HEVC/H.265.
A review and approval procedure has been launched for a supplemental agreement to Agreement No. 6675-GG/F7 dated January 18, 2006 “On creation of a special economic zone of technical innovation type in Tomsk” to prolong the period of functioning of the Tomsk SEZ to 49 years.
2. Construction of a two-level stack interchange at the crossing of Komsomolskaya and Pushkina Streets completed in Tomsk.
The total length of interchange roads is 4.7 km, total area paved with asphalt is 71,500 sq. m. The overpass over Pushkina Street is 144 m long. The paved area is 4,800 sq. m. The road has 6 lanes. In 2005-2012, 1000 people worked on the construction of the Pushkina Interchange. Materials used for construction included steel – 3,200 tons; asphalt concrete – 30,300 tons; bitumen – 164 tons; precast reinforced concrete – 12,870 cu. m; cast-in-place concrete – 8,980 tons; cables – 94.1 km.
3. From May 2011 a modern 8.7 ha greenhouse complex for all-year-round production of vegetables is being constructed in Tomsk District of Tomsk Region (project initiated by OOO Trubachevo).
The greenhouse facility construction project implements cutting edge resource and energy saving technologies and modern equipment with automatic inorganic nutrition control and microclimate for photoculture. The first set of greenhouses was commissioned in the 1st quarter 2012. Commissioning of the second set is scheduled for September 2013.
4. New 16-floor dormitory for 1,200 students of the Tomsk State University commissioned.
Construction of the dormitory was financed from the federal and university budgets (the total cost of the project was over 800 million rubles). It is the first facility of the future Tomsk university campus.
5. TUSUR’s technology business incubator commissioned.
The business incubator was created under TUSUR’s innovative educational program supported by the Ministry of Education. The business incubator will provide opportunities for students to bring their projects to small-scale production and set up their own production process. The total cost of the business incubator project was over 500 million rubles including process equipment.
6. First set of class “A” facilities of the Tomsk Logistics Center commissioned.
The total production and storage area is 2,800 sq. m; daily turnover is 1,200 tons (project initiated by ZAO Terminal).
7. Kazanskoye-Myldzhino gas pipeline started up at maximum capacity to supply extra 300 million cu. m of gas per year to the gas transmission system.
8. Test production started at five oil fields
9. Marmelight shopping mall opened in Seversk
10. MIK-MKS mobile communications systems by Micran started in Petrovo, Tomsk District of Tomsk Region (September 2012)
ZAO Micran Research and Manufacturing Company developed the product from R&D to series production. MIK-MKS are mobile complex radio relay communications systems designed for rapid deployment of wireless telecommunications networks capable to operate in high interference environments and providing reliable and high quality connection in any weather condition. Such systems are used for data transfer and monitoring by first response services in adverse terrain and natural and man-made disaster areas. The equipment developed by Micran can be successfully implemented by mobile and landline operators and Emercom, and at fuel and energy and defense industry facilities.
11. Agreement on construction of a bridge crossing over the Vakh River signed between Tomsk Region and Khanty-Mansi Okrug (June 6, 2012)
12. Cooperation agreement signed between Tomsk Region and International Finance Corporation (August 17, 2012)
13. Cooperation agreement signed between Tomsk Region and Rosatom (September 28, 2012)
14. Russian Government Commission for Advanced Technology and Innovation approved the project to create an innovation cluster “Pharmaceuticals, Medical Equipment and IT” in Tomsk Region.
The project will be funded from the federal budget for 5 years. The total amount to be allocated is 2.5 billion rubles. The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development also supported a project to create an innovative center for the development of world class medications based in the Research Institute of Pharmacology, Tomsk. This project has no parallel behind the Ural Mountains and is the sixth in Russia. The projected investments total almost 1 billion rubles until 2015.