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On the territory of the special economic zone “Technopolis“ Moscow ”, the plant of the company“ R-Pharm ”will start operating. The enterprise will become an additional site for the production of vaccines against coronavirus infection, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov.

“The possibilities of the special economic zone made it possible in the shortest possible time to prepare a site for the production of the Sputnik V drug developed by the Gamaleya Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology. The site was prepared in just a month, the work went on around the clock. The production will occupy an area of ​​about 20 thousand square meters and will additionally create about 400 new jobs. Now the work is almost completed, soon the manufacturer will start equipping the site with equipment, and in the near future the vaccine will be produced in Moscow, ”said the Deputy Mayor.

Significant manpower, resources and equipment were mobilized to prepare the site. We promptly erected the frame of the outer walls, performed anti-corrosion treatment and fire protection of metal structures, mounted the outer perimeter and girder cage, and also built a technological site for the placement of ventilation equipment and a number of auxiliary rooms. The cold center for providing cold production and engineering systems is at the final stage of construction. Its area will be almost 800 square meters.

The declared capacities also required additional work to ensure the production of energy resources. This was announced by the head Department of Investment and Industrial Policy of the City of Moscow Alexander Prokhorov.

“With the help of the employees of Mosgaz JSC, a boiler house was erected on the territory of the special economic zone in record time. High performance, multi-stage safety system and environmental friendliness have become the main arguments in favor of choosing when building a gas boiler house. Within a month, about 700 meters of the gas pipeline route were laid in a trench, using a trenchless and overhead method. The installation of a rack for steam supply pipelines has been completed, an air supply route has been laid, and work is underway to set up a compressor room, ”said the head of the department.

Currently, the site is completing the final assembly work and installing modern bioreactors. Construction is going ahead of schedule, so the specialists expect to start production in January.

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