2020-09-19 09:24

The first catalyst testing center in Russia will be built in the Novosibirsk Region

At last Wednesday's meeting of the working group on reindustrialization of the Novosibirsk Region held as part of the Technoprom 2019 forum, its participants approved two projects - the creation of the National Centre for Engineering and Testing of Catalysts (NCIIC) and the Digital Energy industrial cluster.

A meeting of the working group on reindustrialisation, chaired by Governor Andrei Travnikov, was attended by representatives of the Novosibirsk Region's government, specialists from federal agencies, and business leaders. "The projects that will be submitted for discussion today have been studied in detail over the past year, and we believe that they are necessary not only for the development of the scientific and industrial potential of our region, but also for the entire country," said Andrei Travnikov. National Centre for Engineering and Testing of Catalysts is a joint project of SKTB Catalyst JSC, Institute of Catalysis of SB RAS and NSU. As Vitaly Khan, CEO of "Catalyst", who presented the project, explained, there are no analogues of such centers not only in Russia, but also in the world, given its universality. The essence of the project is to create a fleet of pilot units where catalysts used to increase output of light products during oil refining will be tested before they are loaded into real industrial units. The total investment in the project will amount to 2 billion rubles, the expected effect of the center for the Russian refining industry - an increase in production of 50 billion rubles.

The second project - the industrial cluster "Digital Energy" - was represented by Alexei Shibanov, Executive Director of the Association "Specialized organization of industrial cluster "Digital Energy". Recall that the cluster, created and registered 6 Novosibirsk companies, will produce complex products for the digitalization of electrical networks, and by 2025 will triple the production volume, up to 15 billion rubles per year. According to Alexei Shibanov, the development of enterprises, according to plans, should help reduce interruptions in power supply by 5%. However, in the course of the work there was registered a reduction of this indicator actually by 50%, and a 20% reduction in accidents at power engineering facilities.

Both projects were finally approved by the working group chaired by Andrey Travnikov, the head of the region. In addition, Deputy Governor Sergei Semka reported on the results of the Novosibirsk Region Reindustrialization Plan until 2025. The results with proposed amendments were also approved by the working group participants.