Industrial Construction: KapstroiKapstroi undertakes the Group's industrial construction and specializes in mine development.
Although Kapstroi was formally established as a separate entity in 2005, the decision to develop mines in-house has been with the Group since inception with the construction of the heap leach and RIP processing facilities for its first mine, Pokrovskiy, which has subsequently produced over 1 million oz of gold. This decision to undertake construction in-house was the result of a deficiency of enterprises with adequate experience in industrial construction in the Far East of Russia combined with a desire to streamline costs.
Kapstroi currently employs 1160 construction workers and building engineers. Its chief engineer, Valery Alekseev, has been with the Group since inception and has experience of the construction of mines and production units in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and in the Ukraine.
In recent years Kapstroi's work has included: the processing facilities at Pioneer, a processing plant at Odolgo and the mining and processing facilities at Kuranakh including an electric power line, worker accommodation blocks, canteens, offices shops and warehouses and storage facilities.
Currently construction is ongoing at Malomir and K&S projects.
Kapstroi's efficiency and its speed in completing projects can be attributed to its use of innovative construction methods and as a result high productivity of labor.
Kapstroi's In particular, the application of the latest steel construction techniques allowed 38 kilometers high voltage lines to be laid under almost inaccessible conditions of taiga on the very north of the Amur region within a very short time.