Mostotrest completes phase one of bridge crossing over the Don River in Rostov-on-

The Rostov firm of Mostootryad-10, a Mostotrest’s branch, has completed the first stage of the bridge over the Don River aligned with Siversa Street in Rostov-on-Don. The bridge was put into operation today. This is one of the largest transport infrastructure projects completed in the Rostov region over the past decade.

Construction on the project began in November 2007. The customer is Rostov-on-Don Highway Department. The North-Caucasus Branch of the GIPRODORNII Road Design, Survey and Research Institute served as the general designer, with the Giprotransmost Institute and Promos and Transmost institutes as co-designers.

The bridge is 4.5km in length. In the phase 1 of construction, Mostootryad-10 built a 460m long main bridge and flyovers on the left and right banks, 829 and 966 metres long, respectively, with three lanes in each direction (the first section of the right-bank ramp has two lanes in each direction). The contract for these projects was valued at 7.3 billion rubles (VAT inclusive).

The construction of the bridge was carried out in challenging restrained urban conditions with a large number of underground and overland communication lines and structures that had to be moved, and involved the construction of compensatory structures. Moreover, active navigation continued during the construction period through the draw span of the railway bridge 64 metres downstream.

State-of-the-art technology has been used by Mostotrest in the project. Modular formwork system PERI VARIOKIT formwork system has been used for the first time in the history of Russian bridge construction to build reinforced concrete deck of composite bridge. This technology reduces labour costs and increases the speed of concreting (using three formwork carriages, 54 running metres of reinforced concrete deck slabs per week were casted).

The bridge will ease traffic on the city’s main streets with a traffic capacity of 60,000 automobiles per day. From now on, the traffic flow will be redirected from the centre of the city to Siversa Street – Lokomotivnaya Street – Nansena Street. The new bridge will close the transport ring around the city centre, linking Bataisk and southern approaches to Rostov, as well as the left-bank areas to the city’s central and eastern districts, as well as the Rostov Airport to the city centre, north-eastern and suburban areas. The bridge will provide direct access to the M4 DON Federal Road. The Siversa Street Bridge will also help to ease traffic on the Voroshilov Bridge, which was built in 1965 and needs total reconstruction. Part of the traffic from the Zapadny (Western) Bridge and the Aksaisky Bridge will be redirected to the new bridge, thus facilitating the scheduled repair works.

“The development of large federal centers such as Rostov-on-Don requires intensive development of their transport infrastructure,” said Vladimir Vlasov, General Director of Mostotrest. “The Siversa Street Bridge is one of the largest transport infrastructure projects in Rostov-on-Don over the past ten years. In the future, the new bridge will become the first section of a bypass road around the city centre – a large semicircular road including over a dozen of multi-level interchanges to be constructed over the next few years. To implement such an important infrastructure project and meet the responsibility undertaken by Mostotrest, the company had to concentrate significant industrial resources, using state-of-the-art technology, equipment and materials.”

About Mostotrest

Open Joint Stock Company “Mostotrest”, including OOO “Corporation Engtransstroy” and OOO “Transstroymekhanisatsiya”, is the largest diversified Russian infrastructure construction company and market leader among bridge construction companies of Russia. According to independent industry consultant PMR report, Mostotrest in 2009 had 7.8% of the Russian infrastructure construction market (excluding road maintenance and overhaul) and 25% of the bridge building market by revenue for works conducted without subcontracting.

The Company’s core operations include construction and overhaul of bridges (including highway, railway and city bridges) and highways and other infrastructure facilities.

The Company was founded in 1930 as All-Soviet Trust for the construction of extra large bridges “Mostotrest”. The company has completed over 7,500 infrastructure facilities including
bridges, foot bridges, tunnels and complex transport interchanges to date.

Mostotrest is currently working on many important infrastructure projects in Russia, including construction of the infrastructure facilities for the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014, the section of the Moscow Fourth Ring Road, infrastructure facilities on the M-4 “Don” highway and others.

Mostotrest shareholder structure:
38.9% - Marc O’Polo Investments, with beneficiaries including Arkady Rotenberg and executive managers from N-Trans Group: Konstantin Nikolayev, Nikita Mishin and Andrei Filatov;
Blagosostoyanie Pension Fund – 26.5%;
Other shareholders – 34.6%.