Rosseti Lenenergo to ensure power supply to the Area of St Petersburg University Development

St Petersburg University and Rosseti Lenenergo have signed a cooperation agreement within the framework of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum concerning power supply to the facilities of the Development Area, a new campus of St Petersburg University in the Pushkinsky District of St Petersburg.

The document was signed by: Nikolay Kropachev, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Rector of St Petersburg University; and Igor Kuzmin, General Director of Rosseti Lenenergo. The signing ceremony was also attended by Andrey Murov, First Deputy General Director and Executive Director of Rosseti and member of the Board of Trustees of St Petersburg University.

The parties agreed to cooperate in building the necessary engineering infrastructure to supply power to the facilities of the Area of St Petersburg University Development, which will be built in the Pushkinsky District of St Petersburg. The planned capacity is over 25.3 MW. The agreement covers cooperation during stages 1-3 of the project, including the construction of academic and laboratory buildings, administrative buildings, sports infrastructure and other facilities.

Specialists from Rosseti Lenenergo and St Petersburg University will determine the best options for connecting the future facilities to the power grids of the power company, including temporary power supply during construction. Rosseti Lenenergo will design and construct power grids to connect the new infrastructure and, once in operation, will maintain and repair the energy facilities.

The Area of St Petersburg University Development is an ambitious project that will provide a new model for the development of many Russian universities. Its implementation is a complex task requiring the consolidated efforts of the University and its strongest partners. I am glad that one of the largest electricity distribution companies in the country, Rosseti Lenenergo, has joined the project. I am sure that the agreement concluded today will form the basis for fruitful and mutually beneficial cooperation.

Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University

’One of the priority tasks of Rosseti Lenenergo is to ensure that the city and its priority projects have high quality grid infrastructure. Our joint work with St Petersburg University will result in the connection of new facilities of the University to the power grids. Throughout its history, St Petersburg has preserved the status of one of the largest scientific and educational centres of Russia, and I am glad that we will contribute to the development of the scientific potential of the Northern Capital,’ said Igor Kuzmin.

Igor Kuzmin, General Director of Rosseti Lenenergo, has completed a professional retraining programme at St Petersburg University and obtained an additional qualification of Master of Business Administration.

Andrey Murov, First Deputy General Director — Executive Director of Rosseti, graduated from the Faculty of Law of St Petersburg University, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of St Petersburg University.

The "Area of St Petersburg University Development"  project envisages the construction of a modern education and research infrastructure in the Pushkinsky District of St Petersburg to support the core activities of St Petersburg University. In the immediate vicinity of the site, the University is also developing the Neva Delta Innovative Science and Technology Centre to introduce and commercialise the developments of scientists from St Petersburg University and other organisations.