IEС: Action gives birth to a new realty
Investments. Engineering. Construction (IEС, Ltd.) counts its history since 2007. In course of 10 years it succeeded to achieve a strong position in Russian market, having gained a reputation of a cognizant, responsible and reliable contractor. Today it is a leading company of the branch, professionally managing the projects in the field of construction of infrastructure facilities and hydraulic engineering structures, performing the functions of turnkey contracting and design engineering. IEС, JSC portfolio includes more than a hundred successfully implemented projects, clearly demonstrating capabilities of the company. A special position in this list belongs to the works, performed in the interest of FGUP Rosmorport, a company, the cooperation with which has been continued since 2011. The advantages and achievements of IEС, Ltd. are introduced by Sergey FEDYAEV, the General Director of the company.
Experience of IEС – is the guarantee of cost reduction for the customer
Sergey Nikolayevich, your company offers a very wide range of services to the customers. However, if speaking shortly, what are the principal directions of IEС, JSC activities?
– The principal directions of IEС, JSC specialization – are design and construction of hydraulic engineering structures, formation of new territories and port infrastructure development, carrying-out of dredging works, building inspection.
Will you, please, speak more detailed on the capabilities of the enterprise? What is the region you are headquartered in? Who are the specialists, constituting the team of IEС, Ltd.?
– The company headquarters is located in Saint Petersburg. Also Investments. Engineering. Construction, Ltd. has a branch office in Kaliningrad. The staff includes 120 specialists, working on a full-time basis and performing the full range of design&survey, engineering and construction (turnkey contract) works, including EPC (EPCM, EPCF) contracts for design and construction.
IEС, Ltd. masters national and foreign advanced technologies in the field of project design and applies them with high efficiency on the customers’ constructions sites.
The company’s personnel have been certified according to FIDIC program and have the necessary experience in project management corresponding to international standards. A perfect level of design documents preparation is based on the skills and long-year professional experience of Design Department employees. The experience of complicated projects construction along with high qualification of IEС, Ltd. key specialists guarantee issuing of optimal, technically correct and innovative design solutions – thus helping also to reduce capital construction cost considerably and to spare budget funds.
The company provides services at all the project stages: preparation, realization, evaluation of results.
Sergey Nikolayevich, how would you define the principle strong points of the company?
– Among the main strengths of IEС, Ltd.– is not just the application of the best international practices in design and construction of hydraulic engineering structures, but personalized approach to the customer as well. The company conducts the factor analysis of each individual project – i.e. the study of alternative design and technological choices, estimates the optimality of design solutions, examines credibility and sufficiency of the investigations conducted, whilst all the activities are conducted in close cooperation with chief experts in construction.
The team of IEС, Ltd. experts professionally supports projects’ design and construction process – the design engineering. The company fulfills the functions of a general contractor in this field, including:
- elaborating of recommendations for all the technical solutions, occurring in course of object’s construction, in 24/7 mode;
- optimization of proposals on the project modifications;
- the full range of building control services with responsibility, stipulated by current legislation of the Russian Federation.
Furthermore, IEС, Ltd. possesses all the necessary authorization documents for carrying out activities in the field of design, construction of buildings and facilities, conducting of dredging works, including those for construction of projects at a cost of up to 10 milliard rubles, for design of projects with the cost of up to 300 million rubles, for development of design for construction of highly dangerous facilities, for conducting all kinds of surveying, for performing of works with the use of information classified as state secret (The Federal Security Service of Russia), for execution of capital construction and reconstruction works on sites of PJSC Gazprom. The Company possesses the Certificate of Conformity of Integrated Management System for engineering investigations, preparing of design documents, projects construction GOST R ISO 9000-2008 (ISO 9001:2008), GOST 54934-2012, OHSAS 18001:2007, GOST R ISO 14001-2007 (ISO 14001:2004).
Cooperation with the leaders – is a key to success
The number of your company’s new customers rises consistently. What, in your opinion, is most attractive for them in interaction with IEС, JSC, except the advantages, already mentioned above?
– More than 100 successfully delivered projects, a team of professionals, acknowledged on the market, long-year experience in implementation of technically demanding challenges, thorough knowledge of international standards for management of construction projects – however, not only this counts in favor of choice of IEС, Ltd.. The company features absolute financial transparency and financial stability. Broad geography of construction, including the territories of the Extreme North, also belongs to its advantages.
There is a proverb, saying: «a man is known by his friends». What organizations are among your closest partners?
– The key partner of IEС, Ltd. in the field of realization of investment projects in construction of hydraulic engineering structures for water-borne traffic objects on the territory of this country is the State Transport Leasing Company (OJSC GTLK). Its support guarantees responsive assistance in attracting of investments for construction.
Working on Russian infrastructure projects, IEС, JSC actively cooperates also with the leading European companies of the branch: EIDE Marine Contractors AS (Norway), Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems GmbH (Germany) and Detlef Hegemann Dredging (Germany). Furthermore, in the year of 2015 the company signed exclusive agreements on joint participation in realization of infrastructure projects on the territory of Russia with the two first-rate Chinese construction engineering corporations – СССС-SDC and CNI 22. As to Russian partners, a fruitful cooperation binds Investments. Engineering. Construction, Ltd. with principal scientific organizations of the branch: Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, LENMORNIIPROEKT, JSC, NIPII LENMETROGIPROTRANS, OJSC [Research and Development, Design and Survey Institute “LENMETROGIPROTRANS”].
From words – to actions
The best proof of the company capabilities is the scale of the projects it has realized and the quality of works. Which projects of IEС, JSC became the most interesting and impressive?
– Water area of “Big port Saint Petersburg” [Bolshoy port Sankt Peterburg] seaport, South access channel in Ust-Luga seaport, the stadium of FIFA World Cup in Kaliningrad, construction of coast-protecting structures and front quay on Oktyabrsky island in Kaliningrad, construction of mooring berths in Zelenogradsk (Kaliningrad region), construction of sea terminal for thermal power station in Svetlovsky urban district – on these and many other projects IEС, Ltd. worked as the principle contractor (EPC).
High professionalism in the field of building control the company demonstrated, in particular, by construction of sea port objects in the area of Sabetta settlement on Yamal peninsula as well as by creation of an artificial land parcel in the area of Krestovsy island territory.
The competences of our specialists in the field of design and design engineering prove the projects like, creation of a man-made island for locating of a drill rig on the site of the structure Zapadno-Rybachya-1 of Kaspiyskaya neftyanaya kompaniya, LLC licensed area in the Caspian Sea, creation of man-made territories in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland water area on the site, located to the north of Lisy Nos settlement from the complex of protective structures to the city of Sestroretsk, Eisk seaport on Azov Sea in the Krasnodar Territory, construction of seaport objects in the area of Sabetta settlement, reconstruction of berths No. 12, 13, 14 and of Gutuyevsky sea port bucket of the port “Big port Saint Petersburg” [Bolshoy port Sankt Peterburg] and others.
At the very beginning you told about the cost reduction for the customer owing to the solutions of IEС specialists. Which remarkable examples could you mention here?
– Among the most illustrative examples one could mention the development of the “Novy Bereg” project on formation of build-up territory in the water area of the Gulf of Finland and expansion of Sestroretsk city: the work, conducted by the specialists of IEС, Ltd., made it possible to optimize the project and to reduce the amount of capital investments by more than 1 milliard rubles.
In a similar way the expert appraisal of the project for construction of international sea terminal in Pionersky city of Kaliningrad region will make it possible, thanks to optimization of design solutions, to save up to 500 million rubles from the capital investments by construction – i.e. will ensure the reduction of capital expenses within 5% of the project cost.
In 2011 one of the customers of the company became FGUP Rosmorport – a key organization, responsible for rationalization of sea transport infrastructure in Russia and competitiveness improvement of Russian sea ports. On which projects of Rosmorport did you work?
– Today a special position in the reference-list of the enterprise is held by the objects, like, Access channel in Novaya Gavan Ruchyi, water area of “Big port Saint Petersburg” [Bolshoy port Sankt Peterburg] seaport, water area of Barochny basin of “Big port Saint Petersburg” [Bolshoy port Sankt Peterburg] seaport, Big road of Kronshtadt, South access channel in Ust-Luga seaport and others. The specialist of IEС, Ltd. conducted dredging works, diver inspection, installation and open-water testing of ground support equipment, arrangement of navigation marks, complex marine survey, repair works, industrial environmental control for them, engaged in engineering survey and design documentation elaborating – and I hope that our cooperation with FGUP Rosmorport has not only rich history, but promising future as well, and great
many interesting challenges are still ahead.