Rusal Vami, Rusal’s in-house engineering institute signed the agreement with Russian industrial equipment manufacturer Power Machines Company.

Rusal Vami will provide engineering services for the first stage of a RUS6bn ($204.7M) construction project to build a power equipment manufacturing facility on the Metallostroy industrial site in Kolpino, near St Petersburg.

The first complex of the plant will include an area for manufacturing heavy-duty turbines and turbo generators for nuclear power plants, a balancing rig, apparatus manufacturing shop, warehouse and auxiliary infrastructure.

The project will be completed in the third quarter of 2010. It is planned to be one of Russia’s largest equipment manufacturing projects, technologies to the development of the national energy industry and improving environmental safety.