October 2015Russian Agricultural Bank has provided STEP with a 600 million ruble credit line. 500 million rubles for bank guarantees and the remaining 100 million for short-term loans. The credit line is available for 12 months.
Banca Intesa has increased the guarantee limit for STEP. The guarantee amount, for which Siemens is the beneficiary, will be more than 4 million euros after the limit increase. The guarantee will be used for the construction of a new Metallostroy depot workshop for servicing Sapsan and Lastochka trains.
September 2015Matti Tauk has been appointed STEP's director of projects. He has over forty years of experience working in the chemical industry. He will be responsible for expanding the portfolio of companies in the mineral fertilizer production industry.
STEP has begun reconstruction of a commercial warehouse complex on Barrikadnaya Ulitsa. A research center for AKVAMARIN CJSC will be built here for the development of prototypes and industrial samples of electronic weapons for the Russian Navy.
August 2015Kyle Patching has been appointed STEP's commercial director of the civil construction department. He will be responsible for attracting new clients and for expanding the company's portfolio of retail, office and hotel real estate projects.
The company has begun construction of a high-tech industrial complex for GEROPHARM. The project will be located in Pushkin on Podbelskoe Shosse. This is STEP's first pharmaceutical industry project.
Jule 2015STEP has completed the technical upgrading of an oxygen plant and built a storage plant for air separation products for Air Liquide in Zelenograd, Moscow Region. The equipment was replaced without interrupting the plant's operation. After the upgrade, the station's capacity will increase from 80 to 220 tons per day.
June 2015STEP has built a multi-product industrial building for Cryogenmash JSC. The building covers 24,000 square meters in Balashikha, Moscow Region. The contract is worth over 900 million rubles.
May 2015STEP has completed renovating rooms in the Saint Petersburg Hotel in the center of Saint Petersburg at 5/2 Pirogovskaya Embankment. The work covered 9,600 square meters. Our company renovated the rooms (248 in total), halls and the hotel's service premises from the 6th to 9th floors.
The company has introduced the position of EPC project director. Eduard Popper will manage projects in the format engineering + procurement + construction. This position was created owing to the expansion in the range of services STEP offers its customers: EPC contracts, together with design and construction involve procurement and supply of required equipment.
April 2015STEP's industrial department has started construction of a Sapsan and Lastochka high-speed train overhaul depot. The client is the German company Siemens – a high-speed train manufacturer and service company.
Vitaly Nikiforov has been appointed Technical Director at STEP. The main task of the new senior manager will be to increase the efficiency of major high-tech projects, which are often very far from Saint Petersburg and Moscow.