The expert committee of the annual Russian Tunnelling Association (RTA) competition praised the work of MIPSTROY 1 (the leading construction division of the Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies).

The Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor for the construction of new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

Ms. Emilia Nikolova and Mr. Valery Polamorchuk, young specialists of MIPSTROY 1, were awarded the title “Engineer of the Year” in the industry-specific category for their achievements in the construction and launch of the Big Circle Line, which became the largest project in the world’s metro construction.

“Participation in the competition enables young professionals to improve their professional skills, develop scientific and technical cooperation, and exchange experience and scientific developments. In addition, such events promote and increase interest in engineering work among young people and build the talent pool for the construction industry”, said Mr. Konstantin Maslakov, Director General of MIPSTROY 1.

According to him, large-scale infrastructure projects are implemented in the Russian capital every year, and the Targeted Investment Programme approved by the Moscow Government guarantees a high rate of metro construction and, consequently, the demand for new generations of engineers for many years to come.

The annual competition “Engineer of the Year” has been held by the Russian Tunnelling Association since 2011. The expert commission evaluates the candidates’ contribution to the development of the engineering industry, their high level of competence and qualities such as independent technical thinking and expertise. Earlier, Mr. Konstantin Maslakov, Director General of MIPSTROY 1, was awarded the honorary title “Engineer of the Year”. He was recognised by the Russian Tunnel Association as the best in the field of metro construction in the Russian Federation.

In 2023, Mosinzhproekt GC celebrates its 65th anniversary. Since 2011, the holding’s experts have contributed to the construction of 70 stations, more than 150 km of tracks and 11 electric depots in Moscow. From 1 March 2023, the Big Circle Line, the world’s longest 70-kilometre-long metro line, is fully operational with 31 stations.