SK MOST GROUP OF COMPANIES
SK Most Group of Companies was founded 1991 after members of the two construction teams working on the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) made the difficult decision to continue working on the “construction site of the century” despite a harsh climate and many hardships. Once the private partnership was established, it quickly became more and more successful and expanded every year with advanced technology, additional staff, and projects of an increasingly larger scale.
The company reached a milestone in 2015-2016 when a Russian businessman of Chechen origin, Ruslan Baisarov, purchased a 25% block of the group's shares and then purchased a little more than a third of its capital. As a result, Baisarov became the controlling shareholder of the group at 56% and took over chair of the board of directors of USK MOST, which manages the assets of the entire group.
Today, SK Most Group of Companies is one of the leading Russian enterprises in the construction industry. It is trusted with the most serious and complex projects related to infrastructure construction throughout the country as well as abroad.
The Group is responsible for:
• Construction of berths, ports, roads, and airstrips as well as sea and river terminals
• Laying of railway lines as well as underground and aboveground tunnels
• Construction of bridges and hydraulic structures as well as residential and office real estate.
In addition, separate divisions of the company are engaged in the lumber industry.
Today, SK Most Group of Companies has 12 bridge building companies and 3 tunneling units.
The company's technical and professional expertise allows for it to require no more than just one month of preparation before beginning work on a new facility in any region of Russia.
The company strictly follows all quality standards and monitors the fulfillment of all obligations in full. In addition, the company provides a full warranty on all its projects.
More than 2,500 projects have been put in service across the country during recent years.
A large number of the company's projects are related to the modernization of transport infrastructure, including the construction and repair of railroads, highways, runways, tunnels, and bridges. Quite a few of these projects are of national significance to Russia:
- Two bridges are being built in the Far East across the Amur River and will connect Russia with China. One of these bridges is a rail bridge built in the village of Nizhneleninsky (EAO) and another is a highway bridge built in Blagoveshchensk in Khabarovsk K. These two facilities will literally pave the way for export to the Asia Pacific region and will stimulate the development of industry in the region.
- In the Southern Federal District, a rail bridge is being built across the Don river to replace the old and outdated one. After it is completed and is opened, the volume of cargo transportation along the transport corridor leading from the Baltic countries to seaports in southern Russia will increase significantly.
- Combined motorway and railway was built quickly in difficult mountainous conditions for the Olympics in Sochi. The route, which stretched from Adler to Krasnaya Polyana, consists of more than a dozen tunnels and forty bridges, including the only cable-stayed one in the region.
- SK Most built a number of air transport infrastructure facilities, such as the passenger terminal at Airport Knevichi railway station in Vladivostok in 2001 and the heliport on Russky Island in 2012.
- Ruslan Baisarov’s company is laying double-track tunnels at one of the construction sites of the Moscow Metro’s Bolshaya Koltsevaya line using unique technology that involves a tunnel-boring machine with a cutting diameter of 10 meters, which has already proven itself by reducing the cost and the timelines of the projects.
Ruslan Baysarov’s company has also become known for the construction of the largest railway viaduct in Serbia near the town of Sremski Karlovtsi on the Stara Pazova - Novy Sad section of the railroad. This project is being built in extremely difficult mountain conditions with the height of some of the beams reaching the level of a seven-story building. The government and the Serbian president are on the record saying how much they appreciate the experience and qualifications of the specialists of SK Most Group of Companies.
SK Most Group of Companies has extensive experience in the construction of hydraulic facilities and owns modern equipment that allows:
• performing the work in building all the types of foundations, driving in and securing metal piles;
• performing earthwork to build embankments;
• performing reinforcement of structures using assembled or cast-in-place concrete in water areas and on the ground.
The specialists of Ruslan Baisarov's company have implemented large-scale hydropower and dam construction projects. In 2006, the company built the rock-fill dam of Boguchansk HPP. A powerful concrete placing complex, including a concrete plant, crawler cranes, and mobile formwork, had been set up on the site.
In the Moscow region in 2014, the construction of the country's second large hydroelectric power station was completed near the existing Zagorsk HPSPP-2.
At the legendary Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP, a sluiceway complex comprising two derivation tunnels was built in 2010 within a five-year period. The throughput of two tunnels is 4,000 cubic meters per second.
To control the full cycle of work on projects, the company has created divisions responsible for the two most important facilities - production and transport.
SK Most Group of Companies owns a number of production complexes with the main two based in the Amur and Moscow regions.
The Belogorsk Facility has been operating since the 1990s with its workshops producing reinforced concrete and steel structures for the bridge building companies in the country's Far East.
The Tolbino Production Facility, founded in 2000, is the only facility in the European part of Russia that has a line for producing reinforced concrete slabs for non-ballasted bridge decks.
In addition, it supplies a wide variety of equipment to the companies of the SK MOST Group, maintains drilling rigs, and produces a range of temporary structures required by any major construction project.
The SK Transport Company was established in 2002 and has its own fleet of loading equipment to support numerous construction projects.
RUSLAN BAYSAROV'S BIGGEST HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING PROJECTS
Infrastructure facilities of the Arctic port of Sabetta
Ruslan Baysarov's company took part in one of the most important projects for the development of the Russian economy (2012-2019). Known as the Yamal LNG project, it involved the construction of the Sabetta seaport as well as construction of a plant for liquefied natural gas from the South Tambeyskoye gas field. Built in very difficult climatic and hydrological conditions, the port provides year-round navigation for vessels carrying liquefied gas. Because the facilities were built in what could be described as the ends of the earth in the Arctic, there was no infrastructure to support the project had existed so even that had to be built from 2012-2013. A channel some four kilometers long, 240 meters wide, and more than 12 meters deep was built for the delivery of equipment and building materials. Work was conducted to deepen the bottom within just over two months while tens of millions of cubic meters of land were moved.
From 2014 to 2018, work was carried out to deepen the bottom for the construction of the seaport facilities. The following facilities were constructed:
• An approach channel 6 km long
• Sea channel 49 kilometers long
• Aquatorium of the port with a sea bottom level at the berthing line minus 15
Navigational facilities were built on shored as well as:
• Control and correction station
• Hydrometeorological observation post
• Administrative buildings as well as warehouses
By 2019, Baysarov's company had completed all the work on schedule and ensured the commissioned port facilities passed all the necessary examinations. As a result of company measures taken to protect nature in the region, marine bioresources were restored, and fisheries reclamation was carried out.
Construction of Port Infrastructure Facilities in Astrakhan
In 2002, construction of the dock and grain terminal at the Volga Port began. A tremendous amount of work was accomplished within just a year.
• More than one hundred steel piles were installed
• Grain terminal complex with two storage facilities was built
• An overpass for maritime transport was built
• Equipment for loading products from trains was installed
• Two-story administrative building was built
In addition, water supply, power supply, communications, and water filtration systems were fully implemented.
To build the pier, the bottom was cleared along the wall of the pier to a depth of about one and a half kilometers. Monolithic reinforced concrete slabs were then installed as well as anchor rods weighing about thirty tons.
The Astrakhan terminal has been used to export Russian grain to the Transcaucasian region as well as to Turkey and Iran.
Repair of the commercial seaport berth in Astrakhan
For two years, from 2006 to 2008, specialists from SK Most Group of Companies worked on a series of projects involving the repair of the first stage of the second berth, including construction of a mooring wall, railroad tracks, and a platform for storing cargo. This facility is important, being one of several main channels for the export products manufactured by the largest iron and steel enterprise in Russia, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works. Products are shipped to Astrakhan by rail, then reloaded on river transport, and shipped through the nearest seaport to the consumer. This multi-modal logistics scheme is considered the most efficient, allowing for costs to be reduced significantly.
From 2009-2010, Ruslan Baysarov's SK Most Group of Companies built a cargo terminal on Russky Island on the eve of the APEC 2012 summit. It was there that the company also built the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, the architectural design of which is recognized as one of the Russia's most notable landmarks as its image now features the Russian 2,000-ruble bill.
The company's other notable projects in the Far East include its work to strengthen the bank of the Amur River that was washed away by floods and the repair of the embankment in Blagoveshchensk, carried out by the company in 2008.
RUSLAN BAYSAROV AT THE HELM
Ruslan Baysarov's purchase of the controlling stake at SK Most Group of Companies in 2016 marked a new milestone in the development of this powerful group. Baysarov personally oversees the construction of the company's large-scale projects, initiating and supervising the construction of new infrastructure facilities. After a brilliant career in the management of prominent oil companies in the first decade of the 21st century, he left that industry to pursue independent projects. In 2011, he founded the Tuva Energy Industrial Corporation (TEIC), which obtained a license to develop coal deposit and build the first railroad of its kind in the country in conjunction with Russian Railways. The company is also planning the construction of a coal terminal that will allow for the shipment of coal by sea through Khabarovsk at Cape Burny.
Ruslan Baysarov was born and raised in a small Chechen-Ingush village near Grozny. Coming from a family of modest means with many children, he relied on himself to hep his family by simply selling apples in the market. While a student during the years of the collapse of the USSR, Baysarov worked on making computers compatible for Russia. Having brilliantly graduated from the Grozny State Oil Institute, he took his first steps in the sphere of the entertainment business, being one of the first to open a night club and a Japanese restaurant in the capital. A short while later, he went into the fuel business, founding his own retail company in the capital and working in top positions in major Moscow companies. He worked his way up to now becoming one of the 200 wealthiest people in the country, according to Forbes magazine.
Moscow office of USK MOST JSC:
Taras Shevchenko embankment 23A, 11th floor, sector C, office 21m
121151, Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 (495) 363 44 45
Fax: +7 (495) 363 44 47