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History Project institute №1 - the country's history


In the 1990s, construction and renovation scopes with respect to industrial enterprises experiences a ten-fold contraction, demand for the respective design activities dramatically subsides. Project Development Institute No. 1 is forced to re-consider its approach to the generation of order package in the new economic environment.

The following projects erected per the design projects of Institute were handed into operation in 1992: large-dimension building-construction plant with reinforced-concrete item workshop of Glavnovgorodstroy in Borovichi, Lenkozhvest No. 1 and Lenkozhvest No. 2 plants in St. Petersburg, program control system (PCS) plant in ‘‘Parnas’’ industrial zone in St. Petersburg, Transmash plant in Tikhvin, boiler plants of ‘‘Tashkentsky’’ state farm in Novgorod Region and greenhouse building in Orel Region.

The privatization issue was first raised in January 1992 at the meeting of employees of Project Development Institute No. 1.



More than 5,000 facilities in 20 countries

Николаевский судостроительный завод i

Автор: Александр Кремко


Nikolaev shipbuilding plant

A complex slipway renovation design for Nikolaevsky shipbuilding plant was considered at one of the first meetings of the technical board that was established at Project Development Institute No. 1 in 1947. Under conditions of a new production process, it was required to raise the building height to 9.15 meters and install cranes with 30.5 ton lifting capacity. These activities were successfully completed without ceasing production just in 8 hours. Chief Designer at Project Development Institute No. 1 E.V. Myatlyuk was awarded with the Red Banner of Labor medal for this engineering solution.


The Institute’s outstanding personalities

Аркадий Владимирович Вишневский

Arkady Vishnevsky

Director of Project Development Institute No. 1 1948–1951

Arkady Vishnevsky was appointed Director of Project Development Institute No. 1 in May 1948 by order of the Minister for the Construction of Military and Naval Enterprises of the USSR. At that point in time, 449 people worked in the Institute. In March 1949, the Main Directorate for Design Activities at the Ministry for the Construction of Machine-Engineering Enterprises assumed control over Project Development Institute No. 1. The Institute was reorganized in 1949 under the direction of A.V. Vishnevsky; a Technical Committee was established. The Institute implemented a vast scope of work during his management tenure, including facilities to protect Leningrad from flooding, a metal frame for one of the country’s first high-rise buildings - the 17-storey Leningradskaya Hotel in Moscow, sluices of the Volgo-Donsk channel. In May 1951, A.V. Vishnevsky was recalled to Moscow, to the Main Committee Administration.


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