ExpoForum’s Hotels Will be Energy Efficient
ExpoForum JSC signed a contract with Imtech Russland OJSC for consulting services to design the mechanical engineering systems for the hotels to be built at the ExpoForum International Convention and Exhibition Centre close to Pulkovo Airport.
The company will provide turnkey construction and utilize the most modern design methods for the following systems - heating; ventilation and conditioning; water supply and drainage; electrical and low-voltage systems; security; and fire extinguishing.
Anatoly Erkulov, ExpoForum’s general director, explained why this company was chosen. ``The hotels’ mechanical engineering systems, as well as those of the entire convention centre, must adhere to energy efficiency and sustainable development. And this is why we chose a European company with great experience in providing such solutions.’’
Thomas Oertner, Imtech Russland general director, said that participation in such a project is a serious step into the Russian market, and in the future this will lead to the creation in Russia of a competence centre for issues of energy efficiency, and help to implement modern technologies in the making of mechanical engineering systems.
The board of directors of the International Congress and Convention Association, ICCA, approved ExpoForum’s membership application.
The project design for the first stage of the Petersburg Highway reconstruction, which ExpoForum paid and ordered in agreement with the St. Petersburg city government, has been completed and sent to the state expertise agency. Construction is set to begin in 2011, and will be completed in 2013 in time for the opening of the new convention and exhibition centre.
ExpoForum JSC finalized the integrated plan to clear the current infrastructure from the site of the future convention and exhibition centre so that it corresponds with the greater effort to improve the transport system in the area.
On December 16 a spiritual music concert will take place in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Tsarskoe Selo as part of the Year of Russia and France 2010. ExpoForum JSC is the event’s sponsor.
ExpoForum participated at the EiBTM-2010 exhibition for the events industry, which took place in Barcelona from 29 November to 3 December.