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Stroygazmontazh (Russian: Стро̀йга̀змонта́ж), also called the S.G.M. Group, is an infrastructure construction firm that operates in the Russian Federation primarily via its subsidiaries, specializing in the creation of oil and gas transportation systems.[4][5] The company was founded in 2008 with operations in construction—particularly of oil and gas infrastructure—in Russia.[3] According to the RBK Group, it is the 44th largest company in Russia by income, with an annual 276 billion in revenue.[6]

Stroygazmontazh
Native name
Стро̀йга̀змонта́ж
Private
IndustryInfrastructure
Founded2008; 11 years ago (2008)
Headquarters,
Russia
Key people
Revenue$6.2 billion[2] (2017)
$247 million[2] (2017)
$258 million[2] (2017)
Total assets$4.45 billion[2] (2017)
Total equity$544 million[2] (2017)
Number of employees
16,000[3] (2017)
Websitewww.ooosgm.com

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HistoryEdit

FoundationEdit

Stroygazmontazh was initially founded in 2008 by Russian businessman and oligarch Arkady Rotenberg after he purchased five companies under the control of Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom.[1] Rotenberg is a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which has led to the S.G.M. Group and other firms under Rotenberg's control accepting a number of Russian government contracts.[7]

ProjectsEdit

Crimean BridgeEdit

In 2016 and 2017 it was reported that Stroygazmontazh, with evident ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, had accepted a contract in January 2015 to construct a bridge providing a railway link between Russia and Crimea by crossing the Kerch Strait, and that it had proceeded to begin construction.[1][8][9][10] The Russian government stipulated that Stroygazmontazh is to complete the railway link by August 1, 2019, and fully complete all works on the bridge by December 1, 2019.[1][11] Stroygazmontazh has never built a major bridge before.[12] Because of the risk of sanctions, no international insurance company has underwritten the potential $3 billion loss if the project goes wrong. So a small Crimean insurance company has underwritten it.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Putin's Shadow Cabinet and the Bridge to Crimea". The New Yorker. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Бухгалтерская отчётность". Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b «1C.Bitrix», Интернет-агентство «Артус». "SGM Group of Companies". www.ooosgm.com. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Stroygazmontazh OOO: Company Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Stroygazmontazh Ltd". reconnectingasia.csis.org. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  6. ^ "РБК представляет 500 крупнейших по выручке компаний России". РБК. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Putin's Friend Profits in Purge of Schoolbooks". The New York Times. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Bridge to Crimea: Putin strives to complete a 'historic mission'". The Financial Times. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Sanctions, tight margins sap appetite for rail link to 'Putin's bridge'". Reuters. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Putin's Judo Partner Awarded $285M Contract For Crimea Railway'". The Moscow Times. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Russian Cabinet Announces Crimea Bridge Contractor Name". Sputnik International. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  12. ^ a b Pollock, Emily (6 July 2018), Europe’s Longest Bridge Spans Troubled Waters, Engineering.com, archived from the original on 2018-10-13