The WRS Bashni Factory Allocated Over RUB 1 Mln for Assistance to Taganrog’s Healthcare Facilities

06 May 2020

The Taganrog WRS Bashni factory, producer of wind turbine towers (a joint venture between Windar Renovables S.L., a Spanish company, JSC RUSNANO, and PAO Severstal), furnished personal protective equipment and antiseptics for doctors of the city’s healthcare facilities. The wind energy factory allocated over RUB 1 mln for the purchase of face shields, protective eyewear, coveralls, medical gloves, respirators and antiseptics. This charitable assistance was provided to Taganrog’s City Hospital No. 7 and polyclinics Nos. 1, 2, 3 for the protection of medical personnel, who are located within the risk area.

Petr Spiridonov, CEO of WRS Bashni, LLC: “This is our first installment of charitable assistance. We are in constant contact with Taganrog’s administration over rendering support to the city’s healthcare personnel. The coronavirus pandemic is a total challenge. We’ll overcome it only by working together.”

Alisher Kalanov, Head of Management Company RUSNANO’s Investment Division: “Today, healthcare workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus infection struggle. Therefore, our wind energy factories are helping doctors ensure health and safety during this difficult time. That’s the least a socially responsible business can do.”

Justo Acedo, CEO of Windar Renovables S.L.: “The spread of the coronavirus infection knows no boundaries. We see the hardships doctors are facing in Spain, where a huge number of people have fallen ill. Russia is now entering the pandemic’s acute phase. We consider it our duty to assist healthcare workers in Taganrog, where we have our Russian production, which employs more than a hundred local workers.”

Dmitry Goroshkov, Severstal’s Director for work with energy companies: “Today’s developments have shown clearly that, in today’s hi-tech world the greatest virtue still is concern for one another. And we, business representatives, are obliged to provide assistance to healthcare personnel who risk their own lives in the struggle against the spread of the coronavirus infection.”

Earlier, on April 9, 2020, another of RUSNANO’s portfolio companies, Vestas Manufacturing Rus, a producer of wind turbine blades, delivered at no cost personal protective equipment to medical personnel of the Ulyanovsk Perinatal Center (SHI (State Healthcare Institution) City Clinical Hospital No. 1) from own reserves.

The WRS Bashni, LLC began operations on December 12, 2018. It became the first producer in Russia of this equipment as part of the government’s program for developing renewable energy, and creating a new sector of hi-tech power plant engineering.

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RUSNANO Joint-Stock Company was founded in March 2011 through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. JSC RUSNANO contributes to implementation of the state policy on the development of the nanotechnology industry by investing directly and through investment funds of nanotechnology in financially effective high-technology projects providing the development of new production facilities in the Russian Federation. Its primary investment focus is in electronics, optoelectronics and telecommunications, healthcare and biotechnology, metallurgy and metalwork, energy, mechanical engineering and instrument making, construction and industrial materials, chemicals and petrochemicals. 100 percent of RUSNANO’s shares are state owned. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 115 factories and R&D Centers opened in 37 regions in Russia.

Management of assets of RUSNANO JSC is carried out by Limited Liability Company established in December 2013, RUSNANO Management Company. Anatoly Chubais is the Chairman of its Executive Board.

Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and carry out educational programs is fulfilled by RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, which was also established during the reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.