ENGINEERING AND PROJECTS
MANAGEMENT OF SETTING-UP MODERN BIOTECH ENTERPRISES
Within the cycle of an innovation project - from
an idea up to the finished product - engineering is one of the most important
stages, which defines what result one will get in the end. One can be in possession
of results of a perfect scientific research work, but this does not mean at
all that the final product shall have high consumption rates.
Unskillfully performed engineering works, poor project management of setting-up
a production may lead to a complete failure. One hears quite often that about
one-third of discoveries and revolutionary ideas are related to this or that
extent to the Russian scientific school. Of course, it's quite complicated to
make an exact calculation and come to a definite figure, but one can say that
there are a lot. On the other hand, one can't say the same about implementation
of these ideas in Russia. And one of the biggest problems here is the one related
to engineering and project management. In the leading countries that have been
developing in market economy, this system has been well elaborated, since competition
of the market requires building-up effective enterprises which would be able
to produce goods with high consumption rates, i. e. having competitive advantage.
Economic conditions under which the Soviet industry developed, didn't offer
a big incentive for improvement of products manufactured by local enterprises,
and thus for development of a system for building new production facilities.
No doubt, there were good sides to the Soviet practice of planning and implementation
of projects, but the system as a whole was not effective.
Market requirements resulted in a demand for new companies that would possess
modern methods of engineering, project management and performing the whole range
of works for setting-up modern enterprises.
One of such companies, which specializes in biotechnology, is NPO "ELEVAR".
NPO "ELEVAR" is a Russian engineering company that possesses its own
production facilities. Its main field of activity is realization of various
projects for setting-up new or modernization of existing enterprises in biotechnological
and food industry. The structure of "ELEVAR" comprises Design and
Planning department; Procurement and Logistics department; Machine-Building
Works which specializes in manufacturing of vessels; Mechanical and Electrical
Installation departments; department of Automation of process technology and
Software development; Service department. Also the structure of the company
includes Project Management department and Biotechnology and Pharmacy Directorate
which is involved in work with High-End Scientific Technologies. The company
is equipped with and uses state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, many
of which are unique. During 10 years of work the company has accumulated a big
and successful experience, has created comprehensive and up-to-date databases
for design and planning of various projects. All the above, as well as precise
organization of works and highly-qualified personnel, allow "ELEVAR"
to be a successful competitor to the leading local and foreign companies and
to have a good reputation and strong position on the market. The list of our
customers and partners is made up of both the key Russian enterprises and world
NPO "ELEVAR" has three subsidiary companies. The full structure of
"ELEVAR" holding is given in the table below.
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