In Managua, engineers of the joint Russian-Nicaraguan vaccine company Mechnikov S.A. began the installation of the cleanroom facility. All necessary materials were flown to the capital of Nicaragua on cargo flights from St. Petersburg.
“Almost 100 tons of equipment and materials for the various cleanrooms were shipped to Managua by air freight. Although this was a forced solution, it was cost-effective. In Nicaragua and the surrounding countries, we were unable to find suppliers that met our requirements, including those to price. All delivered materials were manufactured in Russia by our partner – Miass Medical Equipment Plant,” said the Director of SPbSRIVS Mr. Victor Trukhin.
Earlier, after examining quotes from practically all over the world, SPbSRIVS decided to source in Russia all the materials and assets necessary for the completion of the construction project. First of all, this decision is explained by the high prices, unclear lead times of the necessary equipment and materials offered by regional companies.
Earlier this week, the shipment sent by sea arrived in Managua. It contained 100 tons of exterior and interior finishing materials for the building. In total, up to 700 tons of cargo is planned to be shipped to Managua.
Thus, everything necessary for the successful completion of the construction project, whose commissioning is scheduled for October 2016, will be delivered to the Managua site currently employing 200 engineers and construction workers.
SPbSRIVS of the Russian Federal Biomedical Agency is working on a joint Russian-Nicaraguan vaccine production project Mechnikov S.A. in partnership with the Nicaraguan Social Insurance Institution (NSII).