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History Project institute №1 - the country's history


The Project Development Institute celebrated forty years of operation. Since its establishment, the professional achievements of the Institute in many fields of planning and designing were highly appreciated both by the professional community and superior bodies. 



More than 5,000 facilities in 20 countries

Завод сборки автомобилей Ford i

Автор: Анна Федотова


Ford auto-assembly plant

Project Development Institute No. 1 is the general designer for the Ford auto-assembly plant in Vsevolozhsky District, whose construction began in 2000. The automaker’s senior management was greatly satisfied with its collaboration with the Institute. The plant officially opened on 9 July 2002. 


The Institute’s outstanding personalities

 Павел Михайлович Жук

Pavel Zhuk

Director of Project Development Institute No. 1 1964–1966

Due to the creation of Soyuzmachstroyproject All-Union Association at Project Development Institute No. 1, the State Construction Department of the USSR decided to strengthen the Institute’s management and appointed P.M. Zhuk the director on 2 January 1964. This time, the number of employees tripled, 30 departments, sectors of chemical enterprises, machine-engineering, light and food industry, new machinery were formed. The Institute experienced organizational difficulties: the construction departments of the technological institutes it encompassed were located in 18 different organizations. In general, the integration process between Soyuzmachstroyproject and Project Development Institute No. 1 as lead was successfully completed, but the organizational activities of P. Zhuk were criticized and the State Construction Department of the USSR dismissed him on 31 January 1966.


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