In St. Petersburg detained Director of Ministry of Defense’s contractor in Arctic

In St. Petersburg detained Director of Ministry of Defense’s contractor in Arctic

The Spetsstroy accuses the company AS-Engineering in the performance of work on paid 1.6 billion.⁠

At the Finland railway station in St. Petersburg FSB officials in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region detained the CEO and the owner of the company AS Engineering Andrei Panteleyev. In addition, now the FSB conducts a search in the office of the company.

Police officers stopped a businessman, when he intended to go to Finland on the train Allegro.

According to Fontanka, Panteleyev was detained in connection with the investigation of the criminal case of swindling in the construction of the Ministry of Defense facilities in the Arctic for a total amount of 6 billion rubles.

For the money the company AS-Engineering was to build a series of military facilities on Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya and in Tiksi. Among them - the radar, guidance aviation points, helicopter pads and barracks. The contract for the execution of these works was signed with the Central Administrative Board of Spetsstroy engineering works in 2015.

Contracts for the projects in the Novaya Zemlya and the Golomyanny island of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago included the full cycle from design to construction. It was necessary to conduct research and develop project documentation in Tiksi.

However, delays on the construction of Arctic facilities began delay in the early summer of 2016 and shift workers, working in the Arctic, were stopped paying wages. The edition reported that workers, not receiving salaries, had to eat at their own expense, that in view of the price difference with the mainland is expensive for shift workers.

In August it was reported that when the payment of salaries delay exceeded two months, company's employees stopped work and asked to evacuate them to the mainland.

Meanwhile, the AS-Engineering stated that the signed contract is measured not at 2, but 8 billion rubles, and received 1.6 billion was only an advance.

"We have received an advance 1.6 billion, but in December 2015, according to updated results of the examination, the cost of the work was determined at 7.9 billion rubles," - a company spokesman told it to Fontanka in August.

In addition, the edition noted that workers from the Golomyanny island on the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago can not leave the island, because they have problems with transport.

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