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Unique House for Northern Settlements Designed through Vostsibneftegaz’s Grant Programme

19 October 2021

Specialists at the Siberian Federal University (SFU) have designed a unique residential building for northern and arctic territories. The project was implemented within the grant programme of Vostsibneftegaz to support scientific developments of applied importance for the Evenki District of Krasnoyarsk Territory.

The Evenki reindeer herders’ settlement of Surinda was chosen as a pilot project. The structure of the two-storey duplex is adapted to seasonal temperature variations from -50 to +40 degrees Celsius. These houses offer the same level of comfort as city flats. The construction took into account the culture and way of life of the indigenous peoples of the North.

The house will be multi-layered with CLT* (Cross Laminated Timber) panels, an environmentally friendly material made of coniferous and deciduous wood that retains heat well. Experts note the high cost-effectiveness of the new houses as they cost on average 20% less than traditional houses.

The design incorporated expectations of future occupants and analysed the current experience of housing in special climatic conditions. The first house of this kind is to be built in Evenkia as part of the Arctic Territories Development Programme 2022-2023 in Krasnoyarsk Territory, and then the experience will be replicated in other northern settlements.

* The essence of CLT technology is as follows: planks stacked perpendicular to each other are adhered under high pressure to form a solid panel. The technology allows the house sets to be delivered to remote communities by road, and then the structure is assembled within a week’s time.

Note for Editors:

The East Siberian Oil and Gas Company, a subsidiary of Rosneft Oil Company, develops the Yurubcheno-Tokhomskoye oil and condensate field in the Evenki district of Krasnoyarsk Territory.

The Vostsibneftegaz grant programme has been in place since 2014. Over this period, the oil workers have supported more than 20 scientific projects aimed at preserving biodiversity, developing the Evenki language, studying the ecosystems of the Tungus nature reserve, developing the first Red Book of Evenkia and biotechnology for artificial reproduction of Siberian taimen, as well as scientifically validating bread production made of topinambur flour for northern residents.

The grant programmes help preserve the unique national culture and traditional ways of life of the indigenous people of Evenkia.

Rosneft
Information Division
October 19, 2021

Keywords: ESG