November 29 in St. Petersburg hosted the opening of the plant "OptoGaN" in St. Petersburg, in the group of companies "OptoGaN." This is the first in Russia and the largest in Eastern Europe and the CIS production of high-brightness LEDs and LED modules.
Capacity of the first line will be 360 million LEDs per year. The factory area is 15 thousand square meters. m, of which 5 thousand square meters. meters of production facilities "clean rooms." Total investments in group companies "OptoGaN" is 3.35 billion rubles.
Vladislav Bougrov, general manager of the plant "OptoGaN", said that today only starts the first line of output of 30 million LEDs per month. "By the end of next year we will increase production as demand for our products. extremely high. The LEDs will be sold on the domestic and international markets. Already signed the first major contract for the sale of products in St. Petersburg. Part of the diodes will be delivered to our partner companies for the production of lighting equipment across the country. On this product we are proud to write — "Made in Russia".
"OptoGaN" came to Russia a little over a year ago, with funding from the state corporation RUSNANO, ONEXIM and "Republican Investment Company" of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
"The main task of RUSNANO — to create on the basis of the best achievements of world science latest production, competitive at the global level. The company’s factory "OptoGaN" that we are opening today — one of the first large-scale example of the synergy of science and business. Technologies, which are based on research by Nobel laureate Jaures Alferov, transformed into a mass-produced product, opening a new stage in the development of a fundamentally new direction of energy-efficient economy — the lighting industry in Russia ", — said RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais.
According to the President of ONEXIM Mikhail Prokhorov, "ONEKSIM strategy involves investing it in such innovative projects that by the quality of the product and a bold idea to take a significant market share in Russia, and in the future in the global market. We are confident that with such productions, our country has every opportunity to expand their niches in the global division of labor. "
LEDs are manufactured using a unique patented technology OptoGaN, their mass production will create a component base for the Russian lighting industry. The development of high-tech LED industry in Russia is at the crossroads of two major doctrines of the state of modern politics: the modernization and energy efficiency.