The city of Petersburg has demanded to continue the construction of “Zenit Arena”, despite the termination of its contract with the General contractor
The city of Petersburg has demanded from subcontractors in the construction of the stadium “Zenit arena” on Krestovsky island to continue despite the termination of the contract between the city and the company “Inzhtransstroy-SPb”, which is the General contractor. The requirement to subcontractors sent to the construction Committee of St. Petersburg, reports RBC , citing a source in subcontractors. In a press-service of the Committee confirmed this information.
The representative of the Committee explained that it will finish the stadium before the end of the year, as previously planned. According to him, now subcontractors remove comments city hall to the completed works, but in the future they will probably remain on the site. “The city is interested in the delivery of the stadium in time perhaps bona fide subcontractors will be left on the object”, – told in the press service of the Committee.
The contract between the authorities of Petersburg and “Inzhtransstroy-SPb” terminated on 26 July, on the initiative of officials who have accused the company that it requires an increase in funding, does not control his actions and threatens the disruption of construction terms. The General contractor, in turn, reported on the continuous change of the arena project and the delay in payment of work performed.
The contract with the new contractor will be signed in August
The message on the website of St. Petersburg administration, it follows that a General contractor who will complete the construction works will determine the tenders in early August.
The competition to select the new contractor planned for the first half of August, and the contract will be signed until the end of next month, reported the press service of the Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Igor Albin. The contract with the new contractor will be concluded within the period from 17 to 29 August.
“This decision will help partially cover the advances, not previously used by the contractor. The total amount of unearned advances is 3.6 billion rubles. The tools that the contractor will not be able to close the as-built documents within one month from the date of termination of the contract, secured by a Bank guarantee. It means there is no risk of loss of funds to the budget of St. Petersburg”, – quotes Albina Piter.TV.
According to the Vice-Governor, a contractor engaged in construction of the facility, continue to work to ensure the reliability and security of its structures.
The General contractor considers the instruction unlawful, and sub-contractors shall not leave, hoping to get the money
The representative of “Transstroy” owning “Inzhtransstroy-SPb”, Nikita Pavlov has informed that the company on the eve sent to all subcontractors a notice that they are required to stop all works.
“Subcontractors have no direct contract with the city, and injunction is not a basis for continuing work. Within 30 days we pass the special Commission the volume of work performed, which should be in this period recorded,” – said Pavlov RBC. According to him, “Transstroy” asked the Prosecutor with a request to check the legality of the ongoing construction.
An employee of one of the subcontractors has explained to the Agency that the subcontractor did not leave the construction site, hoping to obtain from the municipality payment for previously performed work. If the work will be completed to Transstroy, the money contractors receive. The purpose of the General contractor to stop all work, to fix their implementation and to demand payment from city hall, a source told the Agency.
Given the uniqueness of the object from the point of view of there world Cup matches, everyone can make concessions, but the legal obligations in this situation, no one anyone no, said the Executive Director Heads Consulting PhD Nikita Kulikov.
The Confederations Cup from St. Petersburg can transfer
The stadium on Krestovsky island will host matches of the world Cup 2018 and FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. The General Director of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018″ Alexei Sorokin made the transfer of the Cup from the city, adding to RIA “Novosti”that it will happen when it becomes clear that the tournament is impossible.
“Can’t say when it can begin negotiating the transfer. But the transfer can take place only when it is clear the utter impossibility of holding the Confederations Cup,” said Sorokin.
In SF called “fall on the whole world” and “attract” Federal money
The Chairman of the Commission of the Federation Council on preparation and holding of world football championship 2018 Vadim Tulpanov said on the air “Radio Baltika”, when elect a new legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg “will take one to two billion rubles for the completion of the stadium”.
“It is possible and Federal money to attract. Here have to feel sorry for anything, if we don’t hand in December, it will be a failure, I will critically respond to the world championship,” said Tulip.
“If you fall on the whole world, a stadium to build, there is not a lot. Not that there horse is not lying. I don’t know who will be the new contractor, but every day counts,” added the Tulips.
Stadium on Krestovsky island was planning to build by the end of the year. “Zenit arena” started in 2007, has become one of the most expensive arenas in the world. The total cost rose to 37.4 billion rubles.