The history of the company EF-TEK and its team is inseparably associated with the processes that began in Russian power engineering in the middle of the first decade of the XXI century.
There was practically no large-scale thermal power plants construction in Russia during the twenty-year period, starting from 1980 to the middle of 2000. All construction potential related to such complex facilities in the USSR was practically lost during that period, and experience gained during the years of the planned economy was not always useful to realize modern engineering. Besides, a gap in power generation technologies in Russia was getting larger if compared with the leading countries of the world, the power mechanical engineering fell into decay. For example, combined cycle and gas-turbine based technologies, theoretically well-known to Soviet power engineers from the beginning of the XX century, dominated in the world power engineering that used gas fuel by the end of the XX century, except for the USSR and Russia.
It was necessary to recreate branch of construction of thermal power plant in the middle of the 2000th years practically from scratch.. Domestic design, construction, erection and commissioning companies, foreign engineering companies, manufacturers of main equipment and EPC-contractors from Europe, USA, Japan, China participated in the process. Investments were an acceleration factor for the industry recreation, which came into Russian power economy in the result of its reforming. Foreign investors becoming the owners of the largest power generating companies brought international practice of engineering and project management. Teams made of experts with mixed Soviet-European experience acquired great value on the market, as they could speak one language (including in literal sense – English, German) with all parties participating in the projects.
Team of EF-TEK experts has actively participated in this process since 2007. We took part in the first international tender procedure organization for thermal power plant turn-key construction. We took part in the first foreign basic projects adjusted to the requirements of Russian rules and regulations, we supervised over the first piles driving of new power units operating now. Director General of EF-TEK, LLC Andreas Berndt who finished postgraduate studies in Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering and who by the year 2007 had nearly twenty years of experience on the plant construction sites in Eastern and Western Germany, countries of the Middle East and Asia managed to gather enthusiastic specialists with all-around education and working experience.
Our team was one of the originators of the Owner’s Engineer (Technical Agent) Institute in RAO UES of Russia. Our experts assisted construction projects of new power units from the beginning of construction up to starting operations at power plants in Tyumen, Shatura, Yayva, Surgut, Kolpino, Vologda, Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Nyagan and other cities in the interests of the largest power companies – E.ON Russia, Fortum, TGK-2, Siberian Generating Company, etc. During the years of teamwork dozens of business-plans and feasibility studies were elaborated, about 100 Due Diligences of investment projects and dozens of Due Diligence of operating units (including due to accidents) were made.
In autumn 2012 the company EF-TEK started to operate actively with key team members on the staff. Based on experience and reputation accumulated by our experts during the latest years, we aim at the reputation for the company EF-TEK among constant and new customers.