Olympic work for Volga-Dnepr
May 23, 2009 10:00 pmVolga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the first consignment of tunnelling equipment to the Russian city of Sochi as it begins construction work of a new ground transport infrastructure in preparation for
the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The 94-ton outsize cargo was delivered from Novosibirsk to Sochi Airport onboard one of the airline’s AN-124-100 freighters on behalf of OAO Bamtonnelstroy, a railway and road tunnel construction specialist and a contractor to OAO Russian Railways for
the 2014 Olympics Project. The tunnelling equipment will be used in railway and road tunnel construction.
In June 2007, Volga-Dnepr Airlines carried a 63 tonne ice skating rink being used as part of Sochi’s bid to win the 2014 Winter Olympic Games to Guatemala, where the International Olympic Committee was meeting to choose a host city for the 2014 Games. It formed the main arena for Russia’s final presentation to the Committee.