Construction


The Olympic infrastructure is being constructed according to a Federal Target Program (FTP). In June 2009 the Games organizers reported they are one year ahead in building the main Olympic facilities as compared to all of the latest Olympic Games.[22] In November 2011 IOC President Jacques Rogge was in Sochi and concluded that the city has made significant progress since he last visited eighteen months earlier.[23] [edit]Telecommunications According to the FTP, US$580 million will be spent on construction and modernization of telecommunications in the region. Avaya Inc, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, has been named by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee as the official supplier of telecom equipment for the 2014 Olympic Games. Avaya will be a part of the overall Games technology solutions group. Avaya will provide network, collaboration and communications equipment and work with other technology partners to provide athletes, dignitaries and fans worldwide a full communications experience around the Olympic Games. Expected to be built:[citation needed] A network of TETRA mobile radio communications for 100 user groups (with capacity of 10 thousand subscribers) 700 km (430 mi) of fiber-optic cables along the Anapa-Dzhubga-Sochi highways and Dzhubga-Krasnodar branch Digital broadcasting infrastructure, including radio and TV broadcasting stations (building and communications tower) with coverage from Grushevaya Polyana (Pear Glade) to Sochi and Anapa cities. The project also includes construction of infocommunications centre for broadcasting abroad via three HDTV satellites During the Olympic Games, the telecommunications backbones of UTK, Rostelecom and TransTeleCom providers will be used.[24] The fiber-optic channel links Sochi etween Adler and Krasnaya Polyana. The 46 km (29 mi) long channel will enable videoconferencing and news reporting from the Olympics.[25] [edit]Power infrastructure A five year strategy for increasing power supply in the Sochi region was presented by Russian energy experts during a seminar on 29 May 2009, held by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, and attended by International Olympic Committee (IOC) experts and officials from the Russian Ministry of Regional Development, the Russian Ministry of Energy, the State Corporation Olimpstroy and the Krasnodar Krai administration.[26] The event was a part of the Olympic Games Knowledge Management (OGKM) program by the IOC. According to the strategy, the capacity of the regional energy network will increase by two and a half times by 2014, guaranteeing stable power supply during and after the Games. Power demand of Sochi in the end of May 2009 was 424 MW. Power demand of the Olympic infrastructure is expected to be about 340 MW. "Poselkovaya" electrical substation became operational in early 2009 Sochi thermal power station is being reconstructed (expected power output is 160 MW) "Laura" and "Rosa Khutor" electrical substations were completed in November 2010 "Mzymta" electrical substation was completed in March 2011 "Krasnopolyanskaya" hydroelectric power station was completed in 2010 Adler CHP station design and construction will be completed in 2012. Expected power output is 360 MW[27] "Bytkha" substation, to be constructed with two transformers 25 MW each, will include dependable microprocessor-based protection Earlier plans also include building combined cycle (steam and gas) power stations near the cities of Tuapse and Novorossiysk and construction of a cable-wire powerline, partially on the floor of the Black Sea.