Representatives of ASE Group of Companies (Engineering Division of ROSATOM) took part in the Third International Conference on Sustainable Cities held on May 18, 2018 in Digital Business Space, Moscow.
This is a traditional meeting location for leading world experts, scientists and heads of governmental authorities in order to exchange experience in the development of urban environment, “green” technologies and innovation. 
Panel discussion Smart Cities in the Digital Economy Age became one of the most remarkable sessions of the conference. 
During this discussion Sergey Kuchin, JSC ASE EC Deputy Director for System Engineering and IT, presented to the business community an innovation of ASE Group of Companies, MULTI-D City digital platform. 
“We create a platform that is a comprehensive system for urban/regional environment control that enables the increase of the efficiency of urban and engineering environment design, construction and operation as well the efficiency of any city networks operation with no increase of current expenses,” said Sergey Kuchin. According to him, this project was implemented by ROSATOM in cooperation with Rostelecom, the Ministry for Communications and Mass Media as well as a row of other Smart City consortium participants, on behalf of which an application for participation in the federal program “Digital Economy of the Russian Federation” was submitted. Besides, Sergey Kuchin amplified the cooperation of ASE Group of Companies with the Nizhny Novgorod region government in terms of implementation of MULTI-D City modern digital city planning platform in Nizhny Novgorod and in Sarov, one of Rosatom CATU.   From 2022 MULTI-D City shall be proposed for implementation in the cities of Nizhny Novgorod region with the population exceeding 100 thous. people.  Moreover, a joint work on implementation of the following ASE digital products is launched in Nizhny Novgorod:   a digital catalog of industrial enterprises’ products (MULTI-D Market project) and a project for creation of an eco-environment for development of IT-companies and start-ups (iCluster project). 
Maxim Zharenov, session moderator, Director for Skolkolo Fund International Development and Acceleration, draw the public attention to the trend of profound digitalization of city environment and city infrastructure control processes that offers great opportunities to the companies engaged in this sector.  According to Mr.Zharenov, experts of leading world consulting companies forecasted that with the smart city market volume worldwide rated by more than 420 tln. US dollars in 2017, by 2020 it shall increase threefold and exceed 1.5 tln. US dollars. 
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Global Innovation Labs (USA), Innovative Infrastructure of Ural Federal University named after the first RF President B.N. Eltsin and Economy Institute of the Science Committee of the Ministry for Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan supported by Moscow Innovation Agency acted as the conference moderators.
ASE group of companies was established as part of ROSATOM engineering division by merging leading companies of the industry, such as: JSC ASE EC - Atomstroyexport JSC - Atomenergoproekt JSC - ATOMPROEKT JSC ASE is one of the global leaders in nuclear power engineering and accounts for 31% of the global NPP construction market. Representative offices, branches and front offices are operating within the territories of 15 countries. About 80% of the order portfolio are accounted for by foreign projects.
It implements high power NPP designing and construction projects, RAW and SNF management facilities, thermal power facilities and renders services within the full range of EPC, EPC(M) and PMC for any complex engineering facilities. 


Source: Press Service of ASE Group of Companies