On November 28, the 'Kangalassy Industrial Park' Advanced Development Zone hosted the opening of the “dome house” on its territory. This is the first experience of using such technology in Yakutia.
Five months ago, June 28, the Sinet group of companies and North-Eastern Federal University signed an agreement on a joint experiment aimed at finding solutions to improve people's lives in northern conditions.
The house is located in the village of Kapitonovka. The house is one-story, with a garage for two cars. The dome itself weighs 6 tons, diameter - 20 meters.
The opening ceremony was attended by Arsen Tomsky - General Director of Sinet Group of Companies, Gerasim Pavlov - NEFU Vice-Rector for Economics and Infrastructure, Ivan Noev - Director of the NEFU Testing Ground, Fyodor Barashkov - Deputy Director for Construction, Kangalassy Industrial Park LLC.
- The idea of introducing dome technology in the conditions of Yakutia has ripened for a long time, about five years. And step by step, we nevertheless reached this point. The experimental dome was made in St. Petersburg. inDriver took over the financial part of the project, and today, in a festive atmosphere, we donate all the equipment as a gift to NEFU at their testing ground. University staff will install sensors and conduct all necessary measurements.
If the technology will show itself well in protecting houses and the surrounding area from extreme cold, then domes can gradually be introduced into construction in Yakutia and other northern regions of the world. This first step can gradually lead to an improvement in the lives of millions of people. Sizes can range from domes for small houses to structures over entire blocks.
Next year we want to install a larger dome in Yakutsk or somewhere nearby. We are thinking about where to put it.
One-storey comfortable house is ready to move in. Currently, electricity is supplied from the generator, but an application for technical connection has been submitted, and in the near future the house will be wired for stationary electricity. The essence of the project is primarily to assess the effect of the dome on permafrost and climate.
Dmitry Filippov, project curator, NEFU Road Faculty Dean:
- The house is not particularly different from ordinary houses. It has autonomous stove heating - a long-burning boiler. We will record the energy parameters through the consumption of fuel resources. At the same time, the most important area of our experiment is monitoring and forecasting the state of permafrost. Nobody before us experienced dome technologies in the conditions of permafrost and extremely low temperatures. 7 wells were drilled at the experimental site, 3 of them in the house, in which thermal sensors were immersed to measure soil temperature. Using specialized software, a section of the thawing bowl will be simulated and the forecast of permafrost processes will be calculated. In Tomsk, a professional weather station was ordered and prepared with sensors for temperature and humidity, atmospheric pressure, the temperature of the underlying surface and solar radiation specifically for the experiment. Metering devices are installed to measure heat and study energy efficiency, as well as standard thermal imagers.
We are proud that we are participating in such a large-scale project and our results can make a revolution in world science.
The announcement of the selection of volunteers received over 60 applications. Even the residents of Magnitogorsk wanted to participate in the project. As a result, the Litvinov family was selected. Given the seriousness of the project, there are two more families in the reserve that have expressed a desire to participate in the project.
The Litvinov family is already attached to the medical clinic of NEFU. Not only doctors, but also psychologists will monitor their condition, since it is not known for certain how closed space can affect a person.
The Litvinovs will move in early December and live until the beginning of summer. One of the conditions for selection was coverage in social networks and the media through blogging.
This year, on the 20th anniversary of its creation, Sinet Group announced a new non-profit initiative - the Sinet Spark project of high-tech development in Yakutia. The following four were taken as the first directions: the mission of the city of Yakutsk with access to the design code, dome technology, the problem of dust in the city and the creation of a large water park in Yakutsk.