Surface Combustion is executing a contract to manufacture and deliver two metal-parts furnace (MPF) systems for the Kizner Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility (CWDF) in Udmurt Republic, Russia. The facility will destroy thousands of tons of deadly chemical munitions from an old Soviet-era arsenal. The two units are duplicates of systems manufactured by Surface Combustion in 2004 and 2005 on behalf of the governments of the United States and United Kingdom for the Shchuch’ye CWDF Plant, where they are playing a crucial role in the destruction of a nerve agent.
The current project is being funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Canada. The Kizner CWDF is one of seven declared Russian Federation Chemical Weapon Storage Facilities, in which a total of some 40,000 metric tons of chemical weapons were stockpiled. Since 2002, approximately 30% has been destroyed through programs including the G8-led Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction. This program was launched seven years ago to address a number of non-proliferation, counterterrorism and disarmament issues related to weapons of mass destruction. Canada has pledged $1 billion over 10 years to the Global Partnership.