USC eyes new shipyard to build semi rigs in Russia’s Far East
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) plans to build a new shipyard by 2020 that would be specializing in the construction of top-side superstructures of semi-submersible drilling rigs. The new shipyard will be located in the Primorsky Territory (the Bay of Five Hunters), the USC President told PortNews correspondent.
Andrei Dyachkov, who attended today a keel-laying ceremony for new 25MW icebreaker at Baltic Shipyard, the project is the fourth phase of the construction of a shipbuilding complex in Bolshoi Kamen. The first phase includes the construction of a shop for processing hulls, which is scheduled for completion in 2013. The second phase is scheduled to begin in 2013. It includes the construction of a heavy slipway, which will enable building large-tonnage vessels at Zvezdochka Shipyard. The third phase: building a dry dock.
The Bay of Five Hunters shipyard will focus on execution of orders for the Shtokman gas condensate field and the Yamal fields, so the timing of its construction will be matched with the projects implementation, said Andrey Dyachkov.
United Shipbuilding Corporation was founded in 2007 as a 100-percent state-owned group of companies by the Presidential Decree № 394 (March 21, 2007). The Corp. consolidates about 70% of the domestic shipbuilding industry and incorporates three regional shipbuilding centers, nine engineering and design offices and 39 dockyards. The Corp’s largest shipbuilding assets include Kaliningrad-based JSC Yantar Shipyard, JSC Admiralty Shipyards (St. Petersburg), JSC PA Sevmash (Severodvinsk), JSC DVZ Zvezda (Vladivostok) and Baltic Shipyard Besides, UCS holds a 50% stake in Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, a joint venture with STX Finland Cruise Oy. The Corporation participates in several major international projects: construction of a new mega shipyard Zvezda-DSME through a JV with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engeneering (South Korea), the construction in conjunction with Yantai Raffles (Singapore) of Vostok-Raffles Shipyard. The Group builds ships for Russian customers and exports its products to 20 countries.