USC calls on localization of foreign companies’ manufacture of dredging equipment in Russia (photo)
Sergei Italyantsev, Head of “Sea/river vessels” Programme Directorate, United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), calls on local production of dredging fleet and equipment, IAA PortNews correspondent reported from the 4th International Forum of Dredging Companies which opened in Moscow on 15 February 2017.
When speaking at the Forum, Sergei Italyantsev, told about special steps undertaken towards localization of foreign companies’ manufacture of high-tech dredging equipment in Russia. In particular, he mentioned making of division sheets and the steps to transfer the technologies to Russian shipyards.
According to the USC representative, almost all shipyards of the Corporation are ready to build dredging vessels.
“First of all, it is Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard which has built a series of TSHD 1000 vessels. It is also the Khabarovsk shipyard which has an experience in construction of dredgers,” said Sergei Italyantsev. Lotus shipyard was also mentioned among other yards ready to secure orders for construction of dredging vessels.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 60 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates about 80% of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.