• 2017 March 23 12:34

    Unique crane equipment delivered to Zvezda shipbuilding complex

    Rosneft says a new large-capacity equipment was delivered to the staple of Zvezda shipbuilding complex , including two crane towers with carrying capacity of 100 t each. The length of the crane's arm is 81.7 m, the width of the railtrack is 10.5 m, the crane's height is 94.5 m. The cranes delivery from China was a technically complex transport operation as the equipment was transported assembled on a special vessel.

    The cranes were manufactured as part of a joint contract between Far Eastern Plant Zvezda and China Heavy Industry Corporation Nantong (CHIC) on delivery of crane equipment for outfitting slipway of Zvezda  shipbuilding complex . According to the contract, by the end of 2017 the Chinese company will deliver to the staple in Bolshoy Kamen the total of 5 units of equipment: two cranes with carrying capacity of 320 t and two cranes with carrying capacity of 100 t, as well as a Goliath crane with carrying capacity of 1200 t.

    The first cranes with carrying capacity of 320 t were successfully delivered and installed on the site of Zvezda shipbuilding complex in August 2016. The overall weight of the cargo amounted to 1560 t. The cranes are unique by their technical characteristics and will be used for heavy shipbuilding.

    The advanced crane equipment in the shipyard Zvezda will provide shipbuilding technological cycle in Bolshoy Kamen. The new shipyard will become the largest civil shipyard in Russia as well as a base for offshore equipment manufacturing and development.

    Contracts for the delivery of unique equipment for the shipbuilding complex Zvezda were signed during Igor Sechin's visit to China on March 18, 2016. In addition to the contract with China Heavy Industry Corporation Nantong (CHIC), Far Eastern Plant Zvezda signed a deal for delivery of five self-propelled heavy transporters with load capacity of 650 t with Suzhou Dafang Special Vehicle Co. Ltd.

    A ceremony of the shipbuilding complex Zvezda first stage launching took place in Bolshoy Kamen in September 2016. A floating dock for construction of large-capacity vessels was laid in the presence of the president of Russia Vladimir Putin.

    The shipbuilding complex Zvezda is established at the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center (FESRC) by a consortium of Rosneftegaz, Rosneft and Gazprombank. The new shipbuilding dockyard project is being built in three stages. Zvezda's first stage shall enable the construction of mid-tonnage ships and marine facilities. The second stage will be to commission a dry dock and full-cycle production shops to build large-tonnage vessels and marine facilities. The third stage will be to start a dry dock with production shops to build offshore marine facilities.

    Rosneft is the first customer of the new shipyard. The order includes four reinforced ice-class support vessels. The pilot order is to be completed in 2019. Zvezda shipbuilding complex will produce ships with water displacement up to 350 000 t, offshore platforms elements, reinforced ice-class vessels, special vessels and other types of marine equipment.

    Rosneft makes every effort to implement the shipyard complex project construction. In order to provide brand new technologies for construction of ships and marine facilities, the Company attracts equipment never used at Russian shipyards previously.

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