SCF supports development of professional maritime education in Russia’s Far East
On 6 September 2017, the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maksim Sokolov, along with the Deputy Minister of Transport and Head of the Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport Viktor Olersky, paid a working visit to the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University, Sovcomflot says in a press release.
At the invitation of the Honorary President of G.I. Nevelskoy Maritime State University Sergey Frank and its Rector, Sergey Ogay, the heads of the Ministry of Transport were briefed about the ongoing work to set up a Training Centre (an Educational and Simulator Complex for Continuous Professional Development in Navigation ). They were also acquainted with the University’s Informational Science and Education project, a public-private partnership.
Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University is one of Russia’s leading specialist universities. The first buildings of the new scientific and educational facilities will open their doors to new cadets and faculty members in late 2018/early 2019. The simulator complex will operate in conjunction with the floating laboratory set up this year on Gennadiy Nevelskoy, a multifunctional ice-breaking platform supply vessel owned by Sovcomflot which will support the university’s scientific and educational programmes.
The heads of the Ministry of Transport were shown the latest cutting-edge equipment that will be used at the new training centres. Students will use the equipment to help prepare them for future work in the Arctic and subarctic sea basins, as well as for careers in the field of electric propulsion. They also supported the university’s proposal to transition to digital standards of educational, scientific and innovative activity, to significantly improve the quality of vocational education and training.
During his visit, Sergey Frank also met the University’s management to discuss the preliminary results of the institution’s main activities for 2017, which were aimed at improving the quality of the university’s work, resolving problematic issues, setting tasks for the future, and implementing a joint plan of action for the year. Participants in the meeting paid great attention to providing support for young instructors, postgraduate students and veterans of maritime education through a system of grants, scholarships and pension payments organised in accordance with the University Endowment Fund set up in 2016, at the initiative of and with financial support from Sovcomflot.
PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world's leading shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as servicing offshore exploration and oil and gas production. The Group’s fleet comprises 149 vessels (own and chartered) with a total deadweight of over 13.1 million tonnes. Half of its ships are ice-class vessels.
Sovcomflot is involved in servicing large oil and gas projects in Russia and around the world: Sakhalin-1, Sakhalin-2, Varandei, Prirazlomnoye, Novy Port, Yamal SPG and Tangguh (Indonesia). The company’s head office is in St. Petersburg, with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol and Dubai.
Sovcomflot is a major employer, and a leading consumer of vocational maritime training in Russia. The company has long-standing partner relations with Russia’s three leading maritime universities. As part of its partnership with the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University, Sovcomflot plays an active role in the cultural and patriotic work of the institution and maintaining its material and technical base, as well as its social infrastructure, up-to-date.