• 2018 April 19 16:39

    Admiralteiskie Verfi and Roshydromet sign contract for designing and construction of North Pole ice-resistant platform (photo, graphics)

    On 19 April 2018, Admiralteiskie Verfi JSC (Admiralty Shipyards) and Russia’s Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) signed a contract for designing and construction of the North Pole ice-resistant self-propelled platform (Project 00903). According to the shipyard, the contract foresees the delivery to the customer in 2020. 

    The document was signed by Maxim Yakovenko, Head of Roshydromet, and Aleksandr Buzakov, Director General of Admiralteiskie Verfi JSC. 

    “Today’s event marks the beginning of a principally new phase of striving towards scientific insight into the Arctic amid the melting of ice. And we are proud of Russia being the first here, – emphasized Maxim Yakovenko. – We are glad to have a very good partner, the Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard, without which the project would just not be possible. Five years ago, Admiralteiskie Verfi built our best vessel, the flagship of the scientific research fleet, the Akademik Tryoshnikov. The traditions have been established and I am sure they will show an intense development.”

    “Signing of the contract for construction of the ice-resistant platform is a very significant event for Admiralteiskie Verfi, – emphasized Aleksandr Buzakov. – We have been working on this project for two years already and today we have a clear idea about the technical design of the ship. The shipyard is happy to carry on the traditions of building ice-class ships going back to the nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin and it is ready to build more and more sophisticated ships of both civil and military applications.”

    The North Pole ice-resistant self-propelled platform is intended for round-the-year comprehensive scientific research in high latitudes of the Arctic Ocean. The specialized vessel is unique with high hull strength of Arc8 class, fuel endurance of about two years, service life of at least 25 years, crew of 14 members and scientific personnel of 48 members. 

    The all-season scientific-research platform with built-in equipment will be able to make geological, acoustic, geophysical and oceanographic observations, move in ice-covered waters without assistance of icebreakers and provide a helipad for МИ-8 АМТ (Ми-17) helicopters. 

    Admiralteiskie Verfi has an extensive experience in building ice-class ships. From early 2000-ies the shipyard has built a series of five 20,000 DWT ice-class tankers, 70,000 DWT Arctic tankers Mikhail Ulyanov and Kiril Lavrov and scientific-research ship Akademik tryoshnikov. The Ilya Muromets icebreaker built by the shipyard joined the fleet of for RF Navy in November 2017. 

    Specifications of the ice-resistant platform: length – 67.8 m; breadth – 22.5 m; displacement – about  7,500 t; power propulsion unit – 3,600 kW; speed - 10 knots. 

    Admiralteiskie Verfi OJSC (Admiralty Shipyards) is a key enterprise of shipbuilding, a centre of conventional submarine building of Russia. The shipyard is affiliated with the United Shipbuilding Corporation OJSC. A number of contracts are being successfully implemented at the shipyard for domestic and foreign customers. Four series of submarines are under construction now for RF and foreign Navies. Besides, icebreaker Ilya Muromets is under construction. The Company’s staff numbers 6,300 persons. On 5 November 2017 the shipyard celebrated 313 years from its foundation.

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    Budget allocations for design and construction of North Pole ice-resistant self-propelled platform to total RUB 6,966.6 million (document) >>>>




2018 May 23

17:27 Greece suggests arranging cruise lines to Russia
17:00 Rosmorrechflot comes out for replacement of shipbuilding subsidies with cheap financing
16:16 Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation enters into force
15:48 New Belgium container connection bolsters Port of Hull
15:25 DALO chooses SARIS to support SAR operations
15:03 FESCO transports three transformers from Novorossiysk for Moscow central heating and power plants
14:42 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.3 million passengers in 4M’18, down 3%, Y-o-Y
14:21 Hapag-Lloyd update on restrictions for DG cargo handling at FIFA World Cup in Russia
13:59 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 18.5% to 1.0 million tonnes in 4M’18
13:36 SASCO BoD elected Aleksey Pavlov as Director General of the company
13:13 “K” Line announces delivery of special coal carrier “CORONA XANADU”
12:52 Tallink Grupp to list shares also on Helsinki Stock Exchange
12:31 Rosmorport appoints Sergey Lyamtsev as Acting Director of its Azov Basin Branch (photo)
12:13 MPC Container Ships ASA acquires three 2,500 TEU feeder container vessels
11:43 Strong programme raises profile of The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference
11:18 Gunvor forms new ship holding jv СlearOcean Tankers
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in 4M’18 grew by 1.1% Y-o-Y to 207.78 million tonnes
10:28 Brent Crude futures price down 0.63% to $79.07, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $71.91
10:09 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v P. S. Palios with Koch
09:55 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down lead multi-purpose dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
09:52 Container shipping is smart to collaborate on standards, says MSC CIO
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,199 points

2018 May 22

18:37 CMA CGM announces GRR from India and Sri Lanka to West Africa
18:07 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company adopts ABS Subchapter M regulatory compliance mobile software
17:47 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 2.8% to 6.49 million TEUs in Jan-Apr’18
17:33 Suez Canal revenues up to 479.3million dollar in April
17:26 Severnaya Verf starts cutting metal for initial section of longline factory vessel (photo)
17:05 Med Marine signs two new design contracts with Robert Allan
16:28 Okskaya Sudoverf launches second shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 2 (photo)
16:05 Bibby Offshore secures multimillion North Sea contract
15:50 RF Ministry of Justice registers order on designation of caution areas in ports of cities hosting World Cup 2018
15:34 New generation of RoRo’s designed by KNUD E. HANSEN for Grimaldi
15:04 Iridium network approved to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services
14:39 North West MP finds out more about how the Port of Barrow is powering the region
14:10 Rosmorport continues providing icebreaker assistance in the Arctic Basin
13:45 Bunker prices are going up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:21 Van Oord marks 150th anniversary with christening of SRI vessel Bravenes
12:42 IMO approves joint RF/USA proposal on regulation of shipping in the Bering Strait (photo)
12:23 Wärtsilä LNGPac passes 100th order milestone
12:14 Jotun Australia is formally open for Yacht business with complete yacht coating solutions
11:30 ABS Nautical Systems chosen as exclusive mobile compliance solution for Crosby tugs
11:26 Baltic icebreaking season 2017-2018 ends
11:03 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 4M’18 up 51% Y-o-Y to 11.28 million tonnes
10:48 IMO agrees to recognize that the Iridium network meets all the criteria
10:37 Presidents of Iceland and Finland discussed Arctic matters on board IB Urho
10:12 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $79.44, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.32% to $72.58
09:44 Development and financing of strategic transport projects uniting Lithuania and Poland discussed in Vilnius
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,239 points

2018 May 21

18:31 P&O Cruises marks first construction milestone for newest ship with steel cutting ceremony in Papenburg
18:00 IMO continues roll out of new port emissions training
17:35 Preliminary preparation stage for concession on Northern Latitudinal Railway completed
17:08 Two more vessels added to Offshore Fleet of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company
16:40 Oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky arrives at port of Messina (Sicily)
15:59 Federal funding contributes to critical infrastructure projects to support trade through the Port of Vancouver
15:31 Vympel Shipyard launches 75th Mangust patrol boat for Russian FSB Border Service (photo)
15:00 Marine Recruiting Agency starts implementing a package of educational software for UCL Holding companies
14:29 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 6,326 in RF spot market
14:03 'Sulphur cap chaos in 2020' warn world’s shipowners - ICS
13:57 BMT supports installation of Kriegers Flak Foundations
13:53 Multipurpose Reloading Complex doubles its investments in development