Long-term plan for filling order backlog of Crimean yards to be developed within 2 months - Dmitry Rogozin
RF Government is set to develop a plan for filling the order backlog of Crimean shipbuilding and ship repairing yards up to 2030 within a couple of months, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, as telling journalists after a meeting of RF Government’s Maritime Board held on 28 April 2018 in Yalta.
“As of today, the planning horizon of the Crimean companies covers two-three years , which is not satisfactory for us. That is nothing”, said Dmitry Rogozin.
He also reminded about the plan of Concern Kalashnikov to place some of its shipbuilding orders at Morye shipyard in Feodosia.
According to Dmitry Rogozin, shipbuilding and ship repairing yards of the Crimea will work not only for the Black Sea fleet and other customers in the southern region but for the entire Russia.
“They can build not only high-speed ships and leisure boats but also vessels for the Arctic shelf. Kerch and Feodosia have such possibilities”, emphasized Dmitry Rogozin.
In his opinion, local yards should get rid of seasonal fluctuations.
“The Crimea should fall asleep in winter. There should be industry to prevent that. And shipbuilding is the backbone of it today”, added the official.