• 2018 September 11 12:50

    Vladimir Putin participated in the ceremony of the largest dry dock construction start in Russia

    Rosneft says President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin visited Zvezda shipyard in the town of Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Krai, where he attended the ceremony of section laying down for Aframax tanker and flowing of the first concrete cube of the largest dry dock in Russia.

    During his visit to Zvezda shipyard Vladimir Putin inspected transport-transferring dock, sections of multi functional supply vessel and dock complex.

    Vladimir Putin addressed the shipyard workers: "You will have a unique enterprise. Dry dock is 500 meters. There is no such thing in the country at all! And in the world - on the fingers to count where they are, - said the President of the Russian Federation. - Medium and large civil vessels will be built here, they have never been built in Russia yet." "This is such a large, large, nationwide project, not even the Far East. In this sense, you are fortunate that you are working for such an enterprise," Vladimir Putin stressed.

    To build such unique large-capacity vessels Zvezda shipyard plans to commission the largest dry dock in Russia already in 2020, three years ahead of the initially stated time.

    Dry dock technical parameters enable to construct most types of the existing and future vessels almost without tonnage and hull launching weight limitations including the largest arctic liquefied gas tanker, designed to work at the Northern sea route under Arctic LNG project, drilling vessels of high ice class, nuclear ice breaker Leader, complex marine equipment for Arctic offshore drilling and other unique vessels. 

    Another 1200 tons Goliath crane as well as dry dock gate and tower cranes are under construction for the dry dock now. In 2019 this equipment will be delivered to the construction site for installation.

    Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin noted in his report that last year was very productive for Zvezda.

    "From September 2017 to date - he stated - 157 contracts totaling to RUB 46 bln have been signed under the execution of Zvezda investment project. Unique 40 000 tons transport-transferring dock Vympel with 280 x 62 meters dimensions was delivered to the shipyard. 

    Head of Rosneft also reported that the key facilities will be commissioned in 2019:  blocks assembly shop, outfitting and modular assembly shop, pipe processing and mechanic installation shop. Shipyard capacity will increase up to 90 000 tons upon commissioning of the blocks assembly shop.

    According to Igor Sechin, construction of the new shipyard and revamping of the existing plant are aligned with the implementation of the production program. Construction of the multi functional supply vessels of the reinforced ice class is in progress according to the approved schedule. The stage of the first vessel construction on the stock will be completed in 2019 and the vessel will be floated out for further construction, tests and transfer to the customer.  

    "Materials are supplied, manufacturing of the base section for Afromax tanker is completed.  Port side section is already edged into vessel position at the open outfitting heavy staple - noted Igor Sechin.  - Designed works under the signed contract for the construction of shallow draft ice breaker by Rosmorport order are in progress. 

    In his report Igor Sechin informed that corporate contract on the establishment of JV with Samsung for construction of arctic shuttle tankers was signed according to the previous agreements.

    In order to localize the production of vessel equipment (pod drives and electric propulsion systems), construction of the pod drive manufacturing plant on the territory of Zvezda shipyard was started in November 2017. The project is managed by the joint venture of Rosneft and General Electric - Pod Drive Plant Sapphire.

    Pod drive is the key element of the vessel electric propulsion system, which secures performance characteristics of the vessel and is the first Russian product of such class. Design capacities of the plant make it possible to secure the demand in this equipment for the vessels of different class, including arctic gas carriers of Christophe de Margerie class.

    Head of the Company noted that the start of the plant production activities with regard to the production preparation and launch of production is scheduled for 2nd quarter of 2019. 

    So, a powerful shipbuilding cluster is formed in Bolhhoi Kamen and heavy large tonnage ship building is the driver for the adjacent industries development. Consortium of investors, which implements shipyard construction project relies on the multiplicative effect for the Russian industry and substantial budget receipts.

    Based on Rosneft forecasts, the amount of tax payments only by Zvezda to the budgets of all levels will be more than RUB 300 bln for 20 years.

    Zvezda Shipyard is being established at the premises of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center by the Consortium of Rosneftegaz, Rosneft and Gazprombank. Pilot workload of the Shipyard is secured by Rosneft, which signed an exclusive agreement with FESRC on placing with the Shipyard all orders for new marine equipment and ship building.

    The product line of Zvezda will include vessels with a displacement of up to 350 thousand tons, elements of offshore platforms, ice-class vessels, commercial vessels for cargo transportation, special vessels and other types of marine equipment of any complexity, characteristics and purposes, including equipment that was previously not produced in Russia due to the lack of necessary launching and hydraulic structures. By the time the project is completed, the shipyard's capacity for metal processing will be more than 330 thousand tons per year.

    Today Zvezda’s order portfolio includes 26 vessels including four multifunctional ice-class supply vessels,  ten Aframax class tankers, ten Arctic Shuttle tankers with deadweight of 42 thousand tons, Arctic Shuttle tanker with deadweight of 69 thousand tons and a shallow-draught icebreaker.

     




2019 June 17

18:24 USCG saves six people, tows disabled vessel in Port Etches
17:59 Denis Krylov appointed General Director of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
17:28 China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules
17:04 Mermaid Maritime borrows a loan of USD 65 mln to extend the financing of two vessels
16:41 Neptune Lines welcomes Neptune Galene & Neptune Thalassa after scrubber installation
16:23 DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year
16:17 Finnish ferry getting a diesel-electrical drivetrain system
16:04 MSC Katya R. sets record as largest container ship to boost Costa Rican export links to Europe
15:45 Singapore to host 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit
15:26 Onezhsky Shipyard launches multifunctional buoy tender for Volga-Baltic Basin
15:04 Hunter Group sells one vessel
14:42 Gdansk, Poland to host 6th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit
14:19 Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions
14:12 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
13:55 Finland hosts an EU–China maritime meeting
13:31 AWT completed stage III of modernization and expansion of the Paskov Terminal
13:24 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,007 in RF spot market
13:10 The Irish Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam to collaborate
12:48 Pella Shipyard launches tugboat of project 90600, Sadko, built for Sevmash-Shelf (video)
12:31 Port of Oakland exports up 8.4 percent in May 2019
12:01 North Carolina Ports adopts Vortex port equipment simulator
11:30 MEYER WERFT announces the keel laying for the new cruise ship IONA
11:15 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-May’19 declined by 1.3% to 225.91 million tonnes
11:00 Panama Canal issues proposal to modify tolls structure
10:59 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-May’2019 fell by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 19.79 million tonnes
10:37 Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard launches PPA “Paolo Thaon di Revel”
10:21 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.26% to $62.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.19% to $52.87
09:38 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-May’2019 was nearly flat YoY at 261.39 million tonnes
09:19 Diana Shipping commences self tender offer to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 17
09:10 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,085 points

2019 June 16

17:13 DC area agencies to conduct mass rescue exercise off National Harbor
16:05 Boskalis appointed as salvor for both damaged tankers in the Gulf of Oman
15:53 Fincantieri and Naval Group sign a joint venture agreement
13:47 Diana Shipping Inc. announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel, the MV Thetis
12:47 WSC unveils its hybrid patrol vessel at Seawork 2019
11:41 GasLog Partners LP announces new multi-year charter agreement with Gunvor

2019 June 15

15:44 Wight Shipyard rolls out its new windfarm support vessel concept at Seawork Int'l 2019
13:17 Malta Freeport hosts its first LNG-powered container ship
12:53 Petrobras closes the sale of TAG
11:41 USCG, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
08:43 Vessel training simulation underway at Tema Port’s new Terminal 3

2019 June 14

18:05 Ole Martin Grimsrud appointed CFO of Aker Solutions
17:44 USCG Cordova FOL crew saves man stranded for three days on Montague Island
17:05 Knud E. Hansen wins two separate contracts for innovative large RoRo vessels
16:41 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
16:26 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 90,300 tonnes of cargo in Jan-May’2019, down 38.7% Y-o-Y
16:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
15:14 “K” Line receives recognition for vessel speed reduction programs in the West Coast of North America
15:00 UK maritime industry leaders debate decarbonization, digital technologies and the future of safety at the annual ABS UK National Committee meeting
14:00 China Railway Container Transport signs strategic cooperation agreement with SITC International Holdings
13:38 Container throughput of Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port in 5M’2019 up 39% YoY to 89,649 TEUs
13:09 Algoma increases its interest in in the CSL International Pool
12:41 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 19.77 million tonnes of cargo in 5M’2019, up 8.5% Y-o-Y
12:09 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreements
11:32 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
11:09 ECSA issues statement on suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman
10:51 France signs up to fishing vessel training treaty
10:30 Zhatai Shipyard to let build up to 10 river ships and scrap at least two ships per year