• 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 February 18

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17:36 Maersk Line announces rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:41 MAN Energy Solutions launches new TCT turbocharger series
16:26 VSC receives positive conclusion of state environmental expertise
16:02 Herbert-ABS releases HECSTAB Offshore
15:31 PPR 6 preview: IBIA working for sensible 2020 solutions at IMO meeting
15:02 Suez Canal extends its dry bulk vessels tolls reduction
14:43 Gazprom and Almaz-Antey Corporation sign contract for batch manufacturing of subsea production equipment
14:20 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 15,842 in RF spot market
14:02 MOL Chemical Tankers acquires 20% share of Dutch tank container company Den Hartogh
13:39 2nd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress to gather over 200 Russian and foreign participants
13:15 ONE unveils enhanced intra-Asia Japan service network for 2019
12:51 Nakhodka Trade Sea Port and Damen sign contract on delivery of tug by summer 2019
12:18 33 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 17-18
11:53 World Maritime University signs MoU with Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
11:30 Coastal fish assessments to continue in Baltic Sea with renewed HELCOM project
11:07 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on ultra-luxury cruise ship "Silver Moon"
10:55 Finnpilot Pilotage amendments its service terms during validity of winter assistance restrictions
10:26 ASCO is interested in cooperation with prominent shipping companies
10:07 Diana Shipping announces the sale of two Panamax dry bulk vessels and time charter contracts for m/v Crystalia and m/v Maera with Glencore
09:40 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $66.36, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $56.23
09:21 Baltic Dry Index is up to 639 points
09:07 Panama Canal Board of Directors appoints new Canal Administrator and Deputy Administrator
08:07 IMO conducts training course to enhance maritime security in Kenya
07:32 Valencia hosts first internal technical meeting of European project “H2PORTS - Implementing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies in Ports”

2019 February 17

16:59 Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Rockport, Texas
15:09 Kleven Shipyard delivers to Maersk the AHTS Maersk Maker
14:33 Danube high-speed low-wash ferry offers new level of efficiency and reliability
13:21 Interorient Marine Services Ltd. convicted and sentenced for oil discharge
12:39 USCG assists in rescue of five people from sunken vessel near Dutch Harbor
11:01 European ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window environment

2019 February 16

16:15 Ribbon-cutting kicks off ICTSI´s Batumi terminal expansion project
14:42 Höegh’s RoRo solution chosen for 112MT Transformer shipment
13:28 Torqeedo wins Innovation Award at Miami International Boat Show for powerful new inboard electric propulsion system
12:13 Telford Offshore beefs up its fleet
10:26 Chevron inks new LNG agreement with GS Caltex

2019 February 15

18:05 Noble Corporation announces purchase of a second newbuild jackup rig from PaxOcean
16:57 Port of Goole powered by £1 million solar installation
16:26 ABP continues support of Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
15:30 Sea Cup 2019 preliminaries kick off in Kamchatka
15:04 CNIIMF authorized to confirm conformity of dangerous cargo containers
13:59 Nevsky Shipyard starts cutting metal for cargo-passenger ship of PV22 project
13:32 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 5,500 tonnes fish in Jan’2019, down 48% Y-o-Y
13:08 Fincantieri and Princess Cruises celebrate three construction milestones of three “Royal” class ships at the Monfalcone shipyard
12:45 Dredging under Sea Port Sukhodol project to exceed 7 mln cbm – details to be covered at the Congress
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11:46 8 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 14-15
11:27 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down seventh dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
11:08 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
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10:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.63% to $64.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.57% to $54.72
10:08 EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II
09:41 Bunker prices are going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up down to 628 points
09:07 ICTSI inaugurates the expansion of its Batumi International Container Terminal
08:07 MAN Energy Solutions wins contract to supply the engines for a new harbour tug in Spain
07:41 Inmarsat announces new initiatives to support maritime, ports and logistics start-ups with Rainmaking and Bluetech

2019 February 14

18:03 Austal's LCS 20 completes acceptance trials
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