USC expects its Astrakhan cluster to build 12 river-sea class ships per year
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) expects its Astrakhan cluster to build 12 river-sea class ships per year, IAA PortNews correspondent cites USC President Aleksey Rakhmanov as telling journalists.
According to USC head, the cluster will include the Lotos and Krasniye Barikady shipyards (the latter currently being integrated into USC) as well as Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association (ASPO).
The cluster will be headed by Aleksey Seleznyov whose main task is to ensure the cluster profitability.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.