2019 September 9
(Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin - On development of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex)
- In this context (cooperation with leading shipbuilding companies – Ed.), I would like to distinguish one of the leading European operators – Damen Shipyards of the Netherlands. We cooperate in the area of gas carriers, their design and construction. We interact with Korean shipbuilders, there are Singapore shipyards we partner on shelf projects, on offshore facilities. There are equipment manufacturers like General Electric, for example.
... Our railways cannot transport 24-meter long sheets that we need to ensure efficient construction of hulls. Construction of a metal production facility could be a solution. That facility should be located in sufficient proximity to our shipyard so that such sheets could be delivered by sea.
From an interview to Russia-24 news channel.