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  • 2017 August 15 17:38

    Zvezda shipyard will lay down first four vessels in September 2017 (photo)

    Ceremonial keel-laying of the first four vessels will be held at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in September 2017. The progress of works at the shipyard has been inspected by Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, on 15 August 2017, says press center of the Primorsky Territory Government. 

    Dmitry Rogozin was accompanied by Primorye Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky, Rosneft Vice-President Andrey Shishkin, FESSRC Director General Yury Fil’chenok and Zvezda Director General Sergey Tseluiko.

    The delegation visited two facilities built as part of the shipyard’s first phase – hull production facility and paint shops were put into operation in autumn 2016. Production of ship structures has been launched there. Moreover, in the beginning of September the shipyard will hold keel-laying of the first four vessels there.

    They also visited the largest facility at the shipyard’s construction site - heavy outfitting facility. Its construction has entered the final phase. The facility is being equipped with heavy weight lifting equipment.

    One more facility inspected by the commission was the dry dock, the construction of which was launched as part of the second phase. It will start building large capacity vessels by 2024.

    Deputy Prime Minister of Russia emphasized high rates of the shipyard development.  

    According to him, Zvezda is the largest shipyard in Russia which is essential for the development of the entire Far East of Russia and the Primorye in particular.

    Construction works and development of the Zvezda shipyard is under permanent control of RF President and Government, says the statement.

    The shipbuilding complex Zvezda which is under construction at the premises of the ship repair yard and adjacent territory in the Bolshoy Kamen bay will build vessels of any complexity, purpose and characteristics including vessels never built in Russia before.

    According to Vladimir Miklushevsky, the Zvezda shipyard is a priority project in Russia. It will let improve the level of import substitution in the region with all industrial companies of Russia’s Far East to secure order under interplant cooperation. Besides, more than 7,000 jobs will be generated under the project.

    Experts consider the new complex to be one of the instruments to principally change the strategic position of Russia’s civil shipbuilding as well as construction of competitive state-of-the-art marine facilities.

    The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is being built by a Consortium of Rosneftegaz, Rosneft and Gazprombank on the basis of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center. The shipbuilding complex design involves the construction of a heavy outfitting berth, a dry dock, full-cycle production shops for the construction of super ships and marine facilities, and production shops for the construction of offshore marine facilities.

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