Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex and Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries create a joint venture
Rosneft says Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (The Republic of Korea) signed the Term Sheet for creating a joint venture (JV) to manage projects for construction of Arctic shuttle tankers.
The purpose of the established JV is the technological support for the construction of Arctic shuttle tankers at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex of various sizes with deadweight from 42 to 120 thousand tons. Tankers will be used for the export of oil produced at the fields of Rosneft, as well as for other Russian and foreign producers.
Cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will facilitate development of advanced shipbuilding technologies at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex.
SHI has extensive experience and high qualification in the design and construction of Arctic shuttle tankers. A total of 48 shuttle tankers (39% оf the overall number of vessels of this type) were built at SHI shipyard, including 10 out of the 12 Arctic shuttle tankers built in the world so far.
Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is set up in Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Region. The shipbuilding complex design provides for the construction of a heavy outfitting berth, a dry dock, full-cycle production shops, and shops for the construction of offshore marine facilities.
Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex will produce heavy tonnage ships, elements of offshore platforms, ice-class vessels, special vessels and other marine equipment.