Victor Olersky, Deputy Transport Minister of Russia – Head of RosMorRechFlot, congratulates Okskaya shipyard on its 110th anniversary
Victor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, send a telegram of congratulations to the management and the team of Okskaya Sudoverf JSC on the occasion of its 110th anniversary.
Dear colleagues and friends!
With all my heart I congratulate you on the 110th anniversary of your wonderful company’s fruitful activities. Throughout its history which exceeds a century the company had different names but was always true to its mission – building perfect river ships and ships of mixed sea/river navigation for Russia and, when necessary, performing challenging military orders, precisely within the time limits.
Navashino Shipyard, currently known as Okskaya Sudoverf JSC, a company with a special history and fighting spirit has always been looking for new shipbuilding technologies. In our country, it has traditionally been the first to master building new ships and manufacturing new products: oil barges, lumber carriers, boxships, tank landing hydrofoils, floating bridges, pontoon sections, etc.
The fate of the shipyard located thousands kilometers from the sea strongly depends on the state and fluctuations of our inland water transport and I know firsthand that Navashino shipbuilders have frequently had to demonstrate special efforts, will and character to preserve a unique team, an acknowledged engineering school and the very heart of the hi-tech shipbuilding in the center of the Volga Region.
Today, your company, the largest tax donor of the Navashino District, one of the shipbuilding leaders of a large fast-developing holding, continues modernization of its infrastructure and equipment as well as renovation of its product range. Your positive financial result of 2016 was good news for the entire industry.
In its turn, Rosmorrechflot clearly understands the necessity of serial and ‘long’ orders for Navashino shipbuilders to consolidate this progress. The main thing is to ensure steady demand for ships of river and mixed sea/river navigation. For that purpose we have to create conditions for returning bulk cargo to inland water ways within a short period of time. I would like to assure you, that RF Ministry of Transport is aware of its responsibility and considers this task as a top priority.
Once again, congratulations on the anniversary, wishing the Navashino shipbuilders retain and develop wonderful traditions of their company. May you and yours be healthy and prosperous, continue the existing and create new labour dynasties here, in the very heart of Russia.