ASPO to build two chemical tankers of Project 00216М for Volgotrans (photo)
Caspian Energy Group (United Shipbuilding Corporation), OOO Volgotrans and ZAO Goznak-Leasing have signed a contract for construction of two chemical tankers of Project 00216М, says press center of the Caspian Energy Group.
According to Rustam Khalitov, Director General of OOO Caspian Energy Group, the tankers will be built by Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association (ASPO, part of Caspian Energy Group).
“This decision has taken a lot of efforts and energy, we have tried our best for this event to happen. Having signed a contract for construction of chemical tankers we will preserve and increase the number of shipbuilding jobs which means that the shipyard and its personnel will continue working”, he emphasized.
Caspian Energy Group combines resources that enable to provide comprehensive projects pertaining to the creation of offshore facilities.
OAO ASPO, construction division of Caspian Energy Group specializes in construction of technical facilities for offshore field development and commercial shipbuilding. ASPO comprises Astrakhan based shipyards: ASPO Main Yard, ASPO Site №3 and Lotos shipyard.
Shipping company Volgotrans (Samara, member of Russian Chamber of Shipping) earlier signed an agreement with United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) for construction of more than 30 sea/river tankers of 6,000-7,500 DWT within three years, The ships will be built to Russian designs and will sail under the flag of Russia. The orders will be placed at both USC and non-USC shipyards. All state support measures will be used to finance the project: subsidized leasing, utilization grant and Government Decree No 383 on refunding of loan interest rates.
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