Zhatai Shipyard to let build up to 10 river ships and scrap at least two ships per year
Yakutsk hosted the on-site meeting of RF Arctic and Antarctic Council of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation involving representatives of ad hoc committees and officials.
As part of the meeting the participants visited the construction site of Zhatai Shipyard where initial construction work ground is being prepared for the future workshops.
The meeting participants emphasized that the key task of the Strategy for the development of Russia’s inland water transport till 2030 is upgrading the fleet of companies involved in Northern Delivery programme in other socially important shipping projects. The Zhatai Shipyard construction is in line with this Strategy. It will let the region build up to 10 river ships and scrap at least two ships per year. Once completed the shipyard will participate in fleet renewal programme for outdated fleet of Lena United River Shipping (LORP), which performs inland transportation of goods to the Arctic regions of Yakutia.
The comprehensive investment project “Modernization and development of Russian facilities on construction of a state-of-the-art river fleet for inland water ways (Zhatai Shipyard)” is included into the state programme “Social and economic development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation”. In 2017, the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Government approved the programme “Development of inland water transport and inland water ways of the Lena Basin” providing for modernization and renovation of 21 ships and construction of 2 ships with total capacity of 41,000 tonnes.
Total financing is estimated at RUB 5.75 billion including RUB 4.1 billion allocated by the federal budget.