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Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister October 27, 2014

During the meeting, as reported on the website of the Government of the Russian Federation, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin stated that the implementation of shipbuilding complex ("Star") investment project will be the basis for offshore shipbuilding and marine engineering.

"Zvezda" project is under construction in Bolshoi Kamen in the Far East, Primorsky Krai. The work is going on there, Rogozin himself visited the dite on August 30. The installation of modern technological equipment which is being mounted in the facility must be completed by January. Dmitry Rogozin disclosed the total cost of the project - 111 billion rubles.

The new shipyard is built by a consortium, which includes the leading Russian companies in the field of continental shelf development. "Zvezda" will begin to build tankers, bulk carriers with deadweight up to 350 thousand tons, LNG carriers with capacity up to 300 thousand m3 starting in 2019. Additionally the shipyard will construct cost-effective high-tech vessels for ice navigation.

Since that time the Russian shipbuilding undustry, according to Rogozin, should reach the full production range for civil arctic shipbuilding. As a preliminary step since 2016 the plant will start building cost-effective auxiliary and support vessels needed by the leading Russian companies.


Russian company "Navis" has recently implemented an integrated dynamic positioning control system for the world's most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker (project 22) ordered by Rosmorrechflot, Russia, currently under construction at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg, reports

The company "Navis" is one of the few in the world to successfully expand the functionality of dynamic positioning system to perform dredging operations. This system has been installed on a ship "Reimerswaal" belonging to Dutch company "Reimerswaal Dredging", as well as on one of the largest dredging vessels in Asia "Tong Tu" used by Chinese company "China Communications Construction Co Ltd" that has 15,000 cubic meters hopper and 90 m maximum operating depth.

"Navis" is among the top five world leaders in dynamic positioning systems market. The company production is designed to reflect the latest advances in technology, demands of experienced DPS operators, recommendations of the International Association of Marine Contractors (IMCA) and requirements of the leading maritime classification societies (DNV, ABS, LR, BV, CCS, GL, RS).

Since 1996 the company delivered more than 500 DPS systems for various types of vessels and is recognized as one of the world's most trusted suppliers of dynamic positioning systems.


The Magnitogorsk Steel Factory (MSF) participated in "Offshore Marintec Russia", the first international exhibition and conference in St. Petersburg. The main theme of this event was ice-class shipbuilding and development of high-tech equipment for development of the Arctic and continental shelf.

MSF capabilities on producing shipbuilding steel and thick strengthened steel plates were presented at the Factory's stand, according to the portal

The rolling mill #5000 with 1.5 million tons of steel a year capacity is able to produce almost any kind of steel plate. In particular, it is able to produce large-diameter pipes that fully meet the demands of "Gazprom" and "Transneft" companies. Technological capabilities allow the mill to manufacture products for the oil platforms operating in the Arctic, as well as special steel for the hulls of naval tankers and modern ice-class vessels.

The shipbuilding steel manufactured at the rolling mill #5000 has been certified by the French Bureau Veritas, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Norwegian and German classification societies Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd.


The company "Uralmash NGO Holding" has started serial production of "Arctic" drilling rigs, thus bringing domestic oil and gas engineering at the world level, reports "Kommersant" basing on expert opinion.

The company has already sent the first five "Arctic" drilling rigs to customers. The company representatives specify that "Arctic" is positioned as a premium product which can be optimized for a specific customer's requirements.

As noted by the "Uralmash NGO Holding", this model is designed for drilling on the Yamal Peninsula that is basically very similar to offshore rigs. All technological modules of the rig is containerized and the drilling derrick is easily assembled. It allows to exploit the "Arctic" in winter without idle periods. Besides, the rig installation is completely covered with, from the crown block to the front of the bridge. Another important feature of the "Arctic" is a combined heating system. In addition, the "Arctic" can be used to drill both single and cluster wells to a depth of 6 km.

"Kommersant" concludes that by starting serial production of "Arctic" rigs, the Russian oil and gas engineering industry has reached a highest level. Technologies and materials developed and applied in the creation of this rig, combined with unique design and management decisions, suggest the restoration of leading world positions by domestic industry and production engineering, perhaps for the first time since the Soviet era. The company "Uralmash NGO Holding" has demonstrated that it is able to meet the modern demands of oil and gas industry for quality drilling equipment, including heavy plants for operating in the most challenging environment.


The Technical University of Istanbul hosted the International Scientific Conference on Shipbuilding / 28-th Asian-Pacific Technical Exchange and Advisory Meeting on Marine Structures (TEAM 2014) in late October. Sergei Ogay, Rector of the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University and Professor Mikhail Voyloshnikov participated in this remarkable event.

The Conference decided to hold TEAM 2015 in Vladivostok, on the basis of the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University.

International scientific-practical conference on shipbuilding (TEAM) is the most prominent international forum of shipbuilders in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1987, the Conference is held annually in one of Asia-Pacific countries (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Turkey, Russia).

TEAM's 'Founding Father', a famous Japanese shipbuilder Professor M. Mano believed that TEAM should not be a theoretical conference separated from practical industry problems, but a meeting of people who are at the forefront of the challenges of building new ships, both leading shipyards engineers and researchers from major Asia - Pacific universities. Therefore, the fundamental TEAM feature is the personal participation of its authors and contributors. Active involvement of young and promising engineers and scholars has become a good tradition of the conference. The combination of experience and young energy provides a perfect opportunity for the TEAM success. MSU(N) Information & Public Relations Center.


The company "Transit-DV" is going to improve its own monitoring capabilities of the environmental situation in the Far Eastern seas and calls other shipping and ship bunkering companies to join this initiative, according to press report by RIA 'PrimaMedia'.

The recent incident when oil spill caused a lot of trouble in the waters of Kruglaya Bay (Khasan district located in the southern tip of Primorsky Krai) forced the company to seriously consider the strengthening of its assets and services designed to deal with such emergency situations. In addition, the company is preparing to monitor coastal water areas adjacent to Posiet and Slavyanka ports using drones, build capacity for the collection of waste and oily waters from ships of other companies, and to clear sea areas of debris and oil.

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