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    Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  GarryB on Tue May 18, 2010 10:03 am

    I have mentioned this earlier, this is a joint venture where the South Koreans are building a state of the art ship building facility in Russias far east, it is designed for building heavy tonnage civil vessels (oil tankers and LNG carriers for example) and also large warships including aircraft carriers.

    Here is the article:

    Four shipbuilding and ship-repair zones will be created in the Far East under auspices of the Far East Shipbuilding Center.

    As reported by Primorsky Krai Industry and Transport Department, shipbuilding zone Vostok-Raffles for construction of ocean-going platforms has been already laid down at Chazhma Bay nearby Dunai settlement on the basis of Ship-Repair Yard 30; Vostok-Raffles is a new Russian-Singaporean joint venture company engaged in construction of drilling semisubmersibles. At present, the project is in the stage of planning and legal implementation.

    Identical in size shipbuilding zone Zvezda-DSME is being formed in the eastern part of Zvezda shipyard. This is going to be Russian-Korean joint venture; now it is also in the planning and implementation stages. This yard will be specialized in construction of heavy-tonnage civil vessels and ice-proof tankers. While mobilization, the shipyard is capable to built 1 rank warships including aircraft carriers.

    It is also planned to establish overhaul/upgrade zone for surface ships and submarines at Zvezda shipyard. The purpose is satisfaction of Pacific Fleet's (PF) needs in all types of complicated interim overhaul and ship modernization.

    Another ship-repair zone in Primorsky Krai – Vladivostok – is intended for maintenance of PF ships, and in prospect – for repairs of fishing and merchant ships. The zone will be based on Ship-Repair Yards 92 and 178.

    We recall that Far East Shipbuilding Center (FESC) is an affiliate of United Shipbuilding Corporation established by presidential decree. In Primorsky Krai following yards are within competence of FESC: Zvezda shipyard, Ship-Repair Yards 178, 92 and 30. The subholding company comprises shipbuilding companies of Khabarovsky Krai and Kamchatka as well.

    In 2009 FESC obtained sufficient governmental support. For instance, under federal development program of military industry Zvezda shipyard was subsidized to re-equip production capacities for repair of 3rd generation nuclear submarines.

    Besides, today four defense companies of Primorsky Krai are entitled to export war-like equipment. Primorsky Krai has tied with Rosoboronexport a general agreement of military technical cooperation with foreign countries.

    In its turn, administration of Primorsky Krai traditionally supports defense industry partially covering electricity expenses of defense companies by regional budget.

    and this is the source: http://rusnavy com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=9183&print=Y

    (to make the link work you need to put the full stop back between the rusnavy and the com.)

    A slightly clearer article is this one:

    Zvezda-DSME shipyard design work to be finished in September

       DATELINE: VLADIVOSTOK May 17

       The Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Center, which is constructing the Zvezda-DSME shipyard in Bolshoy Kamen, Primorye territory, together with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) will present the preliminary design to the State Appraisal Department in four months, the center’s Deputy General Director Yevgeny Krainov said.

       The center signed the preliminary design contract with South Korea’s KORPEK and AUDC in Vladivostok.

       Russian experts will take part in the work, so that the preliminary design corresponds to Russian standards.

       The construction of the shipyard, which will produce large-size sea vessels, began on November 18, 2009. The shipyard may be ready by late 2011.

       It will produce ice-proof tankers and gas tankers with the deadweight of 200,000-250,000 tonnes, oilrigs and LNG plants.

       Rosneft, Transneft, Gazprom, Sovcomflot and some other companies will be the shipyard clients.

       The Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Company is a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation formed in 2007.

    from here: http://www.russiandefenseblog org/?p=1109
    (replace the dot to make it work).

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:42 am

    Zvezda-DSME will be a new shipyard or an extension of current Zvezda shipyard?

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:00 am

    Identical in size shipbuilding zone Zvezda-DSME is being formed in the eastern part of Zvezda shipyard. This is going to be Russian-Korean joint venture; now it is also in the planning and implementation stages. This yard will be specialized in construction of heavy-tonnage civil vessels and ice-proof tankers. While mobilization, the shipyard is capable to built 1 rank warships including aircraft carriers.

    Based solely on the above (in bold) I would suspect that it is part of the old shipyard (the eastern part) rebuilt and upgraded by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).

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    Post  George1 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:59 pm

    Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard Starts Unprecedented Recruitment

    For the first time in many years, Baltiysky Zavod shipyard (affiliate of United Shipbuilding Corporation) starts large-scale recruitment of engineers and workers competent in shipbuilding. By 2013, labor staff of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd will increase by one third.

    Today, the shipyard employs almost 2,400 persons including over 800 direct-labor workers. According to the shipyard's personnel director Irina Musienko, by the end of 2012 the company will need to recruit 200 employees, and in 2013 – other 450 workers plus 150 engineers and servants. "Primarily, we need qualified arc welders, assemblers of shipboard systems, crane operators and chippers", she said.

    This is the first large-scale recruitment in the recent 13 years. Last time Baltiysky Zavod recruited large number of workers in 1999 to build frigates for Indian Navy. But in recent years the shipyard being controlled by ex-senator Sergei Pugachev faced employment layoffs. The reasons were lack of orders, low wages, and regular ware arrears.

    "Now all problems are in the past", says Alexander Voznesensky, Director General of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd. "With attachment to United Shipbuilding Corporation, wages grown by 30% and by the year-end they will become one of the highest in our sector", he added.

    Being almost tapped out in the last year, the shipyard's backlog of orders now has grown up to RUR 55 mln. Revenue of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd in 2012 is evaluated as RUR 12.7 bln (in the last year – RUR 1.3 bln).

    The company needs workers' arms and engineers' ideas to implement large state contracts, i.e. construction of a nuclear-powered 60-megawatt icebreaker for Atomflot and a diesel-electric 25-megawatt icebreaker for Rosmorport, completion of energy unit for the world's first floating nuclear power plant for Rosenergoatom. According to experts, unique expertise of the shipyard guarantees new contracts, growing wages, and an opportunity to develop qualification in Russian and international projects.

    JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation is Russia's largest shipbuilding company. It was established by presidential decree in 2007 with 100% shares in federal ownership. The holding comprises about 60 companies and organizations of shipbuilding industry (largest shipyards and ship-repair plants, leading design bureaus). Presently, the corporation consolidates about 70% of national shipbuilding industry. Although the company is oriented on Russian market, it exports production to 20 countries.

    Baltiysky Zavod was established in 1856. The shipyard is specialized in warships, large-capacity civil vessels for various types of cargo, icebreakers (including nuclear-powered ones), ro-ro and ro-pax ships, chemical tankers, bulkers etc.

    http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=15922

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:22 am

    Defense Ministry to Pay Penalty for Non-Accepting SSBN Yury Dolgoruky

    JSC Sevmash building Project 955 Borei nuclear-powered strategic submarines is about to claim for RUR 30 mln fr om Russian defense ministry non-accepting the Borei-class lead submarine Yury Dolgoruky, reports Izvestiya referring to the shipyard's high-ranking representative.

    Sevmash shipyard has to maintain the submarine, since defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov decided to postpone commissioning of the sub and, therefore, defrayal of all maintenance expenditures.

    According to the source, non-accepting of the submarine is related to nonavailability of mooring quays, primarily at Kamchatka wh ere first two Borei-class subs, Yury Dolgoruky and Alexander Nevsky will be stationed.

    It was reported earlier that nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine SSBN Yury Dolgoruky will be commissioned into Russian Navy in 2013. Initially, it was planned that the new sub would join the Navy in Sept-Oct 2012.

    http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=16274

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:31 pm

    Russia On Target To Float Out Five Warships Each Year

    Russian shipyards will float out five combat and auxiliary ships for the Russian Navy each year in line with the existing shipbuilding program, Navy chief Adm. Viktor Chirkov said on Wednesday.

    “I think that we will be able to float out up to five warships and auxiliary ships every year,” Chirkov told reporters in St. Petersburg at the launch of the Igor Belousov sea-rescue ship, which is expected to be commissioned in 2014.

    The construction of the Igor Belousov started in 2005 at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg but has faced a series of setbacks.

    The ship is designed to perform a variety of missions, including the search, rescue and salvage of submarines in distress. It is equipped with advanced deep-sea search-and-rescue equipment, including a deep-sea diving system produced by the Scottish firm DIVEX.

    Igor Belousov is the first rescue ship built in post-Soviet Russia. The vessel is vital for the Russian Navy as it still lacks reliable means to rescue submarines in distress.

    According to Chirkov, the ships of this type will be put in service with all Russian fleets.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said last year that the procurement of new ships and submarines for the Navy would be a priority over the next decade. The Russian government has allocated five trillion rubles ($156 bln) or a quarter of the entire armament procurement budget until 2020 for this purpose.

    In addition to at least eight Borey class nuclear subs, the Navy will receive 14 frigates, 35 corvettes, six Buyan class small artillery ships and six Ivan Gren Class landing ships.

    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20121031/177088634.html

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:09 am

    http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=16512

    Ushakov: Severnaya Verf Workloaded for Many Years Ahead


    Having celebrated its 100-th jubilee on Nov 14, Severnaya Verf shipyard is workloaded with contracts up to 2020, said the shipyard's director Alexander Ushakov.

    "Speaking of naval shipbuilding, we have enough work up to 2020. So far, we must implement current orders. In the future, we would possibly face the most advanced projects. I've seen presentation of new Project 20386 corvette developed by Almaz design bureau, a destroyer and a new nuclear-powered cruiser, as well as participated in demonstration of an aircraft carrier for Russian Navy", said Alexander Ushakov. "For prospect, Almaz bureau has project of a harbor defense corvette and so forth. So, I'm sure that Severnaya Verf will definitely have new orders and will definitely take part in tenders and construction of the most up-to-date ships for our country", he concluded.

    According to Ushakov, Severnaya Verf is one of the few Russian shipyards certified to build nuclear-powered ships. "If defense ministry decides to realize the nuclear-powered destroyer project, most likely the ship will be built at our shipyard", added the director.


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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:15 am

    destroyer and a new nuclear-powered cruiser also? too ambitious

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  TR1 on Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:39 am

    Just presentations, not orders.

    We will only see one this decade- either a "beefed up" 22350 - in the 6000+ ton range, or a nuclear 11,000 ton nuclear destroyer/cruiser.

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  GarryB on Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:42 am

    Well they only have the nuclear powered cruiser that appears to be solid... his last comment about if the Russian navy is interested in a nuclear powered destroyer then his company is ready to make it suggests they don't have an order for a nuke destroyer.

    Also keep in mind that the new revolution in the Russian military with standard weapons and standard sensors and standard propulsion makes new ships rather simpler to design as each weapon and sensor and propulsion component will be of a specific design that you just drop in like a module.

    Get a stealthy external shape designed and fit the new modules into it and you have a ship design... note I said simpler, not simple.


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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  TheRealist on Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:02 am

    What is the present status of the new shipyards that are being planned in the Kotlin Islands and the Russian Far East?

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:35 am

    Project 22350 can be the equivalent of Arleigh Burke class destroyer?

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    Post  TR1 on Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:48 am

    George1 wrote:Project 22350 can be the equivalent of Arleigh Burke class destroyer?

    There is no way ships of such size disparity can be equivalents.

    Even if they have some capability overlap.

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  TR1 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:20 am

    TheRealist wrote:What is the present status of the new shipyards that are being planned in the Kotlin Islands and the Russian Far East?


    http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/25553/

    Latest photos of the new Zvezda shipyard.

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    Post  TheRealist on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:07 am

    Glad to see that construction is moving, however I've heard that another shipyard is also underconstruction which is the Vostok-Raffles shipyards.

    Another thing is that I am surprise to know that the New Admiralty Shipyard in the Kotlin Islands is bigger compared to the Zvezda shipyard.

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:10 am

    Zvezda shipyard will construct also military ships?

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    Post  TR1 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:19 pm

    @ George: yes, it is part of UAC holdings, and as such will be mixed military + civie.

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=98250217&postcount=702

    Recent photos of Zvezda.

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    Rosneft 'eyes Russian yard move'

    Post  TheRealist on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:31 pm

    Rosneft 'eyes Russian yard move'
    http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1334382.ece

    Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft is reportedly looking to form a new shipbuilding consortium that could see it take control of a pair of yards for fabrication of offshore facilities destined for the Arctic.
    The move is apparently motivated by dissatisfaction in the Kremlin with state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation, which has been taking over domestic yards as part of the renationalisation of the country’s marine construction and repair sector.

    The effort to bring yards under the control of a single state-run entity is geared to making them more efficient and competitive in bidding for major fabrication contracts with state-controlled companies such as Rosneft and gas giant Gazprom.

    However, the renationalisation has not led to any upgrades of yard facilities or an increase in capacity utilisation, Upstream reported earlier this year.

    A dearth of orders is also stalling the $1.6 billion development of the new Zvezda shipyard in the Russian far east and a proposed new yard on Kotlin Island near St Petersburg has been put on hold due to the postponement of the Gazprom-led Shtokman gas project in the Barents Sea.

    Deputy Premier Dmitry Rogozin is now promoting the formation of a new consortium in which Rosneft and Gazprombank could each hold a 40% interest, with United Shipbuilding relegated to a holding of only 20%, according to a report in Russian-language publication Kommersant, cited by the Barents Observer.

    The new entity would be responsible for developing the Zvezda yard in Bolshoy Karmen Bay - where the first of three construction phases is due to be completed this year – into a super-facility for fabrication of semi-submersible drilling rigs and fixed platforms, as well as vessels such as LNG carriers and oil tankers.

    It would also take over the Roslyakovo yard near Murmansk, which has hitherto focused mainly on service and repair of nuclear submarines for the Navy, according to the report.

    Rosneft has signed several joint-venture pacts with foreign players, including ExxonMobil, Statoil and Eni, for exploration in the prospective Arctic region and would be keen to secure local fabrication capacity for construction of offshore facilities to bring future discoveries into development.

    However, the mooted move into fabrication by the state-owned giant may run into objections from Gazprom and independent gas producer Novatek, both of which are looking to use the Zvezda yard for construction of multiple LNG carriers to service their own  projects.

    Gazprom intends to build 13 LNG carriers for a proposed LNG plant near Vladivostok and the existing Sakhalin 2 LNG facility, while Novatek is expected to order a fleet of similar vessels for its Yamal LNG project.

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  Austin on Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:30 am

    Denis MANTUROV answered the journalists' questions following a visit of "Fair-Nevsky Shipyard"
    http://vpk.name/news/95115_denis_manturov_otvetil_na_voprosyi_zhurnalistov_po_itogam_posesheniya_oao_srednenevskii_sudostroitelnyii_zavod.html

    Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis MANTUROV a working visit to the city of St. Petersburg. During the visit the head of the Industry and Trade Ministry of Russia visited the "Mid-Nevsky Shipyard", where he got acquainted with the technology of manufacturing of ships from composite materials. After a visit to the company Denis MANTUROV answered reporters' questions.

    What plans are put in front of shipbuilding?

    D.Manturov: Tasks are actually a lot. In particular, you saw a civilian ship, a catamaran that will be used for the St. Petersburg unloading of passenger traffic and to ensure the supply for the Ministry of Defence. Given today's global trends for the construction of high-speed vessels, we will gradually increase the size of ships that will be built on a composite scheme. Today, it is 60 meters long sweepers, we will continue to go in the direction of the length of 100-120 meters. Next we move to the Central Research Institute. Krylova, where the need to discuss issues related to the implementation of the existing Federal Target Program "Development of civil and marine engineering," to sum up a certain work on this program, it is one of the results in terms of development of new technologies.

    In Russia 40,000 km of maritime borders, 100,000 km of water of sea routes, and, of course, shipbuilding, as an industry, is of great significance and prospects of its development. And not just on the security of inland marine transportation routes, but also by the implementation of those orders which are at the gas and oil companies. In particular, they CRI. Krylova, we will discuss the enforcement of orders from our Russian companies. According to their plans, it is about 1,400 ships by 2020. If we translate into money, it is about 1.2 trillion rubles. Of course, we must not lose this opportunity and to place orders with Russian shipyards at the expense of those technologies that we have developed over the past 4 years. It is also necessary to use those projects that are already available and should be implemented in practice. We need to consider issues related to the implementation of tasks assigned to the President by 21 May and late July, at the completion of the development strategy of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. Today we will examine the concept in order to protect her in September at the departmental level, at the level of the Board of Directors of the USC and to report to the President on the alert.

    We did not so long ago, the President addressed the issues, the state defense order for 2013-2016 and up to 2020. There are certain problems that we are currently working with the Ministry of Defence and other agencies are working together. This is primarily pricing issues. We understand how to solve the problems that have accumulated. We connect to this work, including, and Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute, the leading financial institutions in order to conduct additional financial audit to determine the prices for those orders that the Defense Ministry has signed with USC. Today we are at the stage of completion of the negotiation of the pricing principles that should zakladyvatsya for the future. We came to an agreement with the Ministry of Defence to optimize delivery schedules ships. It was decided to reduce the number of types of ships. Now we have only three types of corvettes and frigates are two types. Need to move to high-volume production, thereby decrease the price and terms. An issue relating to the development of weapons and technical equipment for ships. Today, there is a gap between the production casing, which is responsible for the parent company and production equipment. We have agreed with the Ministry of Defence that in future orders the development of weapons and production equipment will also be through the parent company. This will provide the ability to control and reduce the costs of the Ministry of Defence.

    Recently, the President said that the price of defense contracts can be fixed so that it did not grow in the process. Are there any steps in this direction?

    D.Manturov: I have already talked about this. Together with the Krylov Institute and the Finance Academy perform audits of prices from contracts that are already in place. According to him there were problems with underfunding. In this work, we have to come up with our colleagues from other departments to the same principle of pricing. Not to continue the practices that evolved in recent years. The result of this practice is the systematic nedofinansirovnie projects. Should be distributed finansirovnie so that at the very beginning of the production company could be ordered and equipment, and weapons. This will optimize the timing, quantity production to increase production and to execute contracts on time.

    Ministry of Transport of Russia's strategy for the development of water transport refers to the need for a program of ship recycling and replacing the old with the new. As the Ministry of Industry and enjoy this initiative?

    D.Manturov: Well, you rightly mentioned that the state program otnotsitsya the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport. But the ideas that came from colleagues, we fully support.

    This is absolutely correct trend, because we need to put your focus on the motivation of demand. And it just is the very measure to stimulate demand by customers who have older vessels scrapped or leaving the service. In order for the operator to have an incentive to buy a new ship it to motivate through measures of the state support for interest rates on loans and by utilizing premium.

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:49 am

    Rosneft, Gazprombank, Sovcomflot and Korean shipbuilding company Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. signed, on November 13th 2013, a Memorandum of Understanding on key terms of cooperation to establish shipbuilding and industrial cluster in the southern part of Primorskiy Krai (Russian Far East).

    The parties agreed to jointly complete the construction and launch a new shipyard – shipbuilding complex Zvezda – in 2016, to establish a Russian-Korean engineering center for shipbuilding and marine equipment for offshore projects. The companies also agreed key terms for technology exchange, localization of production and contracts placement.

    The MoU was signed in the presence of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, as part of the official visit of the Russian President to the Republic of Korea.

    Commenting on the Memorandum signed, Igor Sechin, Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board, said: “Rosneft has a large-scale program to develop offshore projects in Russia in challenging conditions in the Nothern and Far East seas. The company assumed obligations to localize in Russia shipbuilding and marine equipment production necessary for offshore projects implementation and is already working actively in this direction. Following the decision of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, Rosneft together with its partners Gazprombank and Sovcomflot is implementing a project to develop shipbuilding and industrial cluster at the Zvezda shipyard, that will have considerable multiplying effect on all related industries. We are glad the project will be implemented with the support of such an experienced technological partner as DSME, which owns cutting-edge technologies, as well as globally recognized reputation for shipbuilding, engineering and production of marine equipment for offshore projects. We are convinced the cluster will become a center for high-tech arctic shipbuilding in Russia.”

    MoU Signed for the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is a four stage construction project. The vessel construction will start when the first stage is complete. The product range of vessels will broaden with each additional stage put into operation. The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is expected to manufacture tankers with a displacement of up to 350 thousand tons, LNG carriers, ice class vessels, specialized vessels, and offshore platform units in 2020.

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  Viktor on Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:17 am

    This is BIG ... this is what Putin visit to South Korea was all about.

    (and the new pipeline stretching up to South Korea) ....

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:25 am

    The state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation, or USC, might undergo a radical restructuring in an attempt to lift itself out of a slump of consistently poor performance.

    The majority of enterprises in the corporation are routinely unprofitable, with many of them losing more than 500 million rubles ($15.5 million) each year, according to a report to be reviewed Friday at a conference of the Russian government's Marine Council, Kommersant reported.

    The reasons behind the company's stagnation are many and systemic: its facilities are worn out, renovation is slow, production is 20 to 50 percent more expensive than making ships abroad and takes up to twice as long.

    USC’s new strategy states that to facilitate growth, the company will require investments totaling one trillion rubles ($31 billion) by 2030, with 20 percent of that sum coming from the federal budget.

    The company’s plan hopes to increase profits from the current 160 billion rubles a year to 500 billion rubles a year by 2030.

    The plan says USC will need to completely overhaul its operations to do so, abandoning regional subholdings in favor of five new production divisions — three military and two civil.

    This restructuring would see such cornerstones of Russian shipbuilding as St. Petersburg's Baltic Shipyard and Admiralty Shipyard shut down and their operations moved to other existing facilities.

    The strategy, developed by recently appointed USC head Vladimir Shmakov, is completely the opposite of that taken by his predecessor Andrei Dyachkov, who pursued decentralization through the transfer of authority to regional sub-holdings and the construction of new shipyards.

    Dyachkov was fired in May following censure from Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is head of the Marine Council and oversees the defense industry.

    Individuals familiar with the topic said Shmakov's strategy could face opposition from Rogozin, who favors the development of new facilities.

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  Austin on Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:52 pm

    Request to any one who understands Russian , Its an interview with USC President.

    Can some one translate the key points of interview ?


    Alexey Rakhmanov President of "United sudostoitelnaya Corporation"


    Russian shipbuilding in the new political and economic realities



    http://www.echo.msk.ru/programs/arsenal/1367958-echo/

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:00 am

    Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation ready to build Mistral-class warships

    MOSCOW, September 24. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) will be able to build, if necessary, the Mistral class helicopter carriers for the Russian Defense Ministry, USC President Aleksei Rakhmanov said on Wednesday.

    He said the Baltic Shipyard has already made two stern sections for helicopter carriers the final assembly of which is made in France.

    “We can work, we know how to do this,” Rakhmanov said, adding that the hull construction makes only 25 - 30% of a helicopter carrier cost “at best.”

    “It’s quite a feasible task,” the USC chief said, referring to the prospects for the construction of Mistral class warships in Russia. “I don’t see any special challenge here, because we are roughly aware of what should be done,” he added.

    “The possibility of making orders for two more Mistral ships is a question to the Defense Ministry,” Rakhmanov said.

    Paris on Monday said it cannot deliver the first of two Mistral helicopter carrier ships to Russia.

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin remarked, that if France decided to transfer the ship to somebody else, it would be unlawfull as one third of that ship is Russian-made.

    “The stern section of Mistral was made at Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. That is why if they want to keep the ship, we will have to tear away its stern section and get it back to use it in other ships,” Rogozin said.

    French President Francois Hollande said France had not suspended or cancelled the deal with Russia, but the delivery of the ships would depend on how the situation develops in eastern Ukraine which has been gripped by violence and fighting between militias and government troops for months.

    Hollande said these conditions were not currently in place there and if the situation deteriorated further, France would delay the delivery again.

    Earlier, he assured Russia that his country would fulfill its obligations and hand over the first ship as scheduled but the work on the second one would depend on Moscow’s position on the Ukrainian crisis.

    President Vladimir Putin said France will have to return the money paid for the ships if it refuses to deliver them.

    Russia and France signed the €1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) contract for two French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers in June 2011.

    Under the contract, each Mistral ship has to be built by France within 36 months. The first of them, the Vladivostok, was to arrive in St. Petersburg from Saint-Nazaire, France, in December 2014.

    The second ship, the Sevastopol, is to arrive in St. Petersburg in November 2015 to make a voyage to the Pacific Fleet and join it in the second half of 2016.

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    Re: Russian Naval Shipbuilding: News

    Post  GarryB on Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:39 pm

    The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is expected to manufacture tankers with a displacement of up to 350 thousand tons, LNG carriers, ice class vessels, specialized vessels, and offshore platform units in 2020.

    After 2020 this could be a good place to start production of military aircraft carriers...


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