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    Zvezda Shipyard should be built despite declining hydrocarbons prices — Russian Deputy PM

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:08 pm

    Russia's Rosneft will invest $2 bln into Zvezda Shipyard — CEO
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    Russian Civil Shipbuilding

    Post  LMFS on Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:35 pm

    Info on shipyard "Zvezda" in the Far East:

    https://tass.ru/ekonomika/5537010
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    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:28 pm

    Will Rosneft Boost Russian Naval Construction?



    Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft is turning Shipbuilding Complex (SSK) Zvezda into the country’s first large tonnage shipyard. TASS recently published a backgrounder that detailed what’s been happening there.

    Located in Bolshoy Kamen near Vladivostok, SSK Zvezda is supposed to produce the ships and equipment Rosneft needs to explore and exploit offshore oil and gas. However, it also has potential to boost Russia’s naval ship and submarine construction and repair in the Far East.

    Rosneft took over Zvezda in late 2015 in consortium with government holding company Rosneftegaz and Gazprombank. The effort to expand its civilian shipbuilding capacity began in 2009 as a partnership between state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (OSK) and South Korea’s Daewoo. The latter quit the project in 2012.

    Having displaced OSK, Rosneft became principal holder of Far East Plant (DVZ) Zvezda and some small affiliated shipyards. DVZ Zvezda is the only Russian shipyard in the Far East capable of repairing and modernizing nuclear-powered submarines and ships up to 13,500 tons displacement. It began modernizing two project 949A Oscar II-class nuclear-powered guided missile submarines in 2013.

    This image shows the naval shipyard at top with its grayish roof, launch basin in front, and a submarine in drydock alongside if you look carefully. The SSK Zvezda facility is pretty much everything else — the reddish roof of the monstrous production building and the whitish buildingway with its yellow cranes visible.

    SSK Zvezda will produce a range of medium and large tonnage vessels, up to 350,000-tons displacement, and other sea-going equipment to support offshore hydrocarbon development in the Pacific and Arctic Oceans. It includes LNG carriers, tankers, drilling platforms, and transport, supply, and seismic survey ships.

    The shipyard currently has one 1,200-ton gantry crane made in China, two 320-ton gantry cranes, and four 100-ton tower cranes on its open buildingway. In July, the shipyard took delivery of a 40,000-ton transport-transfer dock built by the Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Company. Rosneft expects SSK Zvezda’s development to cost $2.4 billion.


    It reportedly will begin construction of medium-sized ships in 2019 with a workforce of 1,500 employees. By 2024, it expects to have a large-ship drydock and full-cycle fabrication facilities in operation with 7,500 workers. The shipyard’s order book already includes ten 80,000- to 120,000-ton tankers, ten shuttle tankers, and supply vessels. Leveraging DVZ Zvezda’s nuclear expertise, SSK Zvezda will also build three Lider-class nuclear-powered icebreakers, according to a September 14 announcement by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov.

    President Vladimir Putin visited the shipyard on September 10 to lay the keel of a tanker. In 2017, he inaugurated the buildingway and transfer dock for medium-sized ships and participated in the keel-laying for four multipurpose ice-class supply ships. The Russian president personally commissioned a module production building in 2016.

    The development of SSK Zvezda may increase Russia’s capabilities for naval ship and submarine construction and repair in the Far East. DVZ Zvezda has struggled for years without modernization funding. However, it may be able to leverage the flow of Rosneft investment and Chinese shipbuilding technology, equipment, and experience into SSK Zvezda to improve its own production capabilities. A steady stream of large civilian projects next door may increase of quantity and quality of personnel available to DVZ Zvezda, and moderate the boom or bust cycle of shipbuilding that makes it difficult for Russian workers to stay in the Far East.

    https://russiandefpolicy.blog/2018/09/25/will-rosneft-boost-russian-naval-construction/
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    Re: Russian Civil Shipbuilding Sector

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:18 am

    Russia Wants Online Control Center for Shipbuilding Industry

    Shipbuilding department of the Russian Ministry of Industry & Trade ordered a study to be followed by an R&D project for development of a unified data collection and analysis system for shipbuilding companies. As a result, the ministry wants to get an informational dispatch portal capable to demonstrate online status and workload of Russian shipbuilding sector.

    "Significance of the shipbuilding products for the Russian economy induces the need for a continuous monitoring of all current industrial processes, evaluation of financial and technological status of the leading organizations, managerial influence on economic interests of shipbuilding companies to make their activities more effective", says the document of the ministry available to Mil.Press Today.

    Scope of reports that shipyards have to complete will continue growing due to the national course towards import substitution and diversification. This is one of the reasons why the ministry kicked off a sector-wide revision of documentation. The agency wants to figure out which reports are really important for decision-making, and digitalize them.

    The problem is that many shipyards and machine-building plants work on government orders and supply their products abroad. "The planned innovations... may potentially violate the state secrecy laws", states the document approved by Sergey Mamonov, acting director of Department of Shipbuilding Industry and Marine Engineering at the Ministry of Industry & Trade.

    So far, Center Research Institute remains the only company offered to analyse the whole Russian marine industry. The institute evaluated its services at 117 mln rubles, and in 2009 was authorized to collect and process the primary statistical and administrative data of defense and industrial companies.

    The state-funded study will last till the end of 2020, and only after that the ministry will form the order for R&D project. Meanwhile, the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has already integrated some elements of online analytical system.

    "The USC’s common dispatch center is based on the corporate-level Program & Project Management System, which takes data from lower companies’ project management systems. As long as the shipbuilding industry does not have any standard for chart structure, we use the common ‘checkpointing’ methodology presented as a corporate standard. Currently, the system is being filled with data on the ongoing projects. The new projects are subject to the said system from the very beginning", a top-ranking source from USC told Mil.Press Today.

    Igor Ponomaryov, director general of Severnaya Verf shipyard shared in his interview to Mil.Press Today that the industry did not need any extra options like an online ‘dispatch center’. As for him, within one ship project, "currently, interaction between designers, shipbuilders and the yard is well enough aligned".

    Global digitalization of shipbuilding has been underway since 2016 under the R&D project Verf-M. The work involves creation of a specialized software information system for project management of construction of civil marine equipment and facilities, development of a unified industrial reference data system. According to sources of Mil.Press Today, implementation timelines were deferred.

    At the state level, digitalization of corporate reporting was mentioned by the governmental commission for IT usage in improvement of living standards and business conditions in the protocol dated December 18, 2017. The document set the task to create legal conditions for integration of new reporting collection rules, including statistical information.

    http://mil.today/2018/23171/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=rss&utm_campaign=miltoday
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    Re: Russian Civil Shipbuilding Sector

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:51 am

    Investments in Arkhangelsk’s new shipyard estimated at $459 mln

    About $459 mln will be invested within 17 years in development of the Krasnaya Kuznitsa shipyard in Arkhangelsk

    ARKHANGELSK, October 23. /TASS/. About 30 billion rubles ($459 million) will be invested within 17 years in development of the Krasnaya Kuznitsa shipyard in Arkhangelsk, the shipyard’s Chief Engineer Alexei Minayev told TASS, adding the Arkhangelsk Region’s government has granted a priority status to this project.

    The "Krasnaya Kuznitsa" (in Russian - Red Forge) enterprise is a branch of the Zvezdochka ship repair facility, a part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.

    "Krasnaya Kuznitsa’s reconstruction and renovation will attract more than 30 billion rubles within 17 years," the chief engineer said. "That would be own and borrowed money; the borrowed money will make about a third part, and at most important stages, the United Shipbuilding Company will make investments."

    The project’s objective is to use Krasnaya Kuznitsa’s base to organize a modern shipbuilding and repairing enterprise for vessels in the North-Western Federal District. The new facility will also make elements for drilling rigs.

    "With this upgrade, the plant will begin a new life, focusing on civil shipbuilding and on construction of maritime equipment," the plant’s Deputy Chief Engineer Viktor Timoshkin told TASS. "We shall produce equipment for gas and oil fields - those are very big vast projects."

    Investments in the plant’s new equipment will make 13 billion rubles, and 17 billion rubles will be invested in construction and installation works. Besides, five new blocks of flats in Arkhangelsk’s Solombalsky District will cost another 1.2 billion rubles.

    "Thus, the new enterprise’s personnel will be more than 3,600 people, while now we employ slightly more than 300," the chief engineer said. "The biggest employment will be in about five years - more than 2,500 specialists."

    At the first stage, the enterprise will be upgraded to produce maritime equipment, and the second stage would be making infrastructures for civil shipbuilding. The third and fourth stages would be to support the enterprise’s competences in repairing the Navy’s vessels.

    "Implementation of this project is strategically important for the Arkhangelsk Region," the local administration’s press service quoted Governor Igor Orlov as saying. "By upgrading Krasnaya Kuznitsa, we shall keep the shipyard’s glorious traditions, and the enterprise and its specialists will have promising future."



    The enterprise’s history


    The history of Krasnaya Kuznitsa goes back to 1887, when the first workshops appeared at the Arkhangelsk port. In the 2000s, the plant went bankrupt, and in 2011 it became a part of Zvezdochka.

    "Back then, Zvezdochka bought this territory and the shops, everything was ruined here, and now we are reconstructing the plant," the deputy chief engineer said. "We are building the second couple of ice-class tugs, one of them is ready by 95% already, and earlier we have built a self-propelled vessel for the Far North.".


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    Re: Russian Civil Shipbuilding Sector

    Post  George1 on Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:57 pm

    Expanded mega shipyard "Zvezda" (Pacific Ocean, near Vladivostok) will employ over 10 000 people. Renovation and expansion cost ≈ $4.2bn.

    "Zvezda" will be the largest civil shipyard in Russia as well as a base for offshore equipment manufacturing and development. It will produce ships with water displacement up to 350000-tons, offshore platform infrastructure, reinforced ice-class vessels, special vessels and other types of marine equipment

    The yard is anticipated to be capable of starting construction of Arctic-capable oil tankers and LNG carriers by 2020.

    The shipyard facilities will feature the latest production equipment, robotic work cells, machine-driven and automated lines, standard jigs and fixtures and IT systems to support the high-tech production and the use of machines and automation.

    Two 100 ton cranes have been delivered to Russia’s new Zvezda mega-shipyard.

    The cranes are 94.5 meters (310 feet0 high with a reach of 81.7 meters (268 feet). They were built as part of a joint contract between Far Eastern Plant Zvezda and China Heavy Industry Corporation Nantong. The Chinese yard will deliver another three cranes by the end of the year: two with a lifting capacity of 320 tons and one with a lifting capacity of 1,200 tons.








    https://maritime-executive.com/article/new-cranes-delivered-to-russias-zvezda-yard?fbclid=IwAR0sDUk2KK3kK1owS-o-snaiGkfjo_DVqC3s1EHySq4DFs0U9QB4IRRWePc

    https://www.ship-technology.com/projects/zvezda-shipbuilding-complex-bolshoi-kamen/
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    Re: Russian Civil Shipbuilding Sector

    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:37 pm

    Russian shipyard starts serial production of Aframax oil tankers

    Zvezda has over 30 contracts on its book of orders







    BOLSHOY KAMEN, November 15. /TASS /. The Zvezda shipyard has commissioned the steel cutting for a second 114,000-tonne deadweight (DWT) Aframax tanker. Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin and Acting Head of the Primorsky Region, Oleg Kozhemyako, attended the ceremony.

    The event marked the serial production launch of state-of-the-art, crude oil tankers at the Zvezda shipyard. According to Rosneft, Aframaxes will be the first vessels of its kind constructed in Russia. The lead ship is expected to set sail in 2020.

    "Tankers will be powered by two types of fuel, including gas, meeting the recent environmental requirements. The vessels are designed to cover an unlimited sailing area, and will ship crude oil and petroleum products, specifically via the Northern Sea Route," the Rosneft CEO noted.

    The first part of the shipyard’s production capacity was launched in 2016-2017, Sechin added, pointing out that the construction of Russia’s biggest dry dock is being conducted one year ahead of schedule with other facilities being built and designed. "Huge work on the creation of a long-term production program is being carried out with the country’s largest shipbuilding and oil and gas companies," he stated.

    Zvezda has over 30 contracts on its book of orders. The shipyard will build 25 tankers for Rosneft, including 10 Aframaxes, 4 ice-class support vessels, 10 tankers capable of navigating the Arctic with a DWT of 42,000 tonnes and one with a DWT of 69,000 tonnes.

    The Zvezda shipyard is being set up on the base of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center by a consortium of Rosneft, Rosneftegaz and Gazprombank. The shipyard will produce heavy tonnage ships, offshore platform elements, ice-class vessels, special vessels, and other marine equipment.


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    Re: Russian Civil Shipbuilding Sector

    Post  Hole on Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:24 pm

    And so it begins…
    cheers
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    Re: Russian Civil Shipbuilding Sector

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:29 pm

    Hole wrote:And so it begins…
    cheers

    So is building modern shipyards from scratch the better way to go, as opposed to modernizing decaying shipyards?
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    Re: Russian Civil Shipbuilding Sector

    Post  Hole on Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:27 am

    The yard was founded decades ago. But I guess it is easier to add new buildings/slipways and so on with modern equipment instead of removing old equipment and adapt the buildings to new one.
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    Re: Russian Civil Shipbuilding Sector

    Post  GarryB Yesterday at 6:23 am

    Was my understanding that this was a very old but significant shipyard for the area, and that they actually expanded it and upgraded it rather than starting from scratch.

    The work was done by South Korea, and it should be as good as any shipyard in the world in terms of capacity and quality.

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