So if the Russian government is serious about realizing the 22350M, then it will expand production capacity. The media is not reporting
on such details in a timely fashion. We are probably going to get some reports in 2024 or later on this subject.
They do. But you must find more professional sources rather than MSM.
There are tons of stuff about investment program and strategy employed in Russian shipbuilding.
It started for real in 2007 when a strategy called “Strategy for the development of the shipbuilding industry for the period up to 2020 and beyond”. has been implied.
In general, it combines two systems of support. The "systemic" one to the long-lasting industrial projects, and "special" ones targeted precisely to the development of shipbuilding.
The first consists of 3 main pillars: no VAT tax for imported equipment, but only in a case it has no Russian analogues, subsidizing the interest rates and financial costs, as long as those are provided by Russian banks and financial institutions, and co-financing of investment projects related to the modernization of production facilities.
The "special" one is far wider, with the same VAT 0% rate for import, and reduced to 10% VAT rate for the final product. Shipbuilders do not pay land and property tax at all. Federal assets are used to increase the capitalization of leasing companies. Loans provided to the shipbuilding sector are covered by federal guarantees. The federal budget pays for abroad purchase of licenses and technologies non-existent in Russia.
There is a federal utilization fund, that covers the cost of disassembling old vessels if you replace them with domestic build new ones.
Since 2010, only ships built in Russian yards, and waving the Russian flag, can extract "aquatic biological resources" in Russian territorial and internal waters.
Since 2016, the Russian flag gives preferences for transporting and towing goods, in Russian territorial waters, including rivers.
Since Dec 2018, Russian ships have the exclusive right to transport hydrocarbons produced in Russian territory and loaded onto vessels in the Northern Sea Route area. The only exception to it must be approved at the governmental level. And general comments are, that this is a backdoor for the Chinese. That alone brought a crazy yapping by Muricas goons, and Murica itself
Budgetary allocations peaked 300% in 2020, to the level of almost 30 bln RUR, and this is just the beginning. It is supposed to rise till 2026.
Overall, targeted federal assets created the conditions for the revival of the whole industry, leading to the situation when the annual growth of shipbuilding has been more than 100% year on year for 5 years in a row. That includes military shipbuilding, which actually rises more than civilian.
What we see in the fishing business is mindblowing, Russian-made specialized vessels are lunched one by one, all over Russia, in several smaller shipyards. Those are all brand new projects.
The entire offshore sector has been created along Zvezda shipyard. SU hardly constructed such specialized ships, as they have no clue to do so.
To judge the condition of Russian shipbuilding, it is enough to take a look how a modern ship from Russia looks like.
Those are all brand new and modern types, made with the implementation of latest technologies and fashion - yes, yes, there is one in shipbuilding
Such elegant vessels used to be a brandmark of modern, European shipbuilding only a decade ago.
Now, those are labeled "made in Russia".