Bolshoy Kamen, September 11 - Neftegaz.RU. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin visited Zvezda shipyard in the town of Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Krai, where he attended the ceremony of section laying down for Aframax tanker and flowing of the 1st concrete cube of the largest dry dock in Russia.
During his visit to Zvezda shipyard Vladimir Putin inspected transport-transferring dock, sections of multi functional supply vessel and dock complex. He said the shipyard workers: "This is such a large, large, nationwide project, not even the Far East. In this sense, you are fortunate that you are working for such an enterprise.
To build such unique large-capacity vessels Zvezda shipyard plans to commission the largest dry dock in Russia already in 2020, three years ahead of the initially stated time.
Dry dock technical parameters enable to construct most types of the existing and future vessels almost without tonnage and hull launching weight limitations including the largest arctic liquefied gas tanker, designed to work at the Northern sea route under Arctic LNG project, drilling vessels of high ice class, nuclear ice breaker Leader, complex marine equipment for Arctic offshore drilling and other unique vessels.
Another 1200 tons Goliath crane as well as dry dock gate and tower cranes are under construction for the dry dock now. In 2019 this equipment will be delivered to the construction site for installation.
Head of Rosneft Igor Sechin reported that the key facilities will be commissioned in 2019: blocks assembly shop, outfitting and modular assembly shop, pipe processing and mechanic installation shop. Shipyard capacity will increase up to 90 000 tons upon commissioning of the blocks assembly shop.
Pod drive is the key element of the vessel electric propulsion system, which secures performance characteristics of the vessel and is the 1st Russian product of such class. Design capacities of the plant make it possible to secure the demand in this equipment for the vessels of different class, including arctic gas carriers of Christophe de Margerie class.
Head of the company noted that the start of the plant production activities with regard to the production preparation and launch of production is scheduled for 2nd quarter of 2019. Based on Rosneft forecasts, the amount of tax payments only by Zvezda to the budgets of all levels will be more than RUB 300 bln for 20 years.
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