Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex Boosts Orderbook by 42 Pct

Russian Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex managed to increase its portfolio of orders by 42 percent in the second half of 2018.

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Currently, Zvezda has a total of 37 vessels in its orderbook and is in the process of securing new contracts.

Zvezda’s anchor customer is Rosneft, which placed an order for 26 vessels, including twelve Arc6 and Arc7 ice-class tankers, four ice-class multi-purpose support vessels, and ten Aframax tankers.

Gazprom ordered three support vessels, one vessel for transporting drilling crews, and one multi-purpose service vessel for offshore production unit.

In addition, Rosmorport ordered one shallow-draft icebreaker. The contract also provides for an option to build three similar vessels.

What is more, Sovcomflot ordered two Aframax tankers and three medium-range tankers of the MR class at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex.

The creation of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the Far East is one of the stages in the implementation of the Russian government’s strategy to increase the competitiveness of Russia, its economy and human capital. Founding the complex is closely related with top-priority directions of the Russian shipbuilding industry development — securing efficient exploitation of the Northern Sea Route and transforming it into a national transit passage.

Established at the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Centre (FESRC) by a consortium of Rosneftegaz, Rosneft and Gazprombank, the shipbuilding complex design provides for the construction of a heavy outfitting berth, a dry dock, full-cycle production shops, and shops for the construction of offshore marine facilities.

Once completed, Zvezda will produce heavy tonnage ships, offshore platform elements, ice-class vessels, special vessels, and other marine equipment.