Shipbuilding and maintenance center to be launched in the Russian Far East
On July 2, the city of Bolshoi Kamen in Primorye Territory hosted a working meeting dedicated to the launch of a shipbuilding cluster in the Russian Far East. Rosneft chief Igor Sechin, Minister of the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Galushka, Governor of Primorye Vladimir Miklushevsky, and representatives of the Dutch Damen Shipyards Group attended the event, the Primorye Territory administration press service has reported.
"The Rosneft-Gazprombank consortium has joined the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Maintenance Center, which includes a number of plants in the Far Eastern region, specifically Zvezda. From now on, our priority will be to step up the implementation effort," Mr. Sechin said.
The Modern Shipbuilding Technologies Company, a joint venture established by the Rosneft-Gazprombank consortium, is creating a Far Eastern industrial and shipbuilding cluster on the basis of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Maintenance Center. It has been noted that the Zvezda shipyards in Bolshoi Kamen will be the new cluster's nuclear asset.
According to plans, this will be Russia's first supership building facility capable of processing as much as 330,000 tons of metal per year. The project will be implemented in three stages.