VERONA, October 22. The Italian Finmeccanica is discussing a number of new contracts with Russia, in particular with the Corporation “rosteh” in the field of high technologies. This was announced by CEO Mauro Moretti.
“We see a lot of contracts, especially in the field of production automation, production and sales of helicopters and new technologies,” said Moretti. According to him, negotiations are conducted, in particular, with the Corporation rostec and a number of oil and gas companies.
Earlier the Italian company, oil company “Rosneft” and “Helicopters of Russia” (the structure of Rostec) have signed an agreement providing that “Rosneft” will be included in the authorized capital of the joint venture on the base of HeliVert plant near Moscow. The company intends to issue the AW189, “Rosneft” will form the anchor order and become a pilot customer for the helicopters. Just to 2025 HeliVert plans to manufacture and supply of “Rosneft” 160 machines. Localization of production AW189 will take place in stages up to 2025.
Today, Moretti noted that Finmeccanica expects the establishment of joint venture with Rosneft for the localization of production helicopters.
Finmeccanica also cooperates with the Russian holding Sukhoi within the framework of the production aircraft SSJ-100.
The construction of the plant
Mauro Moretti announced that the construction of a plant for the production of the AW189 within the Italian Finmeccanica joint venture, “Rosetti” GC “rosteh” will begin next year.
“We will start the construction of this plant in the coming year,” he said.