“Zvezda” will begin to take high-tech vessels for the transportation of oil and gas in 10 years


MOSCOW, December 15. The participants of the consortium on construction of shipyard “Star” does not expect to release a large-capacity tankers and LNG carriers of enhanced ice class in the near future, the newspaper “Kommersant”, which reviewed the most current model and download Finance construction of the shipyard.

The document was prepared by the Ministry and “Rosneft” for the upcoming December 18th meeting of the joint intergovernmental commissions on import substitution and socio-economic development of the Far East. From documents follows, that now the projected order of vessels and offshore engineering on the “Star” until 2030 is estimated at 116 units. The main volume should provide “Rosneft”. But in the coming years the download is small – in 2018 it is planned to build a floating dock and the topsides of the offshore drilling rig, in 2019 the planned delivery of four supply vessels and two ships warehouses of the ice class.

To take high-tech vessels for the transportation of oil and gas “Star” will start only after ten years. In 2024-2025, shall be handed over 24 large-capacity Aframax tanker and 20 of the universal supply vessels. 2027 “Star” can have 11 LNG tankers or Aframax tankers with high ice class Arc7. Potential projects for use of ice-class tankers can be shelf Dolginskoye field in the Pechora sea (“Neft”) and field Victory in the Kara sea (Rosneft), the Arctic coast and the coastal zone of East Siberia (Rosneft, LUKOIL), projects in deep offshore Sakhalin. In addition, as tankers (gas condensate) and gas carriers of enhanced ice class, will be required NOVATEK for LNG project on Gedane.

The newspaper notes that while the reality of high-tech offshore engineering on the “Star” leads to many questions from market participants and relevant agencies. That the heavy gas carriers and oil tankers – “not the kind of item that should count our shipbuilders,” said the publication in November 2014, the Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov. He noted that a “Star” can do “more compact” and adjust its production program. The newspaper’s sources in the shipbuilding industry also noted that “in conditions of sanctions to obtain the technology for building LNG carriers is difficult and the market remains more logical to place orders at Korean shipyards, DSME for example”.