MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. “United shipbuilding Corporation” (USC) began to refuse the services of an external design Bureau in the construction of the civil courts, according to the newspaper “Kommersant”, citing a source.
According to him, “acts an oral order not to allow third-party designers to develop documentation for civil court, all products are constructed of USC, should be designed only in the design Bureau of the Corporation”.
At USC “b” explained that creating centres of competence shipbuilding on the base of Nizhny Novgorod “Vympel” and Sevastopol CDB “Korall”, which in 2017 became part of the Corporation.
In the end, she wants to reduce the cost of construction of vessels due to typical engineering solutions to “mistakes”.
“In addition, it is very important to concentrate on intellectual property within the RSC”,- noted in the Corporation, adding that to break contracts with designers already working on orders, not planning.
According to experts, speech can go about capturing a large market share: although USC owns most of the shipyards in Russia, designs of the court a large number of players.
A Kommersant source in the market said that the idea of consolidation has no legal basis.
In addition, the “Vympel” is not physically able to cope with all the orders, said the source “b”, and will refer to other orders of the Bureau, which will increase the cost of the projects.
In OSK have confirmed that in case of deficit of capacity, “Vympel” will attract third-party KB. Market participants also believe that the attempt to limit the choice of the designer in the USC will play into the hands of independent shipyards, such as Zelenodolsk plant named after Gorky, the Shipbuilding firm “Almaz”, “Pella”, etc.
Head of dispute resolution practice of the law office A2 Maria Sidorova notes that an oral order can only be Advisory and cannot force the customer to contact the specific KB. The customer can Lodge a complaint with the FAS, said the lawyer, adding that, “most likely, the proposal will be relevant for public procurement, where the state-owned company in development of domestic shipbuilding will provide orders KB Vympel”.