Rogozin: the Putin visit “Stars” in September problematic issues must be solved

BIG STONE /Primorye/, 15 Aug. /TASS/. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin expressed hope that by the time of the visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the construction of a super shipyard “Zvezda” will not remain problematic issues requiring the intervention of the President. He said this while opening a meeting on the construction of the “Stars”.

“The matter is in sight of the President. At the end of the messages and papers of the government, Rosneft, dtsss [far Eastern center of shipbuilding and ship repair] of the Primorsky territory, the Ministry for Far East development on a quarterly basis we will inform our President, what is the essence of the problematic issues, – said Deputy Prime Minister. – I hope that in September, when Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin will be here, we will not have on the agenda those issues that will require presidential intervention.” Rogozin called on all participants to learn to solve all the problems “professional circle”, which is represented by the participants.

Rogozin recalled that in Bolshoi Kamen in the Primorsky Krai in the moment, creating the largest shipbuilding enterprise of the country, which will have no restrictions on the scale of production, nor on the possibilities of bringing products to the big water. Vice Prime Minister stressed that this project addresses the prospects of the Russian Far East, and in particular, in Primorsky Krai, because we are talking about the revival of the city, on the preparation of a large number of specialists.

During inspection visits to the enterprise Rogozin got acquainted with how things work on heavy staple. He stated that the country appeared the most powerful crane equipment. In addition to the Deputy Prime Minister was informed about the beginning of work on the dry dock, which will allow to build ships of unlimited tonnage, both civil and military purposes.

“We must pay tribute to the development of this production: it does not wait, when will appear the contours of the enterprise completed, – said Deputy Prime Minister. – Today in all the production departments have started work even in three shifts”. He added that the main task today is to assess the adequacy of financial resources, human resources, scientific potential. He also expressed his desire to see how well executed the presidential order on the provision of electricity, gas and construction facilities for the construction of the production facilities and housing for employees.

The Project “Star”

On the basis of Zvezda shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen created the first in Russia large-scale shipbuilding shipyard with a refining capacity of 330 thousand tons of steel a year, on the basis of a draft established TOR the “Big Stone”. Product range of the shipyard will be high-tech heavy-tonnage vessels, items of marine and terrestrial oil and gas installations, marine engineering, ships maintenance fleet, including ice-class. The phased commissioning of the complex of SC “Zvezda” will be completed in late 2024.

The first start-up phase implies the construction of a heavy slipway outfitting for the production of medium-tonnage vessels and marine equipment. The second phase involves the commissioning of the dry dock and production departments of a complete cycle for the production of large vessels and marine equipment. The implementation of the third stage involves the introduction of production halls for the construction of offshore marine equipment.

Solemn laying of the four vessels will take place at the Zvezda shipyard in September. The ceremony is included in the program of the Eastern economic forum (WEF).