BIG STONE /Primorsky Krai/, September 8. /TASS/. “Rosneft”, “Rosnefteflot” and shipbuilding complex “Zvezda” signed an agreement of intent, which involves the placement of shipyard orders for the construction of tankers-shuttles with enhanced ice-class (Arc6-Arc7) deadweight of 70 thousand tons, it is told in the message “Rosneft”.
“In accordance with the agreement, the parties shall jointly develop technical documentation – specification of the vessel will determine the list of manufacturers of main equipment. Built on the shuttles will be operated under the flag of the Russian Federation and to transport oil from the Arctic oil fields”, – stated in a press release.
The exact number of the ordered tankers will be known by the development of technical documentation and definition of the main technical characteristics of the fleet, explained in a press-service of the oil company.
In the message “Rosneft” also States that “Zvezda” and the company Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (Republic of Korea) signed the basic conditions for establishing a joint venture for managing projects for the construction of Arctic Shuttle tankers.
“The goal established by the SP – technological support for the construction of Arctic Shuttle tankers SSK “Star” of different sizes from 42 with deadweight up to 120 thousand tons. Tankers will be used for export of oil extracted on deposits “Rosneft” and other Russian and foreign manufacturers”, – noted in a press release.
Joint work with SHI will contribute to the development of new technologies in shipbuilding SSK “Star” is emphasized in the message.
On the basis of Zvezda shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen 2009 created Russia’s first large-scale shipbuilding shipyard with a refining capacity of 330 thousand tons of steel per year. On the basis of the project launched the priority development areas of the “Big Stone”. In the coming years, there should be Russia’s largest shipyard civil shipbuilding, is able to produce a whole range of medium and large vessels and marine equipment, including tankers, gas carriers, elements of drilling platforms, supply vessels and seismic exploration.