It is reported that the production of helicopters of the Arctic class deck home project of Rostec and Finmeccanica is scheduled to begin a year and a half.
VERONA (Italy), 22 Oct. “Rosneft” has concluded the contract about the production of about 200 helicopters of the Arctic class deck home with the project of Rostec and Finmeccanica expects to start production in one and a half to two years, said Vice-President for energy and the localization of “Rosneft” Andrei Shishkin.
“We have concluded agreements on the production and localization of helicopters the largest helicopter company in Europe of about 200 helicopters of the Arctic class deck home. The joint venture, together with the “Helicopters of Russia” already beginning to act, and the first helicopters will be assembled in one and a half-two years”, — said Shishkin speaking at the Fourth Eurasian forum.
Finmeccanica previously reported that a subsidiary of Rosneft LLC “RN-Aerocraft” agreed to purchase ten AW189 helicopters of the Italian group for approximately € 160 million. The contract provides that the new helicopters will be used for transport purposes. Deliveries are scheduled to perform in 2015-2017. Besides, according to signed in December 2014 the agreement “Rosneft” planned to order from an Italian company for more helicopters by 2025. The total number of ordered vehicles will be 160 units.
The contract was with a subsidiary of Finmeccanica — AgustaWestland amid reports of occurrence “Rosneft” in Helivert is a parity joint venture of the holding company “Helicopters of Russia” (subsidiaries of Rostec) and AgustaWestland. “Rosneft” reported that the shares of Helivert will be redistributed so: AgustaWestland will become the holder of 40%, “Helicopters of Russia” — 30%, Rosneft — 30%. Also under the terms of the agreement, after the procedure of joining “Rosneft” should place anchor order on the production capacity of the JV on the delivery of 150 helicopters.
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