• «Onshore & Offshore Group» set for an autonomous voyage
    Onshore & Offshore Group (MNP Group) was separated from the OMZ JSC in May, 2004. Its general activities are administration of projects in shipbuilding, oil and gas equipment, and engineering of shelf exploration technologies. The MNP staff equals to 18.5 thousand employees. According to International Accounting Standard, MNP sales income in 2003 reached $228.3 mil, and $268 mil in first nine months of 2004. The year turnover related to the merchant fleet amounts to $100 mil.
  • Shipbuilding needs Masters
    The Shipbuilding Managers’ Training Centre has started its activities in St. Petersburg. It is founded by several state unitary enterprises. Director of the Centre, Professor Anatoly Golossov comments on its plans and objectives in his interview.
  • Unique system for hydraulic steering gear control
    The “NAVIS” Co. supplies their own hydraulic and electrohydraulic steering systems using components by Jastram Engineering Ltd. and integrating them into the own-made control system. This system is highly reliable, based on modular design and is of a simple construction, providing all necessary modes of controlling ship’s course.
  • Protective covers by Leigh’s Paints - quality and reliability
    An International Scientific Seminar for Shipbuilders took place on the 2nd of March 2005 in Arkhangelsk. The «Teply Dom» Company (St. Petersburg) which was responsible for the Seminar organization, invited their partner from UK - Leigh’s Paints Company.
  • A complex approach towards design and supply of means of automation for ship propulsion and power plant


  • Marine Brotherhood – icebreaker «Krasin» saves American Polar station
    US Antarctic station «MacMurdo», a principal research base of the Antarctic Program of the National Science Foundation of the United States, has been operating for nearly fifty years. But this winter, the researchers for the first time faced a threat of blockage. American Polar Fleet turned out to be unprepared to supply their polar expedition.
  • SOVKOMFLOT: investments into the future of the Company and State
    With the appointment in the end of 2004 of a new Administration of the “Sovkomflot” headed by Mr. Igor Shuvalov (Chairman of the Board of Directors) and Mr. Serguei Frank (General Director), the Company announced their strategy of growth. By the year 2009, the total deadweight of the “Sovkomflot” fleet, even if assessed on a most pessimistic scenario, will increase by 1.5 times thus amounting to a figure of 1.5 million tons. <b>Mr. Serguei Teryokhin</b>, the First Deputy of the General Director of “Sovkomflot”, comments upon the Company’s future as it is seen by its Administration.
  • Electrostatic risk affecting the increase of processing routines’ efficiency on oil tankers
    Increasing of efficiency of processing routines on oil tankers is an important technical task whose results directly relate to the improvement of economic performance of the tanker fleet. In the meantime, attempts to shorten the time of the ship’s loading inevitably lead to loading intensification, and intent to speed-up the machine washing requires the use of a more powerful jet equipment. Limitations resulting from the need of electrostatic protection are deterrent to those processes.


  • Lesosibirsky Port celebrates its 30th Anniversary
    Yenisei is the largest Siberian river. Its length is almost 3,5 thousand km. Young and modern Lesosibirsky Port has been standing on this river for 30 years. Lesosibirsky Port is a branch of Yenisei Shipyard, which is the general cargo transportation company in the Yenisei basin. The general activity of Lesosibirsky Port is transshipment of different cargo categories. Its capacity amounts to 1 200 thousand tons per year.
  • St. Petersburg will open the window to the world
    Construction of a Sea Passenger Terminal is expected to start within the third quarter of the current year on the Vassil'evsky Island in St. Petersburg. The project implies building of a new, as a matter of fact, port having seven berths of a total length of 2 km for reception and servicing passenger cruise ships and ferries. Large passenger ships 200 to 300 m long of the "Millennium" and "Grand Princess" class will be able of calling the port. Capacity of the port will amount to 1.2 mil passengers. Launching of a first complex comprising three berths is scheduled for 2007.
  • Analysis of unauthorized nuclear materials transportation risk
    The Non-proliferation Treaty signed in 1970 obliges each State to oppose to the propagation of nuclear weapons and technologies. There are five countries in the world availing of nuclear weapons, which are Russia, USA, France, United Kingdom and China. 185 states have signed the Treaty which declares as illegal any transmission of nuclear weapons technologies from a nuclear power as well as obtaining such weapons by a state that does not have nuclear arms.
  • Principles of building up a system for ensuring protection of marine facilities involving technical means of security
    The Makarov State Maritime Academy, in close co-operation with the Maritime Security Service, performs major works on ensuring security of marine facilities. The Academy is engaged on the design of security systems for ships and port facilities, implementation of various technical means of security, control and restriction of access to ships and port facilities, and video monitoring systems.

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • 85 years of serving Polar science
    The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute is the sole scientific and research institution in Russia which conducts full complex studies of the polar regions. This year, the Institute is going to celebrate its 85th anniversary. The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute incorporates 21 research subdivisions, Ice and Meteorological Information Centre, Russian Antarctic Expedition, Scientific and Research Fleet featuring the unique icebreaker-type ship «Academician Fyodorov», and specialized ice testing tank for conducting experiments.
  • Remote operated vehicles for underwater research
    Remote operated vehicles (ROV) are widely used today in virtually all underwater activities, such as shelf exploration, underwater inspections, rescue operations and hydrographic and biological researches. Divetechnoservice Ltd. has had over 10 years experience in supplies of diving appliances and equipment including extra small and survey class ROV for both military and civil organizations.

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

  • NEVA 2005
    There has been an exceptionally positive response at this early stage from the Russian market with some 80% of the Russian/CIS Exhibition Space already reserved. Similarly the international participation is expected to exceed the 2003 total with National Industry Groups again from Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Ukraine and the USA. The British Marine Equipment Association and a Swedish National Industry Group are planning their Pavilions for the first time in several years. More than 600 exhibitors from 40 countries are expected in St. Petersburg this year.

Admiral's mess

  • The yacht of two monarchs

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