Topical Interview

  • Siemens in Russia – in Good Earnest and for Long
    In the period of the company establishing, its founder Werner von Siemens delegated one of his brothers, Karl, to Russia. The first contract in Russia was concluded in 1851. The finance received from realization of this contract served to the young company’s establishment and development. It would not be an overstatement to say that the roots of Siemens company are to a large extent located in Russia, where a Siemens regional office was based in Saint-Petersburg in 1855. Our conversation partner, the Head of Power Generation Department of Siemens in Russia and Central Asia, Nikolay J. Rotmistrov, ph.D., narrates about the company operation in Russia.


  • Kronstadt Ltd: business out of politics
  • First Ice-Class Tanker to Launch in Far East
  • Nevsky Shipyard launched the vessel “Spasatel Demidov”
    On August 12, 2014, the launching ceremony of the fourth multipurpose salvage vessel “Spasatel Demidov”, yard number 704, capacity 4 МW, project MPSV07 took place at Nevsky Shipyard’s slipway. The construction of the vessel is carried out in accordance with State Contract for the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency and for the Direction of State Contractor of Marine Transport Development Program. The project is developed by Marine Engineering Bureau-Design-SPb, JSC.
  • Mixed-sailing tankers range of Marine Engineering Bureau
  • Oily bilge water cleaning


  • Fighting friction with chemistry and innovation
    In today’s world, nanotechnology can be employed in everything from cosmetics to paint, or steel and even toothpaste. It is also used in the oil and lubrication businesses. But how can microscopic particles help reduce fossil-fuel use and extend the life of components for some of the heaviest and largest machines – used in shipping, railways, marine engineering, mining, and heavy industry?
  • ClassNK and Transas partner to improve marine simulator classification requirements
    ClassNK, one of the world's leading classification societies, and Transas Marine, global specialist in maritime simulation, navigation and surveillance systems, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding in area of classification of maritime simulators.
  • UNIT45 launches long distance innovative diesel-electric refrigerated container
    Container specialist UNIT45 has opened up new opportunities for shippers seeking to move temperature-controlled products over long distances by rail, water and/ or road.


  • Mobile ports from the United Instrument Corporation
    The Compass Moscow Design Bureau, part of Rostec Corporation’s United Instrument Corporation, has created a mobile, multipurpose port that can be assembled within a month on virtually any undeveloped coast.
  • Port news
  • In Its 5th Edition – SAUDI TRANSTEC 2014
    One of the most comprehensive events in the region for transportation

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Announced Coordination of Industrial Cluster in the Far East
    The members of the Consortium of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center (FESRC) participants involving the Ministry of Industry and Trade signed the Memorandum of Joining the Equity Capital of Gazprom and Novatek FESRC under the XXI World Petroleum Congress held this summer in Moscow.
  • Rosneft and ExxonMobil Start Drilling in the Kara Sea
    Rosneft and ExxonMobil joint venture company Karmorneftegaz began drilling at Universitetskaya-1, the Russian Federation's northernmost well using the West Alpha rig.
  • Chinese Expedition Studies Climatic Changes in the Arctic Region
    The Chinese research vessel Xue Long (“Snow Dragon”) went on the sixth scientific expedition from Shanghai via the Northern Sea Route.

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