• Technological Development in Shipbuilding Industry
    Russian shipbuilders can now feel more secure about their hopes for large-scale revival in their industry. The Government now supports the idea of putting investments into scientific-technical development and design in shipbuilding. In March 2008 the Government of the Russian Federation has passed the Federal goal-oriented program "Development of the civil shipping" for the years 2009-2016. It took Minpromenergo and Federal Agency for Industry of the Russian Federation about a year to develop this Program. According to the experts, the Program de facto appears to be the first practical tool for implementing the "Development strategy for the shipbuilding industry before year 2020 and the future perspective".
  • Baltiyskiy Zavod launched the ice breaker "Saint-Petersburg"
    Baltiyskiy zavod builds the multifunctional ice breaker of a fundamentally new class, and none of shipyards has built any analogues. On May 28, 2008 in ceremonial conditions the multifunctional ice breaker "Saint-Petersburg" was launched at JSC "Baltiyskiy zavod". This is the second vessel of diesel-electric icebreakers, which Baltiyskiy zavod builds by the request of FSUE's (Federal state unitary enterprise) "Rosmorport". In the end of 2004 Baltiyskiy zavod won the international tender for construction of two multipurpose diesel-electric icebreakers.
  • GL - Germanischer Lloyd - Internationally Experienced Classification Society
    Mr. Guido Foersterling, who has been Country Manager for Germanischer Lloyd AG in Russia for a year, speaks of Russia's potential regarding oil and gas production and transportation, as well as support provided by GL in solving technical tasks.
  • Small hydrographic vessel "Vaygach"
  • Aker Yards ASA - positioning for Russian market
    Aker Yards ASA sells 70 percent of the ownership in three of the yards within its business area Merchant Vessels to FLC West, a Russian owned investment company. Aker Yards receives EUR 291.9 million in payment from FLC West. It is expected that the new jointly owned unit will deliver modern vessels to meet the growing demand by Russian companies in hydrocarbons exploration, production and transportation for specialized ships.
  • Development of control algorithms for vessel dynamic station keeping


  • First Joint Rules for LNG
    Class Societies ABS and RS Jointly Develop Rules for Arctic Gas Carriers ABS and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) are to jointly develop of classification Rules for Arctic Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers under a wide ranging cooperative agreement between the two IACS members.
  • Regulation vital to prevent 'no holds barred' Arctic shipping race New
    Commercial shipping in the Arctic is poised to prosper from energy exports, cruise tourism and new ice-free routes due to climate change - but even if the industry can solve its own technical and human challenges, will politics stand in the way of progress? Delegates at this month's Arctic Shipping 2008 conference in St Petersburg heard that sovereignty disputes and environmental concerns are lurking alongside issues like ship design, cold climate operation and training, market potential - including the container sector - and incident response for anything from oil spills to passenger rescue. Growth in Arctic operations was underlined by a capacity 220-strong attendance at the fourth annual conference. Organiser Lloyd's List Events has already confirmed St Petersburg as venue for the fifth in the series next April and meanwhile is staging a new Arctic shipping forum in Montreal, Canada, this October.
  • Naming Сeremony of a new LNG carrier for transportation of Sakhalin
    On April 8, 2008 the Naming Ceremony of LNG carrier "Grand Mereya" was held at the shipbuilding yard of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Chiba (on the coast of Tokyo Bay), Japan. The new vessel which will transport liquefied natural gas was named after the Sakhalin river Mereya running near Prigorodnoye where Russia's first LNG plant is being constructed.
  • "Transiberian Bridge" is completed
  • Provision of environmental safety at ballast water handling


  • Ust-Luga Port - Northwestern Sea Gate of Russia
    In June, 2008 FSUE (Federal State Unitary Enterprise) "Rosmorport" will celebrate its 5th birthday. Ust-Luga, which is one of its largest branch offices, in the past year had become the laureate of the national public award "The Gold chariot" in the nomination "The Leader of Russian sea transport".
  • Rosmorport. Five-year work record
  • Transstroy Engineering Corporation: We have got lots of work to do
    In the summer of 2008 the C2 navigation pass - one of the most essential objects of the St. Petersburg Flood Prevention Facility Complex - shall be put into operation to be able to protect St. Petersburg from water encroachment by closing access from the Gulf of Finland into the Neva Bay. General contractor of this structure having no counterparts in Europe is the Transstroy Engineering Corporation CJSC, which is member of the nation's largest holding Transstroy Planning and Construction Company.
  • III International forum "YugTrans 2008: on plans and results"

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Rosneft Hosts Maritime Board Meeting
    On April 18, 2008, Rosneft's headquarters hosted a meeting of the Russian governmental Maritime Board, which focused on justification of the external border of the Russian continental shelf. Rosneft President Sergey Bogdanchikov, who is a member of the Maritime Board, also participated in the meeting.
  • First LNG cargo handling simulator in Russia
    Makarov State Maritime Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia officially opened its new Kongsberg Maritime supplied Neptune LNG Simulator on 13th March 2008.
  • Research of the Subglacial Lake Vostok on the threshold of new discoveries
    The seismic measurements performed by the Soviet Antarctic expedition in 1963-1964, radar sensing, executed by the British scientists in 1974-1975, and researches of relief of the glacial cover surface from satellite ERS-1 in 1993 have resulted in finding of a huge subglacial pool in area of the Russian midland station the Vostok. The new geographical object on a chart of Antarctica has received the name "Lake Vostok".
  • Rolls-Royce design selected for Polar research vessel
    Rolls-Royce has been selected to design a research vessel to carry out significant environmental research at both the North and South Poles. The vessel will be outfitted to cover a wide range of marine research operations, such as monitoring fishing stocks, metreological studies, sea floor sampling and mapping.
  • Underwater robotics: from idea to its realization

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

  • Man - Sea - Technology

Admiral's mess

  • "Poltava" project. The spirit of the epoch of Peter the Great

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