Topical Interview

  • JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation": Looking into the Future
    JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation", the 100 percent Government capital based company, has been established by the Order of the President of the Russian Federation in June, 2007 as part of the reforms introduced to the Russian shipbuilding industry. The management company was registered in St. Petersburg. It took almost two years to establish the structure and the authorized capital of the corporation and this process was completed in due terms - by April 1, 2009. We herein interview the President of JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation", Mr. Vladimir Pakhomov.


  • Boris Zubkov: it takes more than just building a vessel
    The company Hotchya Shipyard has successfully completed design projects for two supply vessels for offshore fleet of JSC "Gazflot". How did the young and rather small company managed to win against its competitors to get a beneficial order and why market analysts are no less significant than developers? Let us hear the opinion of LLC "Hotchya "Shipyard" President Boris Anatolyevich Zubkov.
  • Conversion of the multipurpose cargo ship “Engineer Plavinsky”
    The ship owned by North Shipping Company was modernized due to the project of Maritime Engineering Bureau. The unique modernization of the motor ship was carried out at one of shipyards of China. The hull of the ship was lengthened by 25 meters and now there is an additional hold available at the ship. In addition the height of coamings was increased and third ship crane was mounted. So now freight-carrying capacity of “Engineer Plavinsky” increased by 2 thousands tones.
  • Know-how as preparing for the future
    In July 2009 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has granted the Final Approval of Active Substances to RWO’s ballast water treatment system CleanBallast and thereby noted that the CleanBallast system is safe for the crew, ship and environment. Bremenbased RWO Marine Water Technology is a leading supplier of systems for water and waste water treatment aboard ships and offshore rigs. The company is part of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, a subsidiary of Veolia Water, the leading builder of treatment plants and supplier of technical solutions for water treatment.
  • R&M Ship Technologies Russia: The system is the principle
  • The Influence of the Financial and Economic Crisis on the Development of Global Shipbuilding
    The authors of this article are not trying to determine the causes of the global crisis, their only aim is to show its influence on global shipbuilding. The global financial and economic crisis has led to bankruptcy of a number of financial institutions, difficulties in banking sector, stoppage of investments into new construction and current credit financing, sharp decrease in prices for energy sources and decrease in production and demand for goods and services.
  • Who will give the command “Full speed ahead”?
  • Fire protection panels FIPRO
    FIPRO AG, with its headquarters in CH-6300 Zug, is a member of the Techno-Physik Group. It acts as the Group's marketing and sales organisation for "preventive fire protection - fireproof elements" in the building construction and shipbuilding industries.


  • From twilight zone to a clear standard
    For the first time, purchasers of fuel treatment systems for ships have access to a standardized test method that enables them to compare different separators and choose the correct size based on separation performance rather than throughput capacity.
  • HEMPASIL X3: Save on fuel
  • The series is finished
    29th of June PRISCO delivered new tanker «Zaliv Aniva» on Hyundai Heavy Industries Offshore, South Korea.
  • Russia’s first double-purpose fuelling station
    On June 23, 2009 Vagit Alekperov, President of OAO LUKOIL, and Valentina Matvienko, Governor of Saint- Petersburg, took part in the official ceremony to commission Russia’s first “water-shore” double-purpose fuelling station. The fuelling station is located on Vyborg Embankment and can fuel both motor vehicles and small vessels during the navigation season on the Neva River. The design capacity of the fuelling station is about 500 fill-ups per day, including 60 fill-ups of small vessels.


  • Navis: Comprehensive river fleet modernization despite the crisis
  • VOSTA LMG adds MFD250 to its product portfolio
    VOSTA LMG is proud to announce the addition of a Multi Functional Dredge (MFD) to its product range. This Multi Functional Dredge complements the product portfolio for small dredges. The MFD250 combines different technologies in one unit. The standard product is supplied with three different tools which can be connected to the boom. The MFD250 has an option for vegetation control in the form of a rake, a 400 l bucket for excavation and also has the option of using a small cutter with two underwater pumps for dredging sand and mud. This product is designed for a quick mobilization and is very user friendly.
  • Heavy lift – new solutions
    LC Volgo-Baltic Logistic (VBL), one of Russia's biggest freight agencies, has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch Heavy Lift shipping company Jumbo Shipping. Jumbo Shipping has appointed VBL as its exclusive commercial agent for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
  • Eight Mobile Harbour Cranes for Sochi
    Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH wins large order for Sochi, host of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Basic Element has awarded Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH a contract for 8 Mobile Harbour Cranes. Deliveries will start in August and all 8 cranes will be installed and commissioned by February 2010.
  • ROSNO organizes cargo transportation insurance roundtable

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Time to take stock
    The current lull in orders for liquefied natural gas carriers offers owners and yards alike the chance to examine the way ships are designed, built and supported through their operational lives, according to electrical systems supplier ABB Marine.
  • Shell awards floating LNG contracts to Technip and Samsung
    July 28, 2009 Shell Gas & Power Developments BV (Shell) today signed a master agreement with a consortium comprising Technip and Samsung for the design, construction and installation of multiple floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facilities over a period of up to fifteen years. Shell and Technip-Samsung also signed a contract for execution of the front end engineering and design (FEED) for Shell's 3.5 million tonne per annum (mtpa) FLNG solution.
  • Topaz will custom-build specialized barges to Northern Caspian
    Dubai, 31st May 2009: Topaz Energy and Marine Ltd., through its subsidiary BUE Kazakhstan recently secured a USD 100 million contract with Agip KCO in Kazakhstan. Under the contract, Topaz will custom-build, own and operate six specialized barges over a ten-year period to support Agip’s development program in the Kashagan field in the Northern Caspian. The award means Topaz will further solidify its already leading market position in the Caspian. Topaz has successfully worked in Kazakhstan for more than ten years.
  • Catamarans PRISCO Rieber for Sakhalin projects
    July 16, 2009 - Joint Venture Company with the participation of PRISCO and Norwegian Company GC Rieber Shipping has got two new vessels for work on Sakhalin shelf. High-speed passenger vessels "Polar Baikal" and "Polar Piltun" went down to work under Russian flag. Port of their documentation is Kholmsk. Russian crews are serving the vessels.

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

  • All flags shall be our guests...
    St. Petersburg has hosted the IV International Maritime Defense Show – one of the world’s leading exhibitions in the field of naval architecture, maritime armament and shipbuilding. 350 enterprises participated in the event, 67 of them – foreign companies from 28 different countries. Professional shipbuilders and guests of the Show took great interest in the advanced ship and motorboats that belong to the fleet of the Russian Ministry of Defense and the Federal Security Service and guest combatant ships from Great Britain, France and the Netherlands.
  • Man – Sea – Technology
    International news and innovations

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