Topical Interview

  • "Prirazlomnaja" – the pioneer of Arctic
    First stage of building of the unique Off-shore Ice-Resistant Fixed Platform «Prirazlomnaja» finished – the stage of the enterprise manufacturing. In November MISP was transferred from the water area of Sevmash to Murmansk ship-repair plant no.35 for the final outfitting, setting and arranging works and concreting. Summing up first stage of the platform creating general director of JSC «Gasprom oil shelf» Aleksander Mandel said: «Today the platform has a high degree of making ready. Sevmash acquired the huge experience, with calculation of which he will develop further».


  • The State of Russian River Fleet and Shipbuilding Prospects
    River transport is one of the most safe, energy saving and envi- ronmentally friendly mode of transport. The waterborne traffic market is growing; its profitability exceeds motor and railway transportation indices. Today, earnings of only ship operators operating in the Russian domestic waterborne traffic are about 870 mln USA dollars. The increase of transportation load highlights the special role of the vessels of mixed “river-sea” sailing type – the most effective and profitable constituent of the Russian river transport.
  • United Shipbuilding Corporation signed a cooperation agreement with the Transas group
    Russia’s state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Transas group, an IT solutions developer and supplier for the marine and aviation industries.
  • What to do with recent development
    Control systems and electrical equipment for under construction ships
  • Flowserve Signed Agreement to License Propulsion Systems Manufacturing to Russian Ship Center
    Flowserve signed a 10 year licensing agreement with Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center in Russia to provide the proprietary knowhow for the purchasing and production of thrusters for ship propulsion systems
  • "Prirazlomnaya" – Chartek and Trelleborg production for fire safety
  • The second life of "Meteor" with MAN engine
  • Ship equipment on-line
    In these times of global business economic success is defined more and more by the ability to raise and utilize relevant information.


  • Sovcomflot and United Shipbuilding Corporation signed an agreement
    Oct. 28, 2010 - SCF Group and Zvezda- DSME, the Joint Venture between OAO United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine En- gineering Co. Ltd (DSME) completed negotiations and signed agreements for the construction of a series of tankers designed for the transportation of crude oil and oil products.
  • Norilsk Nickel's vessel came back from its trial voyage
    Моscow, November 16, 2010 – Monche- gorsk, the Arctic-class diesel electric vessel owned by OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, returned from Shanghai to the port of Dudinka from its first commercial trip by the eastern part of the Northern Sea Route.
  • Water lubricated bearings make retrofit impact
    The recent conversion from sealed oil lubricated bearings to open water lubricated bearings on the bulk carrier Peter R Cresswell demonstrates the way owners of existing ships are solving oil pollution leakage issues.
  • SKANDI AKER elected Ship of the Year 2010
    The subsea service vessel SKANDI AKER, owned by the Norwegian company DOFCON ASA and built at STX Norway Offshore AS – Soviknes, was declared Ship of the Year 2010 by the Norwegian State Secretary Rikke Lind at the SMM 2010 trade show in Hamburg.
  • Hamworthy takes lead from the environment
    A recent string of acquisitions and new product launches confirm that Hamworthy is putting environmental concerns at the top of its development agenda.


  • FSUE “Rosmorport” announced the Strategy of the Russian Port Infrastructure Development
    To comply the commercial and transport demands of the coun- try the Russian seaports should get internationally competitive port infrastructure and develop the professional system of port management. Today, the necessity of national strategy of the Russian port infrastructure development is obvious. FSUE “Rosmorport” intends to work on the details of the strategy in the first half of 2011. Now the basic ideas of the strategy is offered for consideration of the professional community.
  • Port news
  • The construction project of Ro-Ro terminal at The Port of Kavkaz
  • “Transport of Russia” – water transport came out of the financial crisis with positive dynamics
  • 50th Liebherr Mobile harbour Crane for Russia
    Leading cargo handling equipment spe- cialist Liebherr has been a key player in the development of Russian commercial sea ports with the recent supply of nu- merous tailor-made products from its Liebherr Port Equipment range.
  • TransRussia – the leading transport & logistics industry exhibition
    For the last 15 years, the transport and logistics industry has gathered together in April to focus on business in Russia and the CIS. TransRussia provides an opportunity for com- panies to meet up with colleagues in the industry and make new contacts, who will help generate new business in the future. With over 500 companies promoting their services at the exhibition and 55 speakers at the conference sharing their visions for the future of the industry, TransRussia is a valuable source of information about the market and its key players.

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Nord Stream passes Half-Way Mark for Line 1
    More than 600 Kilometres of First Pipeline Laid in Waters of Five Countries. 30 Ships Working on the Project at any one Time. Benchmark for International Collabora- tion and Meticulous Planning
  • SOGAZ insures drilling operations on the Arctic shelf
    SOGAZ Insurance Group has signed an insurance contract for drilling opera- tions with LLC Gazflot (Moscow), which is drilling wells on the Atipayutinskoe, Kirinskoe and Tota-Yakhinskoe gas deposits.
  • NOVATEK delivered stable gas condensate via Northern Sea Route
    OAO NOVATEK has announced today the successful delivery of a consignment of its stable gas condensate to China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) via the Arctic Ocean’s Northern Sea Route.

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

  • Man – Sea – Technology
    International news and innovations. Author's topic of Valentin Mitrofanov

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