Russia to Build Modern Dredgers

Russia’s shipbuilding industry has been undergoing intense revival, according to Yevgeny Zagorodny, Vice-President for Civil Shipbuilding, United Shipbuilding Corporation.

In his recent interview with the IAA PortNews, Mr Zagorodny spoke about new promising designs of vessels, construction of dredging ships, modernization of production facilities, state support measures, impact of sanctions, import substitution and development plans.

When asked about the current situation in construction of dredging vessels in Russia, Mr Zagorodny said: “There are organizations in Russia that have been historically specializing in designing of dredging equipment.”

They can hardly be referred to as modern ones but the work is underway since it is important for the Volga, Don and Siberian rivers,” he added.

Moreover, two dredging vessels of foreign company’s design have been built by Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard with the third ship under the final phase of construction,” Mr Zagorodny said.

According to him, the third vessel, named Kadosh, will be delivered to the customer soon. He also added that the first two newbuilds are already ensuring smooth transition of vessels to/from the Caspian Sea unlike the previous years.

On our part, we negotiate localization of foreign company’s manufactures (like IHC of the Netherlands) in Russia, also within the Lotus SEZ. As usual, the matter is in the shipbuilding program: if Rosmorport confirms it we can embark on long-term planning. It is serial production that will ensure economic viability,” concluded Mr Zagorodny.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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