Russia Metals and Mining, Shipbuilding

In Karelia growth in industrial production continues.

In comparison with January-September 2015 volumes in the mining sector increased (by 4.1%), in manufacturing (by 8.6%), in the production and distribution of electricity, gas and water (by 0.5%) .<

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"Rosneft" attracts 1.5 trillion roubles for foreign investment projects in the Far East.

"Rosneft" had attracted more than 1.5 trillion roubles foreign investments into its projects in the Far East of Russia, CEO Igor Sechin stated at the launching ceremony of the first stage

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Vard Holdings enters into a contract to supply 15 vessels for offshore operations in Kazakhstan.

Vard Holdings entered into a contract for the design and construction of 15 transport vessels for Topaz Energy and Marine, the subsidiary of Renaissance Services SAOG.
The vessels of the VARD Project 9 21 are specially designed by VARD Design for river traffic, because it is assumed they provide delivery of cargo to the oil fields in Kazakhstan through Russian waterways.

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OJSC "NK "Rosneft" and Siemens AG sign an agreement on cooperation and partnership.

The agreement provides for the analysis of learning opportunities between companies in the development of technical solutions and equipment localization of fuel and energy complex.
A key focus of cooperation is the technological support in the field of mining projects, processing and transportation of hydrocarbons, as well as shipbuilding. In particular, the interaction of the parties in the development and deployment of energy efficient technologies for oil fields and refineries, such as heat recovery systems, variable speed drives and upgraded electricity network (Smart Grid system), compressors for the onshore and offshore fields.

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MMK increases shipment of ship steel

In 2015, MMK shipped 86 thousand tons of steel to ship-building enterprises, which is by almost 11% more than in the previous year.
MMK increases the supply of shipbuilding steel for the second year in a row. In 2014, the shipments of steel to the shipbuilding companies increased by 37% and amounted to 78 thousand tons y / y. MMK has a half of all metal supplies for the Russian shipbuilding industry.

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NOVATEK: Russia to have a fleet of 7 nuclear-powered icebreakers by 2020.

Currently, Russian nuclear fleet consists of four icebreakers, it will be supplemented by three within 2017-2020, the head of Novatek Leonid Michelson states.
Russia would put into operation three new nuclear icebreakers by 2020, the head of Novatek Leonid Michelson stated at Tokyo International Conference on Energy Cooperation of the Russian Federation and Japan on Friday.

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VSZ to build two ships for Gazpromneft.

A ceremony of laying the first ice-breaking vessel under Arc130A project, Ice Class Icebreaker 8, built by order of Gazpromneft was hosted in Vyborg Shipyard (VSZ). The ship was named "Aleksandr Sannikov".
Two icebreaking vessels intended for operation in the Gulf of Ob (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District) for the oil terminal on Novoportovsk field will be built at VSZ. Ships are intended to ensure the shipment of oil, icebreaking tankers, rescue, towing vessels, firefighting, participation in oil spill response operations.

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Gas – Russian, equipment - ?..

The Russians will have to learn how to grow vegetables, produce medicines, sew clothes and to live with their wits, as well as master and manufacture their own equipment in the country's basic industry - oil and gas.
According to the plans of the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade, in 2020 the share of Russian equipment in this sector should be increased from 40 to 57%. With regard to oil and gas engineering, its share is planned to be reduced from the current 60 to 43% by the same year - this is the RF Ministry of Energy data. "Public control" tried to understand whether the Russian companies are ready to supply their own equipment or not.

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Norilsk Nickel is unique user of Northern Sea Route

At the First East Economic Forum, which was held in Vladivostok, the industry dialogue on the theme "Northern Sea Route: how to realize the transit potential" took place. To date, the potential of the Northern Sea Route is still underutilized. The main users of the Russian national maritime transport route in the Arctic is Norilsk Nickel. Active development of the Northern Sea Route started from the development of nickel deposits in Norilsk. Today, the potential of the Northern Sea Route is increasingly associated with oil and gas deposits on the Russian shelf, but the transit container flows may be another driver of the Northern Sea Route development.

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Russian Ministry of Economic Development to support building of icebreakers for Arctic oil terminal

Interdepartmental Commission under the Russian Ministry of Economic Development will support the investment project for the construction of icebreakers for Yamal. It chose 4 projects for their inclusion in the program of support, based on project financing.

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