The consortium of Rosneft and Gazprombank will obtain Zvezda shipyard in the Far East (which will construct equipment for the Arctic shelf development) as it was supposed. Besides, the consortium will obtain at least two shipyards in the Far East. The united shipbuilding corporation (OSK) which includes all three enterprises can become the member of the consortium. Besides, Rosneft is interested in the large shipyard of OSK (Kola Peninsula).
Igor Sechin to take United Shipbuilding Corporation in tow – the Corporation calculates on Rosneft more and moreEdited by Rhod Mackenzie / 2013-04-25 02:00:39
The Rosneft’s Head Igor Sechin has actively got into gear of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (OSK). The current criticism of OSK has started from him – against the background of this, the discussion of the change of the corporation’s Head became more active. Now OSK calculates on large-scale orders from Rosneft too, connecting resumption of its largest projects (construction of new shipyard in Kotlin and Zvezda in the Far East) with them. Igor Sechin has already raised a question about the situation in OSK at the level of Vladimir Putin; the meeting will take place in his office on May, 6. Some sources of the Kommersant expect to get an announcement of personnel replacements that time.
The General Director of the Baltic shipbuilding plant (a part of OSK) Alexander Voznesensky stated that the project to construct New Admiralty shipyard on the island of Kotlin in Kronstadt, "might be revived".
Rosneft needs 394 units for shelf operation. The United shipbuilding corporation (OSK) cannot guarantee readiness to construction of all equipment now, the President of Rosneft I. Sechin says to the President of Russia V. Putin. On Thursday, Rosneft negotiates in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk with the companies ExxonMobil Development, the Korean STX and OSK about development of cooperation in the Far Eastern region.
The will be companies from China and South Korea will help it to develop the Arctic shelf.
Rosneft has found new partners among the Asian companies. Over the last few days the head of Rosneft, I. Sechin, has managed to visit 2 countries –South Korea and China where he held negotiations with the 5 largest Oil and Gas companies in the region. The main result was the signing of the agreement with the Chinese companies on their joint work at the shelf of the Pechora and Barents Seas. Analysts assess positively this possible cooperation and say Rosneft will open a new market for hydrocarbons sales for itself on the account of new partners and accelerate the process of the shelf development.