Gazprom and the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex (SSС Zvezda) signed in St. Petersburg the construction contracts for four vessels. The signing took place at the Offshore Marintec Russia 2018 International Specialized Exhibition and Conference showcasing the shipbuilding industry and high-tech equipment for exploration operations in the Arctic and the continental shelf.
The documents provide for the construction of three supply vessels, which will be used for towing operations, anchor handling and cargo delivery to production and drilling platforms, and one passenger vessel for platform crews. The completion deadlines are 2021–2024. Gazprom Flot, a specialized subsidiary of Gazprom, acts as the contract owner on behalf of the Company.
The construction documentation was drawn up by Russian design contractors with due consideration for up-to-date requirements, providing for the maximum possible use of domestic components, equipment and materials.
The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is being built in the Primorye Territory on the basis of the Zvezda Far Eastern Shipyard. The project involves the construction of a heavy outfitting berth, a dry dock, full-cycle production shops, and shops for the setting up of offshore marine facilities. SSС Zvezda will build large-capacity vessels, components for offshore platforms, ice-class vessels, special vessels, and other marine equipment.