22 Oct 2019 17:45

Rosneft, Indian delegation discuss possibility of Indian cos' placing orders with Zvezda shipyard

MOSCOW. Oct 22 (Interfax) - Rosneft head Igor Sechin met with an Indian delegation headed by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel Dharmendra Pradhan at the Zvezda shipyard in the Primorye Territory's Bolshoi Kamen on October 22, Rosneft said in a statement

The possibility of Indian companies' placing orders for ships with Zvezda was discussed, it said, noting that the shipyard can build all existing and next-generation types of ships, including nuclear-powered icebreakers, tankers, LNG tankers, drilling, exploration, and production rigs, ice-class ships, and more.

"The construction of the shipyard began in 2015 under an order of Russian President Vladimir Putin. A total of 97 facilities have been built, including 30 major industrial ones, 16 of which are first-order facilities, the main ones of which have already been commissioned, and 14 second-order ones. The construction of the second order is proceeding ahead of schedule," Sechin said.

Eight ships are currently being built at Zvezda: four support vessels and four Aframax class ships.