Rosneft will place order for construction of shuttle tankers at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex
Rosneft, Rosnefteflot and Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex signed an agreement of intent that envisages placing orders with Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for building reinforced ice-class shuttle tankers (Arc6-Arc7) with the deadweight of about 70 thousand tons, Rosneft says in a press release.
According to the Agreement the parties will jointly develop the technical documentation – the tanker specifications and determine the list of manufacturers of basic equipment. The shuttle tankers built at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex will be Russian-flagged vessels and will transport oil from Arctic fields of the Company.
The number of the tankers will be specified after development of technical documentation and definition of core technical characteristics of the fleet.
Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is being created on the basis of the Zvezda Far Eastern Shipyard by the Consortium of Rosneftegaz, Rosneft and Gazprombank. Pilot workload of the Shipyard is secured by Rosneft, which signed an exclusive agreement on placing with the Shipyard all orders for new marine equipment and ship building.
Rosnefteflot is a specialized 100% Subsidiary of Rosneft that implements marine logistics projects, works on behalf of Rosneft to ensure marine charters, port support, implementation of ship building projects and management of the marine and inland fleet.