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TOP "Big Stone" to be!

Dmitry Medvedev: "Russia should become a worthy player in the world shipbuilding market ..."

The Government of the Russian Federation intends to implement the project of a powerful shipbuilding cluster in the Far East (based on the Zvezda plant) within the framework of the already existing Law “On the territories of advanced socio-economic development (PDA)”.

TOP "Big Stone" to be!
Special project TORA and Free Port
The Russian government sees one of the main conditions for the economic development of the Far East - the revival of domestic shipbuilding here. And to the level of the highest international standards. This was stated by the head of the Russian government, Dmitry Medvedev, on December 18 in Vladivostok, where he held a joint meeting of two government commissions - on import substitution and on the issues of socio-economic development of the Far East and Trans-Baikal region.

According to the prime minister, the shipbuilding cluster, which is already being formed on the basis of the shipbuilding complex of the Zvezda plant in the seaside town of Bolshoy Kamen (with the participation of the giants of the domestic economy: Rosneft, Gazprombank and the Russian shipbuilding corporation, represented by its subsidiary, JSC "Far Eastern Center for Shipbuilding and Shiprepairing") should be created and put into operation within the framework of the already existing TOR Act. In other words, the territory of shipbuilding in the Grand Stone decided to declare TOR, that is, a territory for which special special tax incentives and preferences are provided that stimulate investment activity.

"I instructed the Ministry of Development of the Far East to develop up to 1 February the following year all the necessary package of documents on the functioning of SC" Zvezda "in the TOP mode, as well as a detailed plan for the operation of this complex," Dmitry Medvedev told the meeting.

Recall, IC "Zvezda", specializing in Soviet and post-Soviet times for the repair and dismantlement of submarines, the decision of the president and the government of the Russian Federation is transformed into a powerful center for the construction of ships and platforms for the needs of the country's oil and gas industry. Here, drilling platforms, gas carriers and tankers of large displacement will be built. On behalf of President Vladimir Putin, this around the "Star" is creating a shipbuilding cluster managed by CJSC Modern Shipbuilding Technologies (CTC), a joint venture formed by a consortium of Rosneft and Gazprombank

“We understand that no one is particularly waiting for us on the global shipbuilding market with its highest competition, so we must as soon as possible master modern shipbuilding technologies and decide, where necessary, all the issues of import substitution,” the Russian government head noticed.

The prime minister reminded the representatives of the departments responsible for the implementation of the shipbuilding project about the need to solve such pressing issues as personnel, housing, social infrastructure. Without the latter two conditions, you will not attract highly qualified specialists to the future TOP. The fact is that today in the Big Stone there are not enough highly qualified specialists. And to attract them from other regions - an incentive in the form of a roof over your head and decent living conditions are needed.

More details on how to implement a large-scale shipbuilding project in Primorye and what should be done in this direction in the near future after the meeting told journalists one of the main participants of the meeting - vice premiers Yuri Trutnev and Dmitry Rogozin.

According to them, today in the Big Stone production life has begun to glow. The first metal-cutting equipment was delivered to the factory facilities of Zvezda. And already in 2016, it will start working. But production can be fully profitable only if the state order is concentrated here (so that all companies involved in offshore gas production, both private and state-owned) place their orders for any marine equipment on Zvezda. And the government will determine the order of the optimal placement of these orders.

The problem of attracting and retaining qualified specialists, in the opinion of Dmitry Rogozin, is already being solved with the help of a decent salary in +50 thousand rubles a month. By 2020, it is planned to resolve the issue of resettlement in the Big Stone of the 7 order of thousands of employees of IC Zvezda and bring the main gas to both the social and production infrastructure.

Considering the strategic nature of the future shipbuilding industry and its exceptional importance for national security, the Russian government intends to turn off cooperation with US partners in the area of ​​utilizing Russian nuclear submarines based on the Zvezda plant. These works were conducted from the beginning 90-x years of the last century in the framework of the intergovernmental agreement of the Russian Federation and the United States and partly funded by the US budget (along with funds allocated by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation). The nature of the work assumed the presence of American specialists on the territory of the "Star". In the light of the current change in the geopolitical situation, the presence of representatives of the main NATO country in the epicenter of domestic shipbuilding seems undesirable to the Russian government.
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