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Gazprom and NOVATEK to create engineering, engineering and shipbuilding cluster in the Far East

Within the framework of the XXI World Petroleum Congress in Moscow, members of the consortium of participants of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center (DTSSS), with the participation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, signed a memorandum of entry into the share capital of DTSCC of Gazprom and Novatek.

The purpose of the memorandum is to attract private investment in the development of an industrial cluster in the Far East, the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade reported. Novatek and Gazprom will enter a consortium based on DCCC to jointly implement a project to build and develop an engineering, machine-building and shipbuilding cluster in the Far East.

The format and size of the shares of companies have not yet been reported. Coordination of the project within the framework will be implemented by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The preparatory phase is scheduled to be completed no later than the end of 2015.

“The signing of the memorandum is in the long-term interests of the domestic shipbuilding industry. Creation on the basis of DCCC of a single center for placing orders of Russian companies for the construction of ships and marine equipment related to the exploration, production and transportation of hydrocarbons from the Russian shelf will help our shipyards to receive long-term workload, access to advanced shipbuilding technologies and assistance in development own engineering in the field of creation of modern gas carriers and tankers ", - commented the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov on the signing of the memorandum.

The new cluster will be created on the basis of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center. The main project will be the construction of a giant civil shipyard "Zvezda" in the town of Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Territory. Investments in the project are estimated at 111 billion rubles, of which 27,5 billion rubles are from the federal budget. The decision on additional state financing of the project can be made after the completion of the preparatory stage.

The main demand for the cluster will be provided by Gazprom and Novatek, which have already announced the need for 29 LNG carriers and six tankers for the transportation of hydrocarbons to consumers from the Russian shelf.

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