Rosneft, Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, VEB Leasing and Sovkomflot signed agreements for construction of two Aframax type tankers with their subsequent chartering.
Rosneft Oil Company, Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, Arctic Leasing LLC (a VEB Group Company) and SKF ECO LLC (a Sovkomflot Group Company) in the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum signed a number of agreements for construction of two new generation Aframax crude oil tankers operating on LPG with their subsequent long-term chartering.
Agreements were signed by Chief Executive Officer of Rosneft Igor Sechin, General Director of Sovkomflot Sergei Frank, General Director of Arctic Leasing LLC Yury Danilenko and Vice-President for Energy, Localization and Innovation of Rosneft Andrey Shishkin.
At the moment portfolio of orders of Rosneft placed at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex by Rosnefteflot JSC amounts to 10 Aframax type tankers.
Therefore, along with agreements signed at EEF-2018, portfolio of orders for this type of tankers has grown to 12 units. This is the largest serial order placed at Russian shipyards lately.
As per the documents, Arctic Leasing will place orders for construction of two Aframax type tankers with 114 thousand tons deadweight at the shipyard. In their turn Rosneft and SKF ECO LLC will sign two time-charter contracts (lease of vessel with a crew) for 20 years for export deliveries of crude oil and petroleum products from Russian ports of Baltic Sea region.
These tankers are new generation vessels powered by natural gas motor fuel and meeting high ecological standards and new regulations for restriction of Sulphur oxide and green house gas emissions in the Baltic and Northern Seas that will come into force in 2020.
Tankers will be delivered to the customer in 2022 and will operate under the Russian flag.
These agreements will facilitate localization of hull equipment manufacturing, gaining of advanced experience in the field of cargo vessels design as well as development of shipbuilding and industrial cluster in the Far East of Russia.
Signing of the agreements is a logical follow-up to the agreement with FESSC JSC signed in June 2014, according to which all orders of Rosneft for construction of marine facilities and vessels shall be placed at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex.
Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex was established in Bolshoi Kamen, Primorsky krai. Shipyard project comprises both operating objects which were commissioned, as follows: hull fabrication shop, paint shops and open land-based assembly area, and objects of the 2-nd stage which are under construction now – dry dock, full-cycle production workshops and workshops for construction of offshore facilities. Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex will construct large-range vessels, elements of offshore platforms, ice-class vessels and other types of offshore facilities.
Rosneft has signed exclusive agreement with Zvezda shipyard for placement of all its orders for construction of new offshore facilities and vessels, and signed contracts for design, construction and delivery of 25 vessels:
four multifunctional ice breaker supply vessels;
– ten Aframax type tankers;
– ten arctic shuttle tankers with 42 thousand tons deadweight;
– one arctic shuttle tanker with 69 thousand tons deadweight.
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.
Information Policy Division
PJSC “NK “Rosneft”
September 12, 2018