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Arkhangelsk Oblast has been the cradle of Russia’s shipbuilding since the time of Peter I. Its yards deliver naval ships and civil vessels of various functions, diversifying into offshore engineering. In this article, we provide an overview of the core players on the local shipbuilding market.
Pivotal to a whole number of industries, Sevmash and Zvyozdochka represent the core of Arkhangelsk Oblast’s Shipbuilding Cluster. Today, these two flagships of Russia’s military defense complex need to focus more on diversifying themselves on civilian markets.
The Yamal Peninsula is to become Russia’s major center of gas production. With a high concentration of petroleum deposits, it will allow Gazprom to produce up to 360 billion cubic meters of gas annually, which is four times higher than its current rate. On Yamal, petroleum production projects are run by several corporations. However, the status of a major operator is aspired by Gazprom.
Of all Rosmorport’s branches, the one in Arkhangelsk is the largest. With a staff of 500 – seamen, pilots, navigators and hydrographic surveyors – it ensures navigation safety not only in the water area of Arkhangelsk port but also along the Arctic coast of Russia, all the way from its western border to the Ob Bay.
An array of governmental support arrangements is available in Russia to support various industries. The majority of them are administered by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. In this article, Sozvezdye presents an overview of the principal support instruments (valid as of May 2019) available to the domestic ship yards and mechanical engineering companies. The information about them has been sourced mainly from the National Commerce Data System (GISP). To navigate users through the support options, its web portal offers the Support Navigator tool.
Through a series of voyages undertaken by Russian explorers, the Great Northern Expedition mapped a lengthy section of the Russian Arctic coast and Siberia. In its deployment, the port of Arkhangelsk played the role of a principal support base.