A comprehensive ship repair modernization plan will be developed for Kamchatka

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Ship repair services in the Kamchatka Territory currently total 3 billion rubles

Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Maxim Oreshkin ordered the development of a comprehensive plan for the modernization of ship repair in the Kamchatka Territory. The order was given at the end of the meeting devoted to the establishment of a ship repair cluster in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and the prospects of the shipbuilding and ship repair industry in the region. The task is assigned to the RF Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Economic Development, according to the Kamchatka Territory Government.

To date, ship repair services in the Kamchatka Territory currently total 3 billion rubles. The number of employees in industries exceeds 1,500. 34 enterprises in the region are certified for ship repair work by the Russian Shipping Register of Navigation. The operating companies have 6 quays with a lifting capacity of between 800 and 25,000 tonnes. In addition to fleet maintenance, the construction of small ships is in great demand in Kamchatka. All small-sized ships and half of medium-sized ships today can be repaired in the Kamchatka Territory. No large ship repairs are available. They go for repairs in Primorye, China and Korea.

“Today we are seeing the practical implementation of Northern Sea Route development plans that will expand shipping many times, probably ten times, over a decade. This means we must be ready to respond to the growing demand for ship repair and our initiatives are focused on this,” said Vladimir Solodov, Governor of the Kamchatka Territory.

On August 2, 2022, RF Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a plan for the development of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) until 2035. The plan includes over 150 activities including 16 port infrastructure. Total funding is approaching 1.8 trillion rubles.

Relevant issues will be discussed at the Ship Repair, Modernization and Components Conference to be held on day zero of the World Fisheries Forum and Seafood Expo Russia (SEAFOOD EXPO RUSSIA) on September 20, 2022 in St. Petersburg. The event is organized by PortNews Media Group. Learn more about the event >>>>

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