Brazilian Shipbuilder Urges Russia to Strengthen Maritime Ties

MarineLink.com
Friday, September 27, 2013

AMEC Kromav, the Rio de Janeiro-headquartered specialist company for shipbuilding and offshore activities, has urged Russian industry to take full advantage of Brazil’s multibillion dollar offshore industry opportunities.

In a comprehensive presentation at NEVA in St Petersburg, Rosalo Sales, Director of Business Development & Strategic Planning at AMEC Kromav told delegates that the Petrobras Business Plan 2013-2017 had scheduled investments of more than $230 billion in Brazil (95%) and $11.7 billion (5%) overseas, with opportunities for annual contracts worth $28.4 billion alone in Brazil.

“The current oil tanker fleet must go through a $101 billion or $14.2 billion per annum modernization program by 2020, at which time Petrobras is scheduled to double oil production to 4.2 million bpd,” Mr. Sales told delegates.

“This will cater for future demand for 49 tankers, 196 platform support vessels, 38 offshore exploration and production units, 28 drill ships and ancillary equipment,” he added.

Mr. Sales revealed that 26 yards in Brazil currently had steel processing capacity of 600,000 tons per year and that work on 11 yards to double capacity was in progress.

“Brazil offers offshore industry experience, large demand for ships and offshore units and needs qualified manpower and partnerships in construction and engineering,” Mr. Sales said. “Russia offers high experience in ship design, high quality equipment and qualified manpower to support the shipbuilding industry.

“Looking at what both countries need and have to offer, we firmly believe that Brazil and Russia will profit from trading what is needed and what may be offered.”

The NEVA program this year centered on a host of key issues ranging from the use of LNG as fuel and developments in marine technology to port optimization, manpower requirements, vessel design and the challenges of Arctic shipping.

In a keynote speech, Viktor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation and Deputy Chairman of Marine Council of the Russian Federation Government addressed the status and prospects of Russia’s marine transportation system and warned of the particular need for financing vehicles and shipyard capacity.

Joseph Westwood-Booth Senior Deputy Director, Sub-Division for Marine Technology and cargoes at the International Maritime Organization outlined latest developments with particular reference to the aftermath of the Costa Concordia incident and representatives of the economic development agency of the German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania joined forces with suppliers and entrepreneurs  for a presentation entitled ‘Invest in MV.’

“This year NEVA became the platform for organizing the national pavilion of The Netherlands under the framework of the ‘International Year of The Netherlands in Russia 2013’ and continued to serve as a forum for cooperation in the development of marine infrastructure and logistics,” said Dimitri Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister and President, the Maritime Collegium of the Russian Federation.

“One should stress the participation of Russia’s maritime market leaders, United Shipbuilding Corporation, Sovcomflot, the Russian Register and Krylov State Research Centre. The NEVA exhibition promotes breakthrough technologies and attracts investment to commercial shipbuilding and other Russian industries.”

Roderick Keay,  General Director of Dolphin Exhibitions, the event organizer,  said, “This year’s program has been particularly well-received by exhibitors and visitors and as the exhibition came to a close professional visitors were still walking around seeking specialist contacts for future cooperation and looking towards the next event which takes place from September 22-25, 2015.”

More than 17,000 professional visitors and over 1,000 exhibiting companies gathered in St Petersburg’s Lenexpo complex for NEVA. National pavilions were organized by Germany, China, The Netherlands, Denmark, South Korea, the United Kingdom, France and Finland. The list of attendees includes executives from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and leading classification societies including American Bureau of Shipping and Det Norske Veritas.
 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Damen Outfitting First of Nine Bahamas Patrol Boats

The first of nine Damen Stan Patrol 3007s ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting.

Liquefaction Terminals to Dominate LNG Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure (Capex) on global LNG facilities is expected to total $259 billion (bn) over the period 2015-2019, with investments expected to be 88% larger

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Tanker Trends

Larger Tankers May Offer Better Return Chances

Investors looking for returns in the tanker markets can invest their capital in a variety of ways. Should an owner invest in a VLCC or an Aframax? How about an

Benghazi Port Still Closed, Imports Rerouted

The commercial port in Libya's second city, Benghazi, remains closed due to fighting between pro-government and Islamist forces, forcing wheat imports to make a detour via Tobruk harbour,

EGAS Tenders for as many as 48 LNG Cargoes

Egypt's state-owned gas company EGAS has tendered to buy at least 48 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for delivery in 2015/16, three traders said. A senior

News

Port Workers in Argentine Grain Hub End Strike

Port workers in part of the Argentine grains hub of Rosario lifted a work stoppage on Friday, only a day after they went on strike over demands for higher year-end bonuses, a union official said.

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

Henrik O. Madsen appointed chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway   DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed as chairman

Larger Tankers May Offer Better Return Chances

Investors looking for returns in the tanker markets can invest their capital in a variety of ways. Should an owner invest in a VLCC or an Aframax? How about an

Government Update

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

Henrik O. Madsen appointed chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway   DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed as chairman

MARAD Publishes US ATB, ITB Database

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) released what it is calling a first-of-its-kind public database that chronicles U.S.-flagged, privately owned domestic

Costa Rica Approves APM Terminals Project

Port operator APM Terminals, a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Friday Costa Rica's environment agency had approved the construction of its Moin Container Terminal project.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2027 sec (5 req/sec)