Russian Shipyard Booming, Recruits Shipbuilders
By 2013, labor staff of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd (affiliate of United Shipbuilding Corporation) will increase by one third.
The shipyard's backlog of orders now has grown to RUR 55-million. Revenue of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd in 2012 is evaluated as RUR 12.7-billion (in the last year – RUR 1.3-billion).
The company needs workers' arms and engineers' ideas to implement large state contracts, i.e. construction of a nuclear-powered 60-megawatt icebreaker for Atomflot and a diesel-electric 25-megawatt icebreaker for Rosmorport, completion of energy unit for the world's first floating nuclear power plant for Rosenergoatom. According to experts, unique expertise of the shipyard guarantees new contracts, growing wages, and an opportunity to develop qualification in Russian and international projects.
Baltiysky Zavod was established in 1856. The shipyard is specialized in warships, large-capacity civilian vessels for various types of cargo, icebreakers (including nuclear-powered), ro-ro and ro-pax ships, chemical tankers, bulkers etc.
Today, the shipyard employs almost 2,400 persons including over 800 direct-labor workers. According to the shipyard's personnel director Irina Musienko, by the end of 2012 the company will need to recruit 200 employees, and in 2013 – other 450 workers plus 150 engineers and servants. "Primarily, we need qualified arc welders, assemblers of shipboard systems, crane operators and chippers", she said.