The project of a drilling vessel for year-round work in the Arctic was presented on the conference «Russia Offshore»
9:11 5 марта 2015
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Krylov State Research Center prepared the technical project of the drilling vessel able to fulfill exploratory drilling in any arctic regions during the whole year round.
This information was given by the deputy chief of the commercial board of the scientific center Sergey Alekseev within the international conference «Russia Offshore».
According to his words, the cost of the ship is evaluated in 400 million dollars. The company «Gazprom» expresses its interest to the ship. It will be able to work in ices with the thickness about 2.5 meters and will have dynamic positioning system.
It is supposed that the ship will be built in the shipyard «Sevmash» (Severodvinsk) or on the Far Eastern shipbuilding yard «Zvezda». At that, there is a question about import substitution – delivery of a maritime drilling complex is necessary. It is not manufactured in Russia yet. «Uralmash» conducts appropriate studies. For their inculcation it needs to receive state financing, as the informational and analytical agency «PortNews» informs.