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General overview  

Historically, shipbuilding has been one of the leading industrial sectors in St. Petersburg's economy. The city locates 43 shipbuilding enterprises which employ more than 50 thousand specialists. Shipbuilding products constitute more than a half of all products produced by military industrial complex in St. Petersburg.

Shipbuilding enterprises not only significantly contribute to the city's economy but also provide employment for thousands of residents. Thus, taking into account all design, instrument engineering and machine-building enterprises engaged in production of marine equipment, the sector employs more than 50 thousand people.

Development of a modern shipbuilding complex on the Island of Kotlin in St. Petersburg will benefit not only the shipbuilding industry but also a number of related sectors. It will facilitate the creation of a modern high-tech production in St. Petersburg as well as promote social and economic development of Kronshtadt.

Basic information on the shipbuilding complex on the Island of Kotlin, St. Petersburg

Main products tankers, LPG tankers, offshore ice-resistant fixed platforms, ice-breakers, floatable nuclear heat and power plants, first rate ships, aircraft carriers, diesel-electric submarine
Annual gross receipts 38 billion roubles
Volume of investment 35 billion roubles
Total number of employees 6,500 people
City tax revenue 3.5 billion roubles a year
Implementation period 8 years

Source: Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade

Industry in numbers

St. Petersburg's possesses unique potential for shipbuilding industry. 43 shipbuilding enterprises, including 23 industrial and 20 scientific enterprises, are located in the city. The production volume of products manufactured at the city's shipbuilding enterprises accounts for 4% of St. Petersburg's GRP, while the share in the manufacturing industries represents 18%. The volume of shipped shipbuilding products constituted 29.3 billion RUB in 2012.

90% of all scientific and project potential of shipbuilding industry is concentrated in St. Petersburg. This fact facilitates introduction of innovation and development of new solutions not only at the production sites located in the city but also in Kaliningrad, the North, Far East and Volga regions.

St. Petersburg shipbuilding enterprises provide more than 70% of all export of the Russian shipbuilding industry. The city's enterprises account for up to 30% of all shipbuilding industry's production volume in Russia.

Structure of St. Petersburg shipbuilding industry, number of enterprises

Source: Concept of development of shipbuilding cluster in St. Petersburg, Committee for Industrial Policy and Innovations

Publications

Publications

Companies

Companies

usc

United Shipbuilding Corporation

United Shipbuilding Corporation is a government-owned company, which unites 37 shipbuilding, repair and maintenance subsidiaries located across Russia. Today, the corporation has 3 subsidiaries, including the Western Shipbuilding and Repair Center in St. Petersburg, the Northern Shipbuilding and Repair Center in Severodvinsk and the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Repair Center in Vladivostok. The shipbuilding enterprises united under the corporation are engaged in both commercial and naval shipbuilding and account for 80% of all shipbuilding projects in Russia. The Western Shipbuilding and Repair Center includes among others Admiralty Shipyard, Maritime Construction Bureau Almaz, Baltiysky Zavod (Baltic Plant), Kronstadt Marine Plant, Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard), Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard.

http://www.oaoosk.ru/

almaz

ALMAZ

ALMAZ Marine Yard was founded in 1931 and specialized in building and repair of Russian Coast Guard and Navy high-speed crafts. In 1970 the production facilities of ALMAZ Marine Yard were modernized and reconstructed to start the production of high-speed crafts, including air-cushion landing crafts for the Russian Navy. Through the application of new technology the marine yard builds the world's largest landing hovercraft of ZUBR class. Since 1974 the company has delivered one hydrofoil and 45 hovercrafts to the Russian Navy. 

http://www.almaz.spb.ru/

 avrora

Avrora

Avrora is a scientific and production association established in St. Petersburg in 1970. Today, the company is engaged in the development and manufacturing of control systems and devices for commercial and naval vessels, including automated control systems of technical facilities, automated combat information and control systems, complex control systems, training systems and simulators, development and manufacturing of control systems for industrial, technological and power generation objects, transportation and port facilities, automated control systems of technological processes of oil and gas extraction, processing and transportation as well as other industrial, medical and technical products.

http://www.avrorasystems.com/ru/

 granit

Granit – Elektron

Concern "Granit-Elektron" was established in 2006 though reorganization of the Central Scientific and Research Institute "Granit". The concern is a large scientific and production enterprise specialized in development of electronic warfare systems for the Navy. Granit - Elektron has a status of the federal scientific and production center and is included in the list of strategic enterprises of Russia.

http://www.granit-electron.ru/

 Krylov

Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute

Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute is the leading scientific institution of the national shipbuilding industry and has a status of the Russian Federation State Research Centre for naval commercial ships. This status comes due to both high qualifications of the staff researchers and experts who have established their own world-recognized schools of learning and a unique complement of experimental facilities combined with innovative in-house research methods and tools. The Institute is engaged in performing naval ship conceptual design studies, hydrodynamics, commercial ship and offshore engineering conceptual design studies, structural mechanics, marine power plants and power generation as well as other marine-related technologies.

http://krylov-center.ru/rus/

 ocean

Oceanpribor

Concern "Oceanpribor" was established in 2006 in a form of an integrated organization which unites scientific and production capacity of Russia in the area of hydro-acoustics. The concern unites scientific and research institutes and plants which product hydroacoustic complexes and stations for shipbuilding industry as well as hydroacoustic equipment for various needs of economy.

http://www.oceanpribor.ru/

 sstc

Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Technology Center

Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Technology Center is one of the major research institutions in St. Petersburg and a leading center of shipbuilding technologies in Russia. The Center carries out fundamental and exploratory research in the field of creation of modern technologies for shipbuilding and engineering sectors and participates in the development and implementation of large-scale investment projects. Today, the Center incorporates research laboratories, design and construction divisions engaged in the development and modernization of shipbuilding yards, water-development facilities and engineering enterprises, on-shore bases for marine objects, design and manufacturing of ship fittings, design of fishing and fish-processing vessels, special-purpose vessels, as well as production facilities for manufacturing of designed equipment.

http://www.sstc.spb.ru/

Supporting institutions

Supporting institutions

Universities

  • St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University

St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University is the only institute of higher education in Russia which educates world class marine engineers specialized in design, manufacture and maintenance of marine vessels, surface ships and submarines, technical equipment for exploration and extraction of oil, gas and other undersea mineral resources. Founded in 1902, today the University offers educational programs at 5 departments, including natural and social sciences and humanities, naval architecture and ocean engineering, marine engineering, marine electronics and control systems, business and management.

http://www.smtu.ru

Research Institutions

  • Avrora

Avrora is a scientific and production association established in St. Petersburg in 1970. Today, the company is engaged in the development and manufacturing of control systems and devices for commercial and naval vessels, including automated control systems of technical facilities, automated combat information and control systems, complex control systems, training systems and simulators, development and manufacturing of control systems for industrial, technological and power generation objects, transportation and port facilities, automated control systems of technological processes of oil and gas extraction, processing and transportation as well as other industrial, medical and technical products.

http://www.avrorasystems.com

  • Elektropribor, Central Scientific and Research Institute

Elektropribor is the leading Russian research institute located in St. Petersburg. The Institute carries out a full cycle of work, including fundamental research as well as product manufacturing. Main products include integrated satellite/inertial navigation systems, mobile airborne marine gravimeter, periscope complex. The institute supplies its products not only to the Russian Navy but also foreign companies from China, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Norway and the Republic of Korea.

http://www.elektropribor.spb.ru

  • Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute

Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute is the leading scientific institution of the national shipbuilding industry and has a status of the Russian Federation State Research Centre for naval commercial ships. This status comes due to both high qualifications of the staff researchers and experts who have established their own world-recognized schools of learning and a unique complement of experimental facilities combined with innovative in-house research methods and tools. The Institute is engaged in performing naval ship conceptual design studies, hydrodynamics, commercial ship and offshore engineering conceptual design studies, structural mechanics, marine power plants and power generation as well as other marine-related technologies.

http://www.ksri.ru

  • Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Technology Center

Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Technology Center is one of the major research institutions in St. Petersburg and a leading center of shipbuilding technologies in Russia. The Center carries out fundamental and exploratory research in the field of creation of modern technologies for shipbuilding and engineering sectors and participates in the development and implementation of large-scale investment projects. Today, the Center incorporates research laboratories, design and construction divisions engaged in the development and modernization of shipbuilding yards, water-development facilities and engineering enterprises, on-shore bases for marine objects, design and manufacturing of ship fittings, design of fishing and fish-processing vessels, special-purpose vessels, as well as production facilities for manufacturing of designed equipment.

http://www.ksri.ru

Events

Events

International NEVA Exhibition and Conference for Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports and Oceanography

Venue: ExpoForum, St. Petersburg

Short description: A premier marine business to business event in Russia which provides the platform for leading domestic and international companies to promote latest technologies for cost-efficient, safe and energy-saving shipping

Accompanying events: The Shipping and Offshore Exhibition is held by the following industries: shipping and offshore operations, ship and offshore construction, ship and offshore equipment, Neva capital ports, the maritime service industries, new capital cruise. The event is integrated with the "Future of the Russian ports" international conference.

Frequency: Biennial

Language: Russian, English

Open event: Yes

Website: http://neva.transtec-neva.com

Main organizer(s): Dolphin Exhibitions Ltd., UK, East West Exhibitions Management Ltd., Transtec Neva Exhibitions ZAO, Lenexpo JSC with support of the Maritime Collegium of the Government of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Commission for the National Maritime Policy of the Council of the Federation of Russia, Government of St. Petersburg, etc.

Fee: Registration fee

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