United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation on the day will conclude a contract for the construction of four icebreakers. This was said Deputy Transport Minister Viktor Olersky, RBC reports.
"The contract for four icebreakers would be signed by the other day. Now we are finalizing with USC technology — a difficult order, "- he said.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov noted that in 2011 production vessels in Russia will grow, and revenue, however, will decrease. He explained that in 2010 there were large shipments of expensive vessels.
MANTUROV noted that now the focus has shifted to the side of the river shipbuilding.
Recall Russian federal budget for 2012 and the years of the planning period 2013-14 will be allocated 20 billion rubles. for the construction of nuclear-powered icebreaker and more than 17 billion rubles. the construction of diesel. In particular, the construction of diesel-powered icebreaker 25 MW provided government funding in the amount of 6.26 billion rubles. The construction of linear diesel-electric icebreaker capacity of 16 MW will be allocated about 11 billion rubles.