RS met the chairman of KR in January 2018The new representative of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) in Korea, Mr. Andery Fasolko and Mr. S.J.Park visited Korea Register (KR) on the 17th January 2018, and
met the Chairman Mr. J.K.Lee together with Mr. J.E. Choi (EVP of Survey Division), Mr. H.C. Lee (EVP of Business Division) and Mr. C. Choi (EVP of International Relations) of KR.
On the occasion of new year greetings for 2018, both classification societies exchanged the views for mutual cooperation in the fields of
- Russian new building projects for arctic development,
- Renovation of fishing fleet for Far Eastern Russia, and
- Granting of the educational opportunity with the advanced KR programs to the Russian surveyors and the workers of Russian Shipyard.
The Russian government is driving an ambitious plan to build domestic shipbuilding industry.
The state-run yard ZVEZDA Shipbuilding Complex is set up in Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Region.
The shipbuilding complex design provides for the construction of a dry dock, a heavy outfitting berth, full-cycle production shops and shops for the construction of offshore marine facilities.
The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex will produce heavy tonnage ships, elements of offshore platforms, ice-class vessels, special vessels and other marine equipment.
Russia is cooperating with Korean industries to foster shipbuilding industry and to build merchant vessel and offshore platform and seems to be planning to build 178 units of new buildings by 2035.
KOMARINE 2017 Exhibition _ 러시아 선급협회 (RMRS) KORMARINE 2017 전시회 참가Introduction to Russian New Building Projects built at Korean Shipyards
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is one of the leading international classification societies established in 1913, became a member of IACS in 1969 and recognized by EU in 1997 and authorized by 70 maritime administrations of flag states to carry out statutory surveys of ships flying their flags.
RS is also well known worldwide due to its active participation on the development of shipping in the harsh conditions and the freezing seas through approximately 8,000 ice class ships since 1960.
Due to the large number of new building orders of ships with RS class at Korean shipyards since 2004 as shown on the attached table, a significant role of RS Korean office is concentrated around plan approval, certification of materials, products and equipment as well as survey under the construction.
Through current Russian new building projects which are mainly intended for hydrocarbons transportation in the harsh conditions of Russian North, RS has good cooperation and technological relations with Korean shipyards, providing a good opportunity of exchanging experience and technological competence in certain areas.
As for the future, Russian government has long term plan to develop onshore and offshore oil and gas fields in Russia and it requires massive new building fleets and facilities with high technology and efficiency. RS sees Russia’s offshore energy segment will further develop and advance and RS is ready to share the accumulated scientific and regulatory platform that would contribute to the safety and sustainability of the industry.
With the economic sense, mutual cooperation between Russia and Korea in Shipbuilding and Repairing fields might create mutual benefit. There is a huge demand for new shipbuilding in Russia, and Korea has a good shipbuilding experience in commercial marine facilities. Therefore, both countries should cooperate in terms of technology development, equipment development, exchange of procurement skill, education and training, etc., based on the mutual benefit.
During the KORMARINE 2017 Exhibition, RS is warmly welcome you to visit RS booth located at (Hall 3 – 3F47) and to exchange further information for mutual cooperation in the future.
[Russian New Building Projects at Korean Shipyards since 2004]
No. Owner Ship Type Unit Ice Grade Classification Builder Built (Year)
1 SCF 70K Tanker 3 Arc-6 RS + ABS SHI 2004~2007
2 GAZFLOT Semi-Rigs 2 Arc-6 RS SHI 2009~2012
3 NOVOSHIP 75K Bulker 2 ICE-3 RS + ABS HMD 2010~2012
4 SIBUR 20K LPG 2 ICE-2 RS + LR HMD 2011~2013
5 SCF & SHELL 172K LNGC 4 ICE-2 RS + LR STX 2013~2015
6 SCF 42K Tanker 6 Arc-7 RS + LR SHI 2014~2017
7 GAZPROM 174K FSRU 1 ICE-1A RS + LR HHI 2015~2017
8 YAMAL 173K LNGC 15 Arc-7 RS + BV DSME 2015~2020
9 SCF 114K Tanker 4+(4+4) ICE-1A RS + DNV HSHI 2018~2020
[ Sea Trial of 173K LNGC for YAMAL LNG at DSME shipyard in December 2016 ]