Joint Stock Corporation “Shipbuilding & Shiprepair Technology Center” (JSC SSTC”) participated in “NEVA 2023”, the 17th International Exhibition and Conference for Commercial Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports, Inland Waterways and Oceanography, which was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 18-21 September 2023.
The opening ceremony of exhibition took place on September 19th. Welcoming speeches were given by Mr. Viktor Evtukhov, the State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Mr. Aleksandr Poshivay, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vyacheslav Ruksha, Deputy Director General of SAEC “Rosatom” and Director for the Northern Sea Route Directorate, and Mr. Valentin Enokaev, Head of Committee for Transport of St. Petersburg, who read the welcoming speech on behalf of Mr. Aleksander Beglov, the Governor of St. Petersburg. In his speech, Mr. Viktor Evtukhov emphasized that the “NEVA” Exhibition was not only the main event in the marine industry of Russia, but it also ranked among the world top 10 largest exhibitions on shipbuilding.
After the opening, the exhibition was viewed by the VIP delegation led by Mr. Viktor Evtukhov. The delegation paid a visit to the exhibition booth of JSC SSTC, and Mr. Mikhail Aleksandrov, Director General of JSC SSTC, informed the delegation about the achievements, latest projects, and prospects for future development of the company.
This year, JSC SSTC presented interactive models with elements of virtual reality technologies, which demonstrate the company's experience in complex designing and construction of shipyards and dockyards, hydraulic engineering structures, and enterprises for marine equipment and instruments, including the challenging requirements for severe natural conditions; models of various surface ships and vessels, including those intended for fishing in various regions of the Russian Federation; samples of unique shipboard pipeline valves and fittings for surface ships and submarines, nuclear icebreakers, under-water and deep-water vehicles; products made from composite materials, and other exhibits.
The official business programme of NEVA 2023 exhibition included a plenary session on Russian shipbuilding and maritime industry. Mr. Mikhail Aleksandrov, Director General of JSC SSTC took an active part in the session's discussions as a member of the presidium. The plenary session dealt with topical issues related to shipbuilding and maritime industry of Russia, such as shortened supplies of foreign equipment and machinery after many foreign companies have exited the Russian market, potentialities and time terms for import substitution, comparison of shipyards' capabilities and ship-owners needs and demands, preferential proposals for shipyards and dockyards, necessity for making powerful dual-fuel engines and serious technological modernization and re-equipment of all national shipyards and dockyards.
Another event within the official business programme of the exhibition was the Round Table “Determination of Labour Intensity and Prices for Construction of Ships as per Normative Legal Acts Accepted in 2023”. This round table was organized and conducted by JSC SSTC on September 20th, and it was targeted at federal and state customers, design companies, and shipyards and dockyards.
In the course of the round table, certain subject-specific issues were discussed. The discussed issues included practical law enforcement of enacted normative legal documents for determining approximate cost of ship construction in view of the requirements set by the Russian Government decree No. 542 dated 04.04.2023 and the order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 1041 dated 28.03.2023; determination of labour intensity for ship construction in view of the requirements set by the order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 639 dated 28.02.2023; determination of labour intensity for ship construction in view of the requirements set by the Russian Government decree No. 331 dated 01.03.2023 and the order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 822 dated 14.03.2023; development of calculations and estimation materials which are presented for carrying out expertise evaluation of the proposed approximate cost and price of ship construction.
The round table aroused great interest among the shipbuilding industry experts, and the number of its participants largely exceeded the expectations.
In addition to the above, on September 20th, the exhibition booth of JSC SSTC hosted the presentation of the book titled “From the History of Future Technologies. Advanced Developments of FSUE CRIST – JSC SSTC in the 1980s-2000s.” The book is compiled and co-authored by Mikhail Aleksandrov and Vladimir Gorbach (present and former directors of the organization) and it is a collection of articles and reports about the leading, advanced, and often unique researches and developments performed in the 1980s-2000s by employees of JSC SSTC and its predecessor – FSUE CRIST and RPA “Ritm”. These researches and developments were truly advanced, leading, and prospective; they have received an active continuation and progress at present, and some of them, based on a rich history of JSC SSTC, make a substantial background for the future.
The presentation of the book was attended by the heads of famous and well-known enterprises of the industry, specialists and experts, and mass media representatives. Mr. Vladimir Aleksandrov, a famous Russian shipbuilder, the former Director General of the Admiralty Shipyards and Hero of the Russian Federation was the honorary guest of the book presentation.
During the NEVA 2023 Exhibition and Conference, JSC SSTC and PJSC “Promsvyazbank” (PSB) signed a cooperation agreement. After joining the payroll and salary servicing by PSB, more than a thousand of JSC SSTC employees will be able to use financial products of PSB on preferential terms and conditions.
The 17th International Exhibition and Conference “NEVA 2023” has proved to be a truly effective, bright, and large-scale event of the year, which allowed many participating companies to make themselves known and to establish fruitful business contacts.