Within the frame of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the General Director of KONAR JSC Valery Bondarenko and the President of United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov have agreed on cooperation in the development of shipbuilding industry. 

The parties signed an agreement on cooperation of the companies in industry and science and decided to enter into production cooperation for joint development and production of shipbuilding components by production capacities of KONAR.  This is necessary to launch the production of high-technology products, integrate concurrent technologies and materials, jointly carry out research and development activities and ensure mutual technical and process retrofit.

— Strategic partnership with USC will allow us to broaden our competences in shipbuilding, to master new products, — mentioned General Director of KONAR JSC Valery Bondarenko.  — By the agreement, we took into account not only production aspects associated with localization of sophisticated equipment production. We also have to modernize and create new high-performance workplaces in the companies as well as to work on the development of personnel training system for shipbuilding industry in general.

— Today, having signed an agreement on cooperation with KONAR, we made a significant step forward to be followed up with meticulous job, and I am sure, with a worthy result. Speaking about specific areas for cooperation, we are primarily interested in production of thrusters and mechanical propeller units, experience of the colleagues in modern forging technologies, design of the metal structures, and, of course, machinery building experience, – explained Head of USC – Alexey Rakhmanov.  

KONAR Industrial Group already has successful results in shipbuilding activities. At the international conference «Russian shipbuilding – 2019» in St. Petersburg, KONAR earlier showed its own experience in localization of production of arctic class propeller units.

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KONAR JSC – flagship facility of KONAR Industrial Group, russian group of production facilities. Core area – oil and gas machinery building. Produced equipment is applied for transportation of oil, liquefaction of natural gas, oil extraction, oil refining, shipbuilding and other fields. Facilities of KONAR Industrial Group produce under import substitution program to avoid any dependence of systemically important industry sectors on foreign suppliers.

Joint-stock company «United Shipbuilding Corporation» — largest shipbuilding company in Russia. Established by the Order of the President of Russian Federation in 2007 with 100% of shares in federal ownership. Holding includes around 40 enterprises and industry sector organization (main shipbuilding and ship-repairing yards, leading design and construction office). Now, major part of national shipbuilding complex is consolidated at the premises of USC. Russian market is primary for corporation, also exporting its production out to 20 countries in the world.