Rolls-Royce opens St. Petersburg office to serve Russia’s growing marine market
Rolls-Royce, a world leader in marine solutions - providing products, systems and services to more than 20,000 vessels worldwide - has opened a new office in St. Petersburg to further support activity within the growing Russian marine market.
St. Petersburg has become the Russian shipbuilding capital, with 60 per cent of the country’s shipyards and marine design, research & development and education facilities located there.
Russia holds six per cent of the world’s oil reserves, a quarter of which is offshore, and nearly a third of the world’s natural gas, with half of that offshore in the Arctic. This will create a demand for more than 50 platforms and terminals, 150 oil and gas tankers and 140 anchor handling tug supply and platform supply vessels by 2030.
Sytze Voulon, Rolls-Royce Regional Director – Marine, said: “Our commitment to the Russian market is now well developed, with Rolls-Royce already present in Vladivostok and Moscow. The new office in St. Petersburg will provide a further focus for marine expertise in Russia.”
Contracts worth €5 million have already been signed at St. Petersburg to supply deck machinery for an offshore platform being built in Vyborg by Vyborg Shipyard and azimuth thrusters for a salvage vessel being built in St. Petersburg by Admiralty Shipyards.
Rolls-Royce has a growing involvement in Russia’s marine market. It has already provided the ship design and equipment for three Rolls-Royce UT 758 ice breakers built in Norway for Swire Pacific Offshore, for offshore operation in Sakhalin.
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