Of the shipyard «Zvezda» will have to develop LNG carriers, said Sands

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in photobacteria far Eastern shipbuilding complex Zvezda in the town of Bolshoi Kamen in Primorsky Krai. Archival photoOf the shipyard «Zvezda» will have to develop LNG carriers, said Sands© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

Specialists of the shipyard «Zvezda» in Primorye will master competencies for the production of LNG, which are necessary for the transit of LNG through the Northern sea route, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

«You know that the world LNG market, it obliges the relevant companies to acquire a fleet of LNG carriers. Moreover, given the Northern sea route, these carriers must be ice-class. It is a competence to be obtained. Let our shipyards, the first samples of the first court can be more expensive than the ship’s competitors, but not through this way of obtaining the competence, we will not be able to get in a competitive mode,» said Sands in the program «Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin» on TV channel «Russia-1».

He recalled that the creation of the shipyard «Zvezda», while still being in the position of the Prime Minister, insisted Vladimir Putin.

«Create a Builder for one or several years is not possible. It’s even harder to create this Builder in a region such as the far East, when you have at hand are the Chinese and the Koreans. The Koreans, who 30 years ago created the shipyard and at the expense of state subsidies, state support, they are actually engaged in dumping. This is a normal competition, nothing wrong with that. They follow their interests. But Putin is, and insists that despite the fierce competition in the far East should be the competence center should be that kind of Builder that will execute orders, not only military but also civilians,» — said Peskov.