2 April 2010

REP Holding – the participant of co-project on manufacturing of AZIPOD type rudder propellers

On March 30-31 in Severodvinsk in OJSC «Center of Ship-repair «Machine-building Enterprise «Zvezdochka» took place a business meeting on organization of AZIPOD type shipping rudder propellers joint manufacture. On the tripartite meeting took part the representatives of «ABB Marine» company headed by the Vice President Juha Koskela and management of «Zvezdochka» represented by the General Director Vladimir Nikitin, the Director of propeller manufacturing Nikolay Shorokhov and others. From REP Holding at the meeting were General Director of CJSC «SPC «Shipping Electric Propulsion» Andrey Grigoriev and the Director of «Shipbuilding» Department German Basin. The representatives of JSC «Northern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship-repair» took part in this meeting as inspectors.

During the negotiations was discussed the question of joint manufacture of AZIPOD type rudder propellers under ABB company license. Participants came to a range of agreements and arranged to continue the discussion of this question during the next meeting in REP Holding.

AZIPOD type thrusters are expedient to be used as a part of high power shipping propulsion complexes. The area of application is cruise ships and ferries, ice-breakers, tank vessels, navigation in ice liquefied gas carriers.

It should be mentioned, that «Zvezdochka» enterprise is a good partner of «ABB Marine» company in the area of propeller screws for AZIPOD type thrusters manufacturing. Particularly, these thrusters are installed on world biggest ocean liners.

In its turn REP Holding is ready to develop the output of electrical equipment for propulsion complexes completing on the basis of AZIPOD type thrusters.

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