Sovcomflot to focus on industrial projects, digitalization and personnel training - Sergey Frank
Sovcomflot will focus on industrial projects, digitalization and personnel training, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Sergey Frank, Chairman of Sovcomflot BoD, as saying after the naming ceremony for the company’s new Arctic shuttle tanker held on October 6 in Vladivostok.
“Today, the role of the Board of Directors is in strategic planning. We have a good strategy for the company development till 2024. It is a strategy of growth and industrialization of business. But the world is changing so rapidly that we should think of the second and the third horizons of our strategy. That is the key task of the Board of Directors indeed. The second task is certainly sustainable development and digitalization. These are the prime challenges for the shipping industry and other segments. It is important to be less engaged in operative management, the more so as it is up and running. Instead, we should focus on these two challenges. It is crucial for Sovcomflot to remain a global leader. The third task is to train personnel. The goals set by the President and the Government are very ambitious, impressive and serious. Boosting cargo traffic on the Northern Sea Route to 80 million tonnes per year is a tough call. That will require a new generation of ships, and the Mikhail Lazarev is among them. Personnel should be trained for such ships. If the number of ships exceeds one hundred we should train more than two hundred crews including all those demanding engineering positions. Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University in Vladivostok is one of the training centers”, said Sergey Grank.
Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world's leading energy shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as the servicing of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. The company’s fleet includes 146 vessels with a total deadweight of over 12.8 million tonnes. More than 80 vessels have an ice class.
Sovcomflot is involved in servicing large oil and gas projects in Russia and around the world: Sakhalin-1; Sakhalin-2; Varandey; Prirazlomnoye; Novy Port; Yamal LNG, and Tangguh (Indonesia). The company is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai.
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