The Shipbuilding Industry Development, 2013-2030 draft state programme was considered and approved at the 8 November 2012 government meeting.
Under the directive, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is the principal executor of the state programme. The Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport and the Federal Agency for Fishery shall participate in implementing the programme.
The programme stipulates the implementation of sub-programmes in areas such as the development of shipbuilding R&D, civilian seagoing and river ships, expanding the production facilities of the civilian shipbuilding industry, expanding the industry’s technical equipment levels and assets, providing state support for the implementation of the state’s naval shipbuilding programme, as well as the expansion of the shipbuilding industry’s research and production potential.
The programme incorporates the federal targeted programme Development of Civilian Seagoing and River Ships in 2009-2016 and a package of measures to provide naval vessels for the federal targeted programme Development of the Defence Industry in 2011-2020.
The programme aims to implement the state policy for increasing the technological development levels of the national shipbuilding industry and its competitiveness on domestic and global sales markets, and outlines the development of this industry up to 2030.
The state programme is expected to deliver on the following high-priority objectives:
- creating an advanced research and technological potential and develop additional technologies and production processes needed to create state of the art seagoing and river-going ships;
- strengthening and expandign the research and development and production potential of the industry;
- ensuring the unconditional fulfillment of state defence contracts and the state rearmament programme;
- expanding the human resources potential of the shipbuilding industry and creating motivation for the personnel to stay;
- ensuring the cost-effective performance of the industry and improving its investment appeal, including reaching advanced countries’ levels in terms of the quality of shipbuilding production.
As part of the programme’s implementation, there are plans to develop 1,180 forms of technology and to renew 72% of production assets at research and development institutes and design and engineering bureaus by 2016; to increase the return on assets of shipbuilding companies by 40% on 2011 up to 2020; to expand the production volumes of the civilian shipbuilding industry by 220% (in money terms) on 2011 up to 2030; and to increase labour productivity volumes by 350% on 2011.
Plans have also been made to implement all essential measures under the Strategy for Innovative Development of the Russian Federation up to 2020.
The programme will be implemented in three stages in 2013-2030. The first stage is to be completed in 2013-2016, and the second and third stages are to be completed in 2017-2025 and 2026-2030, respectively.
The programme will be allocated over 605 billion roubles, including over 337 billion roubles from the federal budget.
The volume of funding for 2013-2015 is in line with the provisions of the draft federal budget for 2013 and the 2014-2015 planning period.
The programme’s expected results:
- the creation of research and technical potential for manufacturing competitive and highly economical civilian ships for seagoing and river-going fleets and the fishing fleet, as well as for sectors exploiting the mineral, biological and energy resources of the world’s oceans and on the continental shelf;
- the development of a complex of critical and basic industrial technologies and production processes which will make it possible to develop and manufacture high-priority ship models;
- the development of a complex of sea platform projects for developing and exploiting oil and gas deposits on the Arctic continental shelf, as well as gas carriers and large tonnage tankers for ice navigation, powerful new-generation icebreakers, fishing vessels and other seagoing ships;
- the creation of new domestic technologies in shipbuilding and engineering;
- a reduction in the gap between Russia’s research, engineering and technological level and that of advanced countries;
- the upgrade and renewal of equipment at unique research and testing facilities of the industry’s main enterprises in order to create research and technical potential for the industry’s development;
- the creation of production facilities which will make it possible to build, maintain, repair and upgrade modern large tonnage ships and marine facilities;
- the renewal of production assets of defence industry companies and enterprises;
- the creation of the necessary blueprint for increasing the share of high-tech products in the shipbuilding industry’s production structure;
- the establishment and full-scale operation of a state research centre and training centres in the shipbuilding industry;
- a launch in construction of ships for inland waterways and fishing vessels;
- the accomplishment of all preset objectives for the state rearmament programme;
- the strengthening of Russia’s positions on domestic and foreign seagoing ship and marine facilities markets by establishing a patent monopoly, which would be created through the prompt and full-scale legal protection of new inventions and forms of technology;
- a substantial social effect brought about by preserving and increasing the number of highly skilled jobs in shipbuilding and affiliated industries;
- the provision of a set of measures and incentives which will make it possible to expand industry production volumes, to make the industry more cost-effective and to improve its investment appeal.
By achieving the programme’s goal and by systematically accomplishing its objectives, it will be possible to create an entirely new, innovative image of the shipbuilding industry in order to ensure the sustained socioeconomic development of the Russian Federation and to raise the population’s living standards.