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Major historical events

In 1988 the all-union commercial foreign trade association “Sovcomflot” was re-formed as a joint-stock commercial enterprise – one of the first in modern Russia. The fleet’s total deadweight at the time was 1.6 million tonnes. It did not have a clearly defined specialisation. The enterprise’s founders were Minmorflot of the USSR and the country’s maritime shipping companies - Dalnevostochnoye, Chernomorskoye, Novorossiyskoye, Latviyskoye, Baltiyskoye, and Sovetskoye Dunayskoye. Thanks to an intelligently designed development strategy, Sovcomflot was gradually transformed from an unremarkable shipping company into one of the global leaders in maritime energy transportation. More

    • The start of commercial foreign cargo charter operations
    1973
    • First financial accounts published in line with international standards
    1989
    1988
    • Creation of JSC Sovcomflot – one of the first joint-stock companies in the history of modern Russia
    • Foundation of the Group’s technical manager – SCF Unicom
    1991
    1990
    • Receipt of first syndicated loans from international banks
    1995
    • Start of independent tanker fleet technical management operations
    • First oil shipment in the port of Primorsk (Leningrad oblast)
    2001
    2006
    • Start of LNG carrier operations
    2006
    2004
    • Development strategy focused on the maritime transportation of hydrocarbons for 2005-2010 approved
    2004
  • 2008
    • Creation of a new SCF brand for the Group
    • First oil shipment made from Russia’s Arctic shelf (Varandey project)
    2008
    2007
    • OAO Novoship merges with OAO Sovcomflot
    2007
    2009
    • First Russian LNG shipment (Sakhalin-II project).
    • Start of platform supply vessel operations
    2009
  • 2010
    • SCF Baltica (113,000 tonnes) becomes the largest tanker in history to successfully cross the Northern Sea Route
    2010
    2012
    • First engineering operation to tow oil platform base structure into position at new offshore field (Sakhalin-I project).
    • Seismic exploration vessel Vyacheslav Tikhonov commences operations
    • Opening of SCF Arctic (group of companies) to support broader participation in servicing projects on Russia’s continental shelf
    2012
    2011
    • Representative office opened in South-East Asia (Singapore)
    • The ship Vladimir Tikhonov (Suezmax class, 163,000 tonnes dwt) becomes largest tanker in history to cross the Northern Sea Route
    • Development strategy for 2011- 2020 approved.
    2011
  • 2014
    • The Arctic shuttle tanker Mikhail Ulyanov (deadweight: 70,000 tonnes) undertook the first shipment of crude oil extracted from Russia’s Arctic shelf
    • A joint enterprise specialising in offshore seismic exploration was founded with the French company CGG
    • The port of Sochi was successfully modernised as part of preparations for the 22nd Winter Olympic Games held in the city
    2014
    2013
    • Sovcomflot celebrated its 25th anniversary
    • The largest tanker in Russia’s commercial fleet was named Svet (size: VLCC, deadweight: 320,000 tonnes)
    2013
    2015
    • The dual jubilee at the Sakhalin-2 project: the gas tanker Grand Elena made her hundredth voyage from the port of Prigorodnoye in Russia to Japan, and the oil tanker Zaliv Aniva delivered its 400th consignment of oil to the ports of Japan since year-round shipping operations began in 2008
    • The construction of the series of advanced design Atlanticmax-type LNG carriers, Velikiy Novgorod, Pskov, SCF Melampus and SCF Mitre, finished
    2015
  • 2016
    • SCF Group has significantly strengthened its positions in the strategic market segments with the purchase of 9 up-to-date ice class tankers from PRISCO and 2 icebreaking supply vessels from Swire Pacific Offshore
    • SCF Group consolidated its subsidiaries responsible for the technical management of the fleet within a new single governance structure under the umbrella brand SCF Management Services
    • The construction of the unique series of the Arctic shuttle tankers Shturman Albanov, Shturman Malygin and Shturman Ovtsyn for the year-round transportation of oil from the Gulf of Ob completed
    • Sovcomflot became the title sponsor of the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016
    2016
    2017
    • SCF Group partners with Shell made the first global step towards LNG-fuelled oil tanker industry. Read more
    • Sovcomflot's tanker Shturman Albanov won the award for ‘2016 Ship of the Year’ at the international industrial Marine Propulsion Awards 2017. Read more
    • Christophe de Margerie, the world’s first ice-breaking LNG tanker designed to serve Yamal LNG project, successfully berthed at the gas terminal at Sabetta Port. Read more
    • New ice-breaking standby and supply vessels for Sakhalin-2 named after Russian admirals Stepan Makarov and Gennadiy Nevelskoy joined SCF fleet. Read more
    2017