SCF Group (Sovcomflot) and Russia’s State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) have entered into a cooperation agreement that seeks to develop long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation, aimed at promoting Russian shipping, shipbuilding and the shipment of Russian export cargoes by sea. As part of this partnership, the two companies plan to share their experience relating to the design and implementation of innovative methods and processes for the financing of vessel construction and acquisition.
The agreement was signed on 6 December 2017, at the 11th international Transport of Russia forum, by Sergey Frank, President and CEO of Sovcomflot, and Sergey Khramagin, CEO of STLC, with Maxim Sokolov, Russia’s Minister of Transport, in attendance.
Earlier in September 2017 Sovcomflot and STLC, together with Rosneft and the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, signed a set of agreements that entail the construction of five LNG-powered Aframax crude oil tankers to be operated by Sovcomflot, on behalf of Rosneft. The construction of these tankers will contribute to developing the production of state-of-the-art large-capacity civilian vessels in Russia’s Far East.
Historically, Sovcomflot has always been one of the largest customers of Russian civilian shipbuilding industry. Over the last 15 years, Russian shipbuilders have delivered 18 vessels to Sovcomflot, with a total contractual value close to USD 1.0 billion.
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PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world's leading shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as servicing offshore upstream oil and gas installations and equipment. The Group’s fleet comprises 150 vessels with a total deadweight of over 13.1 million tonnes. The company is registered in St. Petersburg with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai.
The Group offers a wide range of vessels in the market segments most demanded by major Russian oil and gas companies. With its own technical development and unique approach to advanced technologies, Sovcomflot can meet the most demanding customer requirements, providing effective transportation for oil & gas companies.