USC will take part in creation of shipbuilding cluster in the Astrakhan region

Alensandr Zhilkin, – governor of the Astrakhan region, Evgeniy Zagorody, – vice-president on civil shipbuilding of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, and Andrey Shpilenko,  – director of “ Association of companies on clusters and techno parks  assistance”, signed an agreement about creation of a regional shipbuilding cluster, on the 2-d platform of the International Caspian Technological Forum “Technocaspiy-2017”. The document stipulates combining of industrial platforms, construction bureaus, service companies and educational institutions.

According to Alexander Zhilkin, creation of the shipbuilding cluster will allow increasing competitiveness of Astrakhan yards not only in Russia, but also abroad.

In his turn, Yevgeny Zagorodny noted: “United Shipbuilding Corporation” widely represented within Astrakhan Region is interested in creation of this cluster”.

Besides, Yevgeny Zagorodny and Andrey Shpilenko discussed the possibility of attracting investors in created cluster.

“USC” is represented in Astrakhan Region by shipbuilding yard “Lotos”, companies of the “Caspian Energy” Group and “III_International” shipbuilding and ship-repairing yard.

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