Sergey Nesvetov, Executive Director of the Northwest Fishing Consortium, spoke about the issues in the construction of fishing vessels.
The construction of fishing vessels has always been and remains a labor intensive process that requires detailed planning not only of the vessel construction, but also time. As part of the investment programs, the Consortium successfully builds vessels at Russian shipyards. Some of them have already been launched and are highly appreciated by world experts.
In an interview given to Kommersant Newspaper, NWFC Executive Director Sergey Nesvetov emphasizes that the main problem in the construction of fishing vessels is the lack of experience:
The Executive Director notes that the NWFC vessels are being built in accordance with the Norwegian concept project. “In this case, the cooperation of a Norwegian design company with rich experience and a Russian company with good people, good brains, and good engineering training is the key to success,” –says Sergey Nesvetov.
However, the difficulties encountered only pushed the NWFC to create additional business processes and groups specialized in shipbuilding. This update, according to S. V. Nesvetov, significantly optimized the dynamics of the process.
In the interview, the executive director repeatedly raises the question vessels’ construction deadlines. The lack of guarantees for the ship’s readiness period is an issue, but it is not critical. The successful construction at the Turkish shipyard, which has already built more than ten fishing vessels, proved that experience, equipment and stable regulation of the fishing industry has the greatest impact on preserving working hours. Nevertheless, speaking about shipbuilding at Russian shipyards, Sergey Nesvetov highlights their gradual development and great prospects in the future.