SCF Group named company of the year at the Russia-Korea Business Awards

On 27 November Sovcomflot Group was named Company of the Year at the  Korea-Russia Business Awards 2014. The prize-giving ceremony took place in Seoul  and was attended by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of  Korea, Korean public officials, and representatives of both countries’ business  communities. Sovcomflot’s award was accepted by Igor Tonkovidov, the Executive  Vice-President and Chief Engineer of SCF Group.

The Korea-Russia Business  Awards are held annually during a meeting of Russian businesses with their  Korean counterparts.

Mr Tonkovidov noted: “SCF Group values greatly our  partnerships with Korean ship-building enterprises. They allow us to add  technologically advanced vessels to our company’s fleet, many of which cannot be  built in the Russian Federation. These ties also help us significantly as we  introduce the very latest experience and innovative technologies to the Russian  ship-building industry. Localising manufacturing in Russia, the step-by-step  transfer of technologies to domestic ship-building enterprises, and practical  training of our personnel at Korean shipyards are important conditions to many  of our ship-building contracts”.

An example of this successful  technological cooperation is the construction of the Suezmax reinforced ice  class oil tanker Vladimir Tikhonov. In 2011 the tanker undertook a new  high-latitude route, above the archipelago of the New Siberian Islands, becoming  the largest vessel ever to cross the Northern Sea Route and setting the record  for navigating this passage during the summer.

Another example is the  construction of the modern supertankers Nikolai Zuev, Anatoly Kolodkin and  Viktor Bakaev. An operational advantage to these ships has been their cargo  system, which allows three types of cargo to be transported and transited at the  same time in 12 cargo tanks, including crude oil and heavy petroleum  products.

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Sovcomflot Group (SCF) is  Russia’s largest shipping company and a world leader in the maritime  transportation of hydrocarbons as well as the servicing and support of offshore  exploration and oil & gas production. The company’s fleet (owned &  chartered) specialises in hydrocarbon transportation from regions with  challenging icy conditions and includes 160 vessels with a combined deadweight  of over 13 million tonnes. A third of these vessels have a high ice class.  Sovcomflot supports large-scale offshore energy projects in Russia and overseas,  including: Sakhalin-I, Sakhalin-II, Varandey, Tangguh, and Peregrino. The  company is registered in Saint-Petersburg and has representative offices in  Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London,  Limassol, Madrid, Singapore and Dubai.