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Turkish private shipyards received many tenders from Russia

The huge tenders that Turkish private shipyards received one after another from Russia continue to resonate in the Russian press. Two new icebreakers were added to the ship orders for approximately $252 million. “The icebreakers are from the Sea of Marmara. Russian orders are going to Turkey” in the news of the Kommersant newspaper, it was stated that “Turkish shipyards continue to outperform their Russian competitors even in icebreaker ship orders.” According to the news, after the state contract for the construction of a rescue icebreaker for the Northern Sea Route goes to Turkey, the Turkish company Kuzey Star will build two dual-fuel icebreakers with a total cost of 18.5 billion rubles ($252 million) for the Russian state company Rosmorport.

DELIVERY IN 2024

The relevant agreement was signed at the weekend. It was reported that the Russian Onega shipyard won the tender, but Kuzey Star would build the ships as a subcontractor. A source told Kommersant: “Both icebreakers will be built entirely at the Turkish shipyard. The ships will be delivered in 2024.” In addition to orders from Russian companies for fishing vessels and dry cargo vessels, state-owned companies are also actively engaged in production in Turkey.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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