One of the most anticipated events in marine industry, 15th International exhibition and conference for civil shipbuilding, navigation, port operation, and ocean exploration, NEVA 2019, has just finished in Saint Petersburg.
It's been a while since participation in NEVA expo became a rule for all leading companies in Russian shipbuilding and related sectors. This forum of professionals and experts is no doubt the main Russian platform for shipbuilding business and open dialog between the specialists. People also notice growing international importance of NEVA, which now ranks the top-five biggest shipbuilding expos in the world.
Kronstadt company is, of course, a long-time exhibitor at NEVA. Every time it tries to make maximum use of these several days by demonstrating visitors and partners its wide range of the equipment it offers.
2019 was no exception. At its booth, Kronstadt displayed over 15 units of shipboard and port equipment – from powerful searchlights to a real marine jib crane, as well as water preparation units, fire-fighting systems, marine pumps, waste compactors, and other items.
Kronstadt's showcase was greatly honored when attended by Alexander Beglov, new governor of the city, who was taking part in the expo opening ceremony. He and other officials accompanying him were highly impressed with our interactive model of a water jet. In their talk, our top managers shared with the officials some information about Kronstadt's plans for localization of marine equipment production at Russian industrial facilities.
Traditionally, NEVA expo and conference is an ideal place for signing strategically important agreements in the sphere of shipbuilding and repair. This year, Kronstadt managed to sign a memorandum of cooperation between United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Kronstadt's foreign partners that produce various marine equipment. The primary goal of such memorandums is to successfully implement the equipment in different Russian shipbuilding projects and to open the way for local content of the manufacturing.
Summing up Kronstadt's activity on the exhibition, we can say our specialists hardly had any time to rest, meeting and consulting with so many shipbuilders and designers non-stop. This, however, means one positive thing – Russian marine industry has lots of new interesting projects waiting ahead, and Kronstadt will be there to contribute to them.