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14 June 2019

Severstal supplied over 2 Ktons of ship-building steel for construction of the first cruise ship Peter the Great

PAO Severstal, one of the global largest vertically integrated steel-making and mining companies supplied over 2 thousand tons of ship-building steel for construction of the first Russian cruise ship Peter the Great, which was launched in May 2019 at the «Ship-building plant LOTOS in Astrakhan region.

Ship-building steel produced by Cherepovets iron and steel plant (the company being a part of division Severstal Russian Steel) was used for manufacturing of steel structures for the vessel bottom. Steel products were supplied by the distribution network of division Severstal Russian Steel in 2016-2017.

As it was mentioned by the Head of the distribution network of Severstal Timur Iudichev, “We are proud to have taken part in such an ambitious project. Ship-building plant LOTOS has already used steel produced by Severstal in other projects, for instance, for construction of a dry cargo ship RSD49”.

Peter the Great is the first passenger cruise ship built in Russia over the last 30 years. This river/sea vessel is a real floating hotel with a survey room at the ship’s bow, a deck having a sliding roof and a swimming-pool, full-size balconies in each cabin. Peter the Great absolutely complies with the requirements of the international conventions, not to mention its potential to serve foreign tourists, who have lately shown higher interest in cruising across Russia. The ship will operate on a classic route Moscow – St.Petersburg, make cruises Moscow – Sevastopol – Sochi and also perform round voyages from Astrakhan across the Caspian sea. Construction of the ship will be continued afloat, its commissioning is scheduled for 2020.