Dalzavod Dalzavod imeni 50-letiya SSSR Ulitsa Dalzavodskaya, 2 Vladivostok, Far East Russia 690001 Tel: +7 844 4232 223 353; Fax: +7 844 4232 223 002
Dalzavod, active since 1885-87 at the northern shore of the Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok, is one of the largest ship-repair facilities in Russia. Formerly subordinated to the Ministry of Shipbuilding Industry, Dalzavod is the largest defense facility in Vladivostok. The Zvezda Shipyard in Bolshoy Kamen is a subordinate facility. Dalzavod has turned from repair of naval vessels to commercial vessel repair, small boar construction, vehicle repair, and other commercial ventures. Key facilities include a 1600-meter quay-wall, along which ships are moored for repair, three dry-docks, two side launching ways and two floating docks. It also has fully equipment machinery repair and ship component repair facilities plus boiler foundry and forging shops.
Reforms and poor financing in the Russian milkitary have downsized the amount of Navy contracts by half. Repairs of first-rank warships and diesel submarines account for half its work, with the other half of the company's business derived from fishing, shipping and other civil companies such as the Far Eastern Shipping Co.
Due to its very substantial Pacific Fleet ship-repair obligations, Dalzavod has faced difficulties in implementing conversion efforts. Dalzavod's leadership expects that the yard will continue to service Pacific Fleet ships on a long-term basis. Dalzavod was expected to be included in the "National Shipbuilding Program until the year 2010," which was under discussion in the Russian government in early 2000.
In late 1999 the Primorsky Krai Administration and Dalzavod Joint-Stock Company established JSC Aerotown to assemble buses in Vladivostok. The Krai will invest 1.7 million rubles, or 20% of the company capital, and provide the company with substantial tax breaks. The Dalzavod share will consist of an in-kind contribution and some cash. Shareholders sent their proposal to Hyundai, which, they believe, could participate in the project. The early stage of the project involves assembly of 400 buses a year, using South Korean components only. Later, RFE defense plants are expected to supply some components. Buses assembled in Vladivostok should be 18-20% cheaper than imported buses.
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