Government support and involvement in cooperation between fuel and energy sector and defence industry enterprises
We work with manufacturers. We are talking and endeavouring to push the matter of localizing complex electrotechnical products. A government resolution on end-to-end projects has been issued which aims to address the issue through subsidizing manufacturers of key electronic components. It is our view that subsidizing manufacturers is the right step to take. When a supplier of end-user equipment comes to us with a competitive price, there is every possibility of us procuring the equipment and using it — Grigory Gladkovsky, Deputy Chief Engineer, Rosseti.
I proposed adopting a holistic approach to the issue of diversification: this mechanism is set out in a special document that is drafted once every 10 years, called the State Armament Programme. This programme classifies the armaments which correspond to material, technical, and financial resources. It is the result of a very complex process by the defence industry, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation – all the key executive bodies. This document is vital for solving the issue — Yury Solomonov, General Designer for the Development of Strategic Missile Systems, Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering Corporation.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation is constantly working to replace imports of equipment for the oil and gas industry. This year, a revised import substitution plan for the industry was drafted, with updates covering 37 technical areas. Our partnership with the defence industry is extremely important. Here we are focused on the development of Russian expertise, with the aim of reducing our dependence on foreign equipment when it comes to producing liquefied natural gas, developing offshore deposits, creating rotary steerable systems, and also fracking equipment — Yevgeny Gribov, Director, Department of Engineering for the Fuel and Energy Industry, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.