Russia's first Aframax-class medium-tonnage tanker “Vladimir Monomakh” has completed its sea trials and set sail heading for South Africa, where it is to deliver the oil loaded in its hold at the port of Nakhodka.
In 2020, for the first time in Finnish history, a mass explosion was carried out without the use of TNT and dynamite. It was loaded exclusively with Russian-made cartridges and detonators. The head of the department for new projects at Azot-Blast, the largest company in Russia and the CIS for the production of drilling and blasting agents, talked about what radical changes have taken place in the industry and how to build a successful career today.
Analysts from Goldman Sachs say that oil prices will reach $65 per barrel this year. Their reasoning is based on the underfunding of the sector resulting from a dramatic revenue decline in the industry's core businesses. Is it, however, a realistic scenario? Here is what Forpost learnt on that matter.
A digital modeling software complex began operating at St. Petersburg Mining University. This is a high-performance computing cluster, which allowed the university’s scientists to take their research to a fundamentally different level. Forpost found out what opportunities have opened up for them after the new laboratories were put into operation, and why the status of scientific organizations in the modern world largely depends on the availability of such platforms.
One of the focal points of the meeting of the Public Council of the Ministry of Energy was the statement of the rector of St. Petersburg Mining University about the need to strengthen centralized regulation of the fuel and energy complex by the Government of the Russian Federation. A number of media outlets even interpreted his words as a proposal to “create a mega-regulator” in the fuel and energy complex. Forpost reached out to Vladimir Litvinenko for comment.
Participants of this year’s ”Russian Gas” forum, which was held online, questioned the European Commission’s plans to significantly reduce the consumption of natural gas by the EU energy complex. Brussels considers giving up this resource as a vital necessity in the light of the fight for carbon neutrality.
In 2021, St. Petersburg Metro will increase fares above inflation (60 rubles) and will apply for an increase in the amount of subsidy from the budget. The company incurs losses due to the decline in passenger traffic caused by the effects of the pandemic coronavirus in 2020. In comparison with the last year, the subway occupancy decreased by 38%, resulting in a loss of 3.2 billion rubles only for the first 9 months.
Sergei Serdyukov, the former technical director of Nord Stream 2, believes that the main obstacle to Russia’s progressive development is the lack of quality managers, those who can take responsibility for making important strategic decisions and avoid making mistakes when putting them into practice. Is this really the case? How can we make serious top managers of promising young people with leadership skills? Forpost publishes excerpts from Sergey Serdyukov's commencement lecture “Management as the main problem of the 21st century”, which he delivered in St. Petersburg, at the "Young Leaders of Science-2020” forum.
They presented their developments to the judgment of experts from major Russian and foreign companies, such as GEOTECH Seismic, SIBUR, PhosAgro, and Schneider Electric.
Under the forge of the Motovilikhinskie Armories lies an iron slab of truly gigantic proportions. A century and a half ago, the 650-ton anvil, as part of the Tsar-Hammer, was recognized as a world treasure at the Vienna Industrial Exhibition. What was the effort behind this casting, unique in the history of metallurgy, and why is the invention resting deep underground today?