Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

Series of bulk carriers for the Arctic to be constructed in Russia

12 january 2024

The building of a dry cargo vessel of the RSD59ARC project for the Arctic began at the Okskaya Shipyard in Nizhny Novgorod.

Bulk carriers of this type belong to the Ice3 class, which will allow them to operate on the Northern Sea Route from June to October.

Earlier, General Director of JSC State Transport Leasing Company Evgeny Dietrich announced plans to build 13 ships for the Arctic at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The construction of dry cargo ships is carried out according to the state program using funds from the National Welfare Fund. The total cost of the series of Arctic bulk carriers will exceed 22 billion rubles.

According to the plan, the first ships of the RSD59ARC project will be commissioned in 2025.

These cargo ships is distinguished by the bow arrangement of the superstructure and will be equipped with 1600 kW engines, which is one third more than typical vessels of the same type. Due to the availability of cranes with a lifting capacity of up to 40 tons, the RSD59ARC fleet will be able to unload at unequipped berths, reports.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished