Crimean Defense Companies Keep Working Despite Energy Blockade

Rubric: Conflicts, Industry

In spite of the energy blockade against Crimea and Sevastopol, affiliates of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) operating in the Republic of Crimea continue stable work, reported press service of the Zvezdochka Ship-Repair Center, Sevastopol branch.

"It is due to the fact that a number of technological operations being currently performed in workshops is of a continuous nature and cannot be stopped. Moreover, in certain cases the matter is prevention of manmade disasters", explained Igor Drei, director of the USC Representative Office in Crimea and Sevastopol.


He reminded that ship-repairmen and ship-builders were liable to customers for compliance with work schedule. In particular, for Sevastopol branch of the Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center, the most important works now are repair of the up-to-date submarine Novorossiysk and sailing ship Khersones, as well as completion of repairs on two docking tugs, Sevastopolets and Kalamit, which were recently withdrawn from the dock and moored at the company’s fitting-out berths. "Basic works are mainly performed in daylight hours, and warm fair weather helps us", added Drei.

Locals of Crimea are left without electricity due to blowing up of remaining power transmission line towers used for electric supply of the peninsula from Ukraine. In terms of electric supply, Crimea depends on Ukraine by 70 per cent. Totally, the peninsula needs 1,200 MW.

Crimea’s governor Sergei Aksyonov declared Monday, November 23, a regional day-off due to the state of emergency caused by Ukraine through power cutoff.