Figure of the Day: Rosneft


In 2017, Rosneft to spend about 21 billion rubles ($350m) for purchase of helicopters, Vedomosti reports. To compare, the Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has spent about 17 billion rubles ($284m) for helicopter flights, while the Brazilian Petrobras and the Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell - 14 billion rubles ($233m) and 12.7 billion rubles ($212m), respectively.

About 10 million rubles to be spent on luxury helicopters for "VIP passengers", as follows from the lot cards on the site of state procurement.

In the period from 2017 to 2021, Rosneft will pay 10.6 billion rubles for the delivery of goods and employees. The largest carrier is the Utair’s subsidiary Utair-Helicopter Services: the company has won contracts for 33 billion rubles out of 53 billion rubles.

In addition, $200m-worth Rosneft’s park includes 16 helicopters Leonardo Helicopters and 12 heavy Mi-8s "in different versions, at least two of them are of VIP class", ordered from the RN-Aerokraft.

As Vedomosti reports, 1 hour of flight on a helicopter by "RN-Aerokraft" will cost the company $143 thousand. At the same time, other companies offer such services at lower costs: from $900 to $12 thousand per hour.

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