Vasiliy Zhukov

Volga-Dnepr has promoted Vasiliy Zhukov (pictured above) to global director of energy & heavy machinery as it looks for continued growth in these sectors.

Mr Zhukov joined Volga-Dnepr in 2015, after five years working for one of Russia’s leading power engineering and construction corporations, responsible for developing relations with existing power and energy clients as well as attracting new customers within the Middle East and North Africa region.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Project Management and Business Engineering, and now becomes Volga-Dnepr’s fourth global industry director, joining Axel Kaldschmidt, global director of aerospace; Fayçal Boumerkhoufa, global director of oil & gas; and Colon Miller, global director of humanitarian, government & defence programmes.

Mr Zhukov said: “At Volga-Dnepr Group we are constantly developing relationships with original equipment manufacturers in power and heavy machinery in order to learn more about their transportation and logistics challenges. When it comes to power plant unit repairs, for example, time is money so our customers value the fast and reliable response we can deliver.

“In recent years, renewables have become an important part in governments’ national energy strategies all over the world. We understand our customers’ commitment to diversifying the domestic energy mix with low carbon power generation and are able to support this by providing timely solutions for the transportation of oversize and heavy equipment by air such as hydroturbine runners, compact solar panels and even wind turbine blades,” he said.

Volga-Dnepr has completed over 1,400 deliveries for customers in the power & energy sector, delivering over 76,000 tonnes of cargo, across its fleet of An-124-100, IL-76TD-90VD, Boeing 747 and 737 freighters.

Deliveries include power generation and power transmission and distribution shipments as well as other power plant components such as valves and heat exchangers, and the power & energy industry contributes around 7% of the group’s annual revenues.


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