For the Record

Continental Begins Tire Production in Kaluga

Continental began production using its own components and materials on July 8 at its 240 million euro ($308.7 million) plant in Kaluga after its first experimental production with imported raw material early in March, Interfax reported, citing the company. (MT)

Japanese-Russian Joint Venture Starts Casting Mould Production

Japan's Mishima Kosan and NPP Mashprom in Nizhny Tagil will start up the Mishima-Mashprom joint venture to produce continuous casting molds on July 10, the Russian company said in a statement, Interfax reported. (MT)

AutoVAZ Pushes to Up Quality of Local Supplies

AvtoVAZ hopes that by the end of 2013 80 percent of its suppliers will comply with the requirements of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, compared to the current 67 percent, AutoVAZ President Igor Komarov said at the VII Inter-regional Innovation Economic Forum in Samara, Interfax reported. (MT)

St. Petersburg Airport Sees Increased Passengers and Revenue

Northern Capital Gateway, which manages St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport, increased sales revenues by 18.4 percent to 7.4 billion rubles ($220 million) under Russian Accounting Standards last year on the back of increased passenger flow — up 16.7 percent to 11 million travelers — and intensive development of non-aviation operations, the company press service said, Interfax reported. (MT)

Baltic Shipyard Promises Floating Reactor on Schedule

St. Petersburg's Baltic Shipyard is moving ahead with construction of the world's first floating nuclear power plant and will deliver the vessel, the Akademik Lomonosov, in 2016, according to the terms of the contract with Rosenergoatom, CEO Alexander Voznesensky said, Interfax reported. (MT)

Kaliningrad Port Increases Cargo Volumes

Kaliningrad Commercial Sea Port handled 2.2 million tons of goods in the first half of 2013, up 20.1 percent year on year, including a rise in export cargoes of 5.4 percent to 1.3 million tons and general cargoes of 9.2 percent to 965,100 tons, Interfax reported, citing the company. (MT)

London-listed Oil Company Raises Siberian Output

London-listed Exillon Energy, formerly known as Caspian Minerals, increased oil production 38.5 percent year on year to 387,000 tons in the first half of this year, with the bulk of output provided by subsidiary Exillon WS, which operates in Western Siberia, Interfax reported, citing the company. (MT)