Flag hoisting ceremony onboard Admiral Essen frigate postponed till June 7 (photo)
Flag hoisting ceremony onboard the Admiral Essen guard ship, the second ship of Project 11356 built by Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” (United Shipbuilding Corporation, Kaliningrad), will be held on June 7 upon completion of extra tests assigned by the Navy authorities, says Yantar shipyard.
The acceptance/delivery certificate for the ship was signed on May 31, 2016.
The ceremony will be attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Defence, RF Navy and United Shipbuilding Corporation as well as relatives of Admiral Essen.
The Admiral Essen was laid down on July 8, 2011 and launched on November 7, 2014. State tests carried out in the Baltic and the Barents Sea were completed on May 30, 2016.
Under two contracts signed with the Russian Ministry of Defense, Yantar Shipyard is to build a series of six frigates of Project 11356 developed by the Northern Design Bureau. The Admiral Grigorovich frigate (the lead ship) was delivered to the customer on March 11, 2016. The Admiral Makarov frigate is to be delivered in QIII’2016.
Baltic Shipyard “Yantar” based in Kaliningrad, Russia was founded on July 8, 1945 on the basis of a Koenigsberg unit of German’s Schichau Werft. Yantar Shipyard specializes in building and repairs of warships and civil boats. Throughout the years the Shipyard has built 160 warships and more than 500 merchant vessels. The Russian Government holds majority stake in the shipbuilding firm through Western Center of Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 60 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates about 80% of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.
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