Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard completed body shell for second serial mine countermeasure ship being built for RF Navy (photo)
Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (USC) says it has completed the body shell for the second serial mine countermeasure ship being built for RF Navy.
This will be followed by assembling and reinforcement of the hull.
It is the third ship to be built by Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard for RF Navy under the contract signed with the Ministry of Defence in 2014. The vessels are to be delivered in 2016-2018.
The shipyard is building mine countermeasure ships of new generation with application of state-of-the-art technologies including composite materials.
OJSC Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, a part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, was created in 1912. The shipyard has built over 500 warships and vessels of 43 designs for the Russian Navy and foreign customers. Currently, the shipyard builds missile boats, trawlers, passenger and work vessels for various purposes and is about to start the large-scale construction of mine warships of the new generation for the Russian Navy and foreign countries.
Today, the shipyard is the leader of composite shipbuilding in Russia and the only plant in the country to build warships and civil vessels of 4 types of materials: composite materials, shipbuilding steel, nonmagnetic steel, aluminum and fiberglass. The shipyard has mastered the technology of building hulls of composite materials through vacuum infusion method.