Severnaya Verf shipyard lays down Derzky corvette of Project 20386 for RF Navy (photo)
On 28 October 206 Severnaya Verf shipyard (USC member) laid down Derzky corvette of Project 20386 for RF Navy. According to the press center of the shipyard, the ship is to be delivered to the customs in 2021.
The corvette is intended for conducting of naval combat operations in the near and off-shore maritime zone, protecting the facilities of marine communication and economic activities.
The project was developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. The corvette will have a hull and upperworks allowing to decrease radar signature. The ship is to be fitted with modern anti-ship and anti-submarine armament complexes as well as air defence missile system.
The corvette will have Russian power stations and a unique radar complex. Derzky will be capable to carry a helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The ship will have basic weaponry and removable combat modules, which will expand the number of missions the ship can perform.
The ship is to be equipped with two gas-turbine engines М90ФР, (27,500 h.p. each) and two main electric engines (2,200 h. p. each).
The corvette of Project 20386 will be a principally new ship in the fleet of RF Navy due to new technologies applied during the construction. The superstructure will be built of composite material through vacuum infusion method.
Key characteristics: displacement – 3,400 t, length - 109 m, width - 13 m, speed - 30 knots, range – 5,000 nm, crew - 80
The St. Petersburg-based Severnaya Verf Shipyard’s history dates back to 1912. Now it is a leading shipbuilding company of the Russian defense industry. The shipyard specializes in building cruisers, destroyers, minesweepers, patrol vessels and submarines destroyers, research and passenger vessels, timber cargo carriers, trawlers, container ships and ro-ro vessels for the Russian Defense Ministry and foreign customers. Russian Gov’t picked Severnaya Verf Shipyard as the main contractor for the frigate and corvette class ships (Project 22350, Project 2038/20385). The company was included in the register of the Federal Service for Defense Contracts (Rosoboronzakaz) of sole suppliers of Russian weapons and military equipment and is the sole contractor for communications ships of Project 18280.
The Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (USC member), founded in 1949, is a leading design and engineering organization in the Russian shipbuilding industry, unique by its range of designs and their complexity. The Almaz CMDB today is the leading Russian designer of high-speed craft, small and medium size surface combatants, landing air cushion vessels, mine countermeasures vessels, special purpose vessels and floating docks.
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.