Second cruise liner will be built at Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard
Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (Nizhny Novgorod, United Shipbuilding Corporation) will build the second cruise liner, Moscow office told IAA PortNews.
It should be noted that the first cruise liner was laid down at Lotus shipyard (Astrakhan) on August 15, 2016.
Two Russian shipyards, the Astrakhan Lotus Shipyard and Nizhny Novgorod based Kransoye Sormovo were awarded contracts for two cruise vessels. The contract for four-deck cruise ship is valued at about RUB 2.5 bn. The ship will be 141 meters in length, 16.5 meters in breadth, to accommodate 300 passengers. The payback period will take 15 to 25 years.
The 300 and 500 passenger capacity cruise ships were designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard, incorporated in United Shipbuilding Corporation, is one of the oldest Russia’s shipbuilding companies, founded in 1849. The Shipyard added a special page to the history of the domestic military and commercial shipbuilding. Throughout the 75-year period, more than three hundred submarines and rescue vehicles including 25 nuclear ones have been built and modernized by Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard. Today Krasnoye Sormovo builds vessels of commercial fleet meeting the requirements of international conventions on reliability and safety. Some of Krasnoye Sormovo tankers are in the list of Significant Ships of the Year by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
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.