Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard lays down ocean minesweeper Yakov Belyayev for RF Navy (photo)
On 26 December 2017, Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNSZ OJSC, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid down countermeasures vessel of the new generation for RF Navy, says press center of the shipbuilding company. By the order of Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, the ship will bear the name of Yakov Belyayev, Hero of the Soviet Union.
The Yakov Belyayev is the fourth serial minesweeper (the fifth in the series). It is the third ship laid down by the shipyard this year.
The ceremony was held in the new workshop for fiber-glass plastic construction built under the project on renovation of shipyard’s facilities. It was attended by representatives of the city authorities, RF Navy, USC, industrial enterprises and businesses.
The Alexandr Obukhov, lead ship of Project 12700 series was delivered to the customer in December 2016. The Georgy Kurbatov, the Ivan Antonov and the Vladimir Yemelyanov minesweepers are under construction. The Yakov Belyayev is to be launched and delivered to RF Navy in 2019.
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.
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 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk 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.