Yantar Shipyard launches yet another trawler of Project SK-3101R (photo)
Kaliningrad, Russia based Baltic Shipyard Yantar (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it launched the trawler of Project SK-3101R named Komandor on 30 March 2018.
The ceremony was attended by employees of the shipyard, management of the customer - Fishing Collective Farm named after V. Lenin, representatives of United Shipbuilding Corporation and Kaliningrad authorities.
When speaking at the ceremony, Kaliningrad Region Governor Anton Alikhanov said: “We, just like the customer, are happy with the momentum gained by Yantar. That gives confidence in new celebrations of this kind and new orders for the shipyard. For our part we will do our best”.
According to Sergey Tarusov, Chairman of the Fishing Collective Farm, there are no vessels of this class in Kamchatka so far.
“Our fishermen are looking forward to the delivery of those three trawlers. I hope our cooperation with the shipyard will not stop and we will continue it with new orders”, he added.
Eduard Yefimof, Director General of Yantar Shipyard, said in his turn that the construction complies with the schedule. He also assured the customer of the contract implementation in due time and with high quality adding that the company is ready to continue cooperation.
The contract for construction of three trawler-seiners of Project SK-3101R was signed by the shipyard and Fishing Collective Farm named after V. Lenin (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) on January 22, 2016. According to the statement, Russia is building a series of fishing vessels of this type for the first time in more than 20 years. The lead ship named Leninets was launched in November 2017 with the delivery scheduled for autumn 2018. The hull of the third vessels named Udarnik is under construction. The delivery of the series is to be complete in 2019.
The SK-3101R purse seine / pelagic trawler was designed by a Norwegian engineering company Skipskompetanse A.S. that provided design, engineering drawings and technical assistance. The fishing vessel particulars: length overall: 50.6 m, beam: 12 m, main engine rated power about 2200 kW. The vessel was designed for trawl, seine and purse seine deep-water fishing. The caught fish will be stored in sea-water cooled cargo tanks of RSW type. This technology of storage will enable to keep the take fresh during long period of time, which is a unique feature for Russian ships.
Kaliningrad-based Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” (Yantar Shipyard) was founded on July 8,1945 on the basis of a Koenigsberg unit of German’s Schichau Werft. Yantar Shipyard specializes in building and repair 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 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.
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