ZNT Yard launched the lead hydrographic survey vessel and lays down two more HSVs (photo)
On 17 May 2018, Nizhegorodsky Teplokhod Shipyard (ZNT Yard, Nizhny Novgorod Region) launched the lead hydrographic survey vessel (HSV) of Project 23040G, the Georgy Zima. ZNT Yard says it also laid down the third and the forth ships of Project 23040G, the Vladimir Kozitsky and the Boris Slobodnik.
Besides, two SAR boats of Project 23040, the РВК-1239 and РВК-1261, left ZNT Yard on May 17 for their duty location.
The first HSV of the same series, the Aleksandr Yevlanov was taken out of the construction workshop and christened.
The ceremonies were attended by representative of RF Defence Ministry, Industry Ministry of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, local administration, partners of the shipyard and the family of Georgy Zima.
The contract for construction of six hydrographic boats of Project 23040 was signed between ZNT Yard and RF Defence Ministry on 21 March 2016. The ship design developed by Petrobalt Design Bureau is based on Project 23040 designed by ZNT Yard. The shipyard has built 20 diving boats of Project 23040 with two more boats under construction.
The next hydrographic survey ship named Aleksandr Yevlanov will also be launched in May 2018. The first two HSVs will join the Baltic Fleet of RF Navy. Other HSVs will be delivered to the hydrographic services of the Northern and Black Sea Fleets as well as the Caspian Flotilla.
The boat is intended for high precision bottom surveying and inspection of navigational hazards at the depth of up to 400 meters as well as for bottom surveying with a single-beam echosounder at the depth of up to 2,000 meters; servicing of all types of buoys; installation and removing of all types of buoys of up t to 1.7 t and up to 6.5 m; delivery of personnel, food, spare parts and repair teams to nonfloating aids to navigation; navigational and hydrographic support of search and rescue operations; piloting and leading of submarines and large capacity ships at naval bases and approaches.
ZNT Yard OJSC established back in 1911 specializes in the construction of workboats and service ships, port equipment and marine engineering products. The company provides a complete package of solutions – from designing to building and maintenance, refitting of different types of vessels.