Vladimir Yemelyanov minesweeper leaves Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard’s dock
Yet another minesweeper of Project 12700 named Vladimir Yemelyanov under construction for RF Navy has left the dock of Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (a company of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), says press center of RF Defence Ministry.
Ship of Project 12700 have the world's largest monolithic hull of fiber-glass plastic made by the vacuum infusion method.
According to Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, the new generation ships are supposed to enhance considerably the potential of RF Navy’s mine-sweeping forces in the short-term period.
“There is a plan to build dozens of ships of this project under a serial construction project”, said Vladimir Korolev.
In March, the shipyard completed the works on making the ship hull and superstructure, and their saturation with systems and mechanisms. Further outfitting works will be performed outside the dock.
The launching ceremony has been scheduled for the end of Quarter II of 2019.
The Vladimir Yemelyanov was laid down on 25 January 2017. It is the fourth ship in a series of Project 12700 minesweepers built by Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard. The Alexandr Obukhov, lead ship of Project 12700 series, was delivered to the customer in December 2016. The Ivan Antonov, the second serial ship, was delivered in the end of 2018. Three more minesweepers including the Vladimir Yemelyanov are under construction.
This mine countermeasures vessel of Project 12700 was designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. The ship of the new generation features the most advanced technology and naval architecture and marine engineering, the world's largest monolithic hull of fiber-glass plastic made by the vacuum infusion method. Monolithic hulls fabricated from glass-reinforced plastic feature higher strength and survivability compared to steel hulls. They also have lower mass and longer life cycle (over 30 years).
The Peotr Ilyichev is to be delivered to the customer in November 2020.
Key characteristics: displacement - 890 t, length – 62 m, breadth – 10 m, speed at full displacement – 16 knots, crew – 44. The ship features high maneuverability and offers comfortable accommodation of the crew.
Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard JSC, a part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, was set up in 1912. The shipyard has built over 500 warships and vessels of 43 designs for the Russian Navy and foreign customers (13 countries worldwide). 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.