Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex takes delivery of new equipment
Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex has taken delivery of new equipment – two 16-tonne cross frame cranes that are fixed and movable at the same time. According to Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Centre, lifting equipment of this type will be used in Russian shipbuilding for the first time.
The cranes are intended for fast moving of relatively light components while assembling ship blocks. The can facilitate the process of construction and also let save electricity.
Upon completion of scheduled tests the cranes will be used for fitting out and for construction of new facilities at Zvezda shipyard.
As of today, 75 cranes of different lifting capacity are involved at heavy outfitting berth and at hull production facility. Among them is the Goliath crane of 1,200 tonnes in capacity.
The shipyard is expecting components for the second Goliath crane intended for the dry dock, which is the second-train object of SC Zvezda.
Zvezda Shipyard is being established at the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Centre (FESRC) by a consortium led by Rosneft upon instructions of the President of Russia.
The shipyard projects comprise launched and operating objects, such as the hull production facility, painting cabinets, and open heavy outfitting berth, as well as second-train objects under construction, such as the dry dock, full-cycle production shops, and shops for offshore marine equipment.
Zvezda Shipyard is designed for construction of large-capacity vessels, ice-class vessels with a displacement of up to 350,000 tonnes, special-purpose vessels, and other marine equipment.