2015 April 24 18:20
On April 24, 2015, Tatarstan-based OJSC Zelenodolsk Plant named after M. Gorky helad a ceremonial signing of state contracts for construction of two serial ships of project 22100 Ocean for the Border Guard Service under FSB. As IAA PortNews was informed by the company, total value of the contracts exceeds RUB 17 bln.
The ceremony was attended by the representatives of FSB Border Guard Service, management of Zelenodolsk municipality, representatives of AK BARS HOLDING and designer.
The second and the third ships of project 22100 built under the newly signed contracts will join the Northern Fleet in 2019.
The shipyard is currently building the lead coast guard ship of project 22100 Ocean launched on May 21, 2014. The delivery of the lead ship named Polyarnaya Zvezda (Polar Star) is scheduled for 2015.
New generation border guard ship Ocean developed by Central Marine Design Bureau Almaz (Saint-Petersburg) is the first ship of this type tailored in compliance with the requirements of the Border Guard Service under FSB.
This multipurpose ship has a high fighting capacity and can take part in full-scale rescue operations. Is a unique ship with her ice class, speed of 21 knots, cruising range of 12,000 miles and endurance of 60 days. Ocean class ships are supposed to replace ships of projects 1135P and 97P.
Ships of project 22100 "Ocean" are intended for protection of the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation. Also they will be able to participate in rescue operations, assist in fighting fires on ships and escort emergency towing vessels in hiding places, to ensure actions of special forces of the Russian FSB to combat piracy and terrorism, prevent smuggling, drug trafficking and illegal migration.
The ship is to be deployed for operation in the North West region of the Pacific Ocean, Arctic and non-Arctic freezing seas of the Russian Federation with consideration of the requirements for operation of Arc4 vessels under the Regulations of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
The ship is armed with the automatic gun and heavy machine guns. At the stern there is a helipad and helicopter hangar for Ka-27. The ship is equipped with the latest electronic systems, intelligence and surveillance.
Tatarstan-based OJSC Zelenodolsk Plant named after M. Gorky specializes in the construction of warships and passenger high-speed vessels. The enterprise is managed by AK BARS HOLDING.