Almaz Shipyard lays two more floating cranes of project 02690 for Russian Ministry of Defense
St. Petersburg, Russia based Shipbuilding Company Almaz floated out a floating crane of project 02690 and held a keel laying for two more cranes of the same series for the Russian Defense Ministry, the shipbuilder said.
The 02690 mobile crane design was developed at JSC SpetsSudoProekt for offshore heavy-lift operations, for loading of hazardous and general cargoes onto surface warships, submarines, for handling anchors chains of pontoon piers, for installation and removal of offshore equipment, transportation of cargo on the upper deck.
Full load displacement - 2 tonnes, length - 50 m, breadth - 22 m, DWT - 450, cruising range - 3.500 miles, endurance - 10 days, lifting capacity - 35 to 150 tonnes, crew – 22. Propulsion unit: ВРК VETH Z-DRIVE VZ-700, main diesel engine: 3x800 kW.
Overall, the shipbuilding firm was contracted to build nine 02690-series cranes for the Defense Ministry.
The series flagship was laid down on May 17, 2013 and floated out on May 6, 2014.
Joint Stock Shipbuilding Company "Almaz" was founded in 1933 as a shipyard of the USSR Coast Guard. Today St. Petersburg headquartered Almaz is a modern enterprise with a long shipbuilding tradition specializing in the construction, conversion, outfitting and repair of high-speed coast guard border patrol vessels and boats, of large and small tonnage ships, of multipurpose hovercrafts, ships and yachts for civil sector both for Russian and foreign customers. The company has two floating docks of capacity 2,500 to 3,000 tonnes.