Platform for lifting of objects from sea bottom designed by KSRC to be built by 2020
Multi-purpose platform for lifting of objects from sea bottom designed by Krylov State Research Center (KSRC) is supposed to be built by 2020, Sergei Malyshev, KSRC representative said at Offshore Marintec Russia, International Offshore and Maritime Exhibition & Conference.
According to him, the platform of catamaran type will be 35 meters wide and will be equipped with 28 lifting devices from each side. Lifting capacity of each device will be 250 t. The platform is intended for lifting of sunken ships and other objects from sea bottom as well as for laying of underwater utility lines.
The design has been approved by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). The project is to be financed under the state programme on social and economic development of the Arctic zone. The platform will most likely be owned by Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot. The issue is under discussion at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
The Krylov State Research Centre is one of the world’s major ship research & design centres established in 1894. Over its century-long efforts in the field of innovative R&Ds for the benefit of national shipbuilding, in the best interests of the country’s defence and economic development, the Krylov Centre has accumulated the wealth of unique expertise in development of naval ships, commercial vessels and offshore structures. The Krylov Centre responsibilities cover the full scope of ship qualities including seaworthiness, strength, powering, acoustics, electromagnetic signatures, nuclear & radiation safety, definition of ship concepts meeting the combination of the above requirements.