Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard to lay down the third serial mine-sweeper for RF Navy in the end of QI’17 (photo)
OJSC Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it has completed making the hull shell for the third serial mine countermeasures vessel. The hull shell of a ship for RF Navy was made through vacuum infusion method.
The ceremony of laying down the ship is scheduled for the end of Quarter I’ 17.
This mine countermeasures vessel was designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. The ship 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.
It is the forth mine countermeasures vessel to be built by Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard for Russian Navy (the third serial ship). In December 2016, the shipyard delivered the lead ship of the series, the Aleksandr Obukhov. Construction of the serial ships is underway: the first serial ship, the Georgy Kurbatov, was laid down on 24 April 2015, the second one, the Ivan Antonov – on 25 January 2017.
OJSC Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, a part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, was created in 1912. The shipyard has built over 500 warships and vessels of 43 designs for the Russian Navy and foreign customers. 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.
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