Yantar shipyard lays down the third trawler of Project SK-3101R
Kaliningrad, Russia based Baltic Shipyard Yantar (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it laid down the third trawler of Project SK-3101R on 24 March 2017. The keel-laying ceremony for the ship named Udarnik was attended by the representatives of the shipyard, the designer, the United Shipbuilding Corporation and the authorities of the Kaliningrad Region.
The hull of the Leninets, the lead ship of the series, is almost ready with the launching scheduled for summer 2017.
The contract for construction of three trawler-seiners of Project SK-3101R was signed by the shipyard and Fishing Collective Farm named after V. Lenin (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) on January 22, 2016. The first two vessels named Leninets and Komandor were laid down on July 8, 2016 and on November 25, 2016 accordingly. The series is to be delivered to the customer in 2018.
According to the statement, Russia is building a series of fishing vessels of this type for the first time in more than 20 years.
The SK-3101R purse seine / pelagic trawler was designed by a Norwegian engineering company Skipskompetanse A.S. that provided design, engineering drawings and technical assistance. The fishing vessel particulars: length overall: 50.6 m, beam: 12 m, main engine rated power about 2200 kW. The vessel was designed for trawl, seine and purse seine deep-water fishing.
Kaliningrad-based Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” (Yantar Shipyard) was founded on July 8, 1945 on the basis of a Koenigsberg unit of German’s Schichau Werft. Yantar Shipyard specializes in building and repair of warships and civil boats. Throughout the years the Shipyard has built 160 warships and more than 500 merchant vessels. The Russian Government holds majority stake in the shipbuilding firm through Western Center of Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 60 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates about 80% of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.